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WesternZagros Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WesternZagros Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President17:19 EST Tuesday, November 20, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 20, 2012) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESWesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or "the Company") announces the promotion of Michael Mossman to Senior Vice President Engineering and Operations.Simon Hatfield, WesternZagros's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Michael's wealth of operational and management experience makes him an ideal person to lead our Kurdistan operations. His promotion strengthens our organization and I am sure he will continue to contribute to our future growth."Michael Mossman joined WesternZagros as Vice President Operations in June 2012 to lead the Company's planning, evaluation and execution of its joint venture drilling programs. He will now also assume the broader responsibilities for the engineering group. Mr. Mossman's extensive experience encompasses senior operational, technology development and executive management roles across exploration and development projects, having spent 35 years with BP on numerous prolific and challenging international projects. His most recent position with BP was VP Operations and Country Manager for BP Algeria. His career with BP started in the North Sea and was followed by positions in Qatar, UK, Colombia, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Algeria. Mr. Mossman holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bristol University and a Masters of Science (Distinction) in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College. Michael Mossman stated, "It is a very exciting time to be part of the great team at WesternZagros. We have an active program ahead of us as we face the challenge of delivering the aggressive exploration and appraisal plan of the next two years." About WesternZagros Resources Ltd.WesternZagros is an international natural resources company engaged in acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq. WesternZagros, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WesternZagros's shares trade in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WZR".WESTERNZAGROS RESOURCES WAS RECOGNIZED AS A TSX VENTURE 50® COMPANY IN 2012. TSX VENTURE 50 IS A TRADE-MARK OF TSX INC. AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE Contact Information: WesternZagros Resources Ltd.Greg StevensonChief Financial Officer(403) 693-7007WesternZagros Resources Ltd.Tony KraljicVP Business Development(403) 693-7011WesternZagros Resources Ltd.Lisa HarrimanManager of Investor Relations(403) 693-7017investorrelations@westernzagros.comwww.westernzagros.comSmithfield GroupScott FultonDirector+44 (0) 20 7903