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WesternZagros Appoints New General Manager Kurdistan

Thursday, December 27, 2012

WesternZagros Appoints New General Manager Kurdistan07:30 EST Thursday, December 27, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 27, 2012) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESWesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. William (Bill) Jack to the position of General Manager Kurdistan, to be resident in Iraqi Kurdistan, effective February 1, 2013. This appointment follows the decision by Mr. Ian McIntosh, Vice President, Kurdistan Business Unit, to retire in January 2013 after three years of valuable service. "Ian has been an important member of the Company's executive and has built our Kurdistan organization into a highly effective team. Among his many contributions, Ian was instrumental in quickly preparing the Sarqala-1 well for an extended well test. We wish Ian the very best," said Simon Hatfield, WesternZagros Chief Executive Officer. "We are, at the same time, delighted to welcome Bill to the WesternZagros team. His international experience is very well suited to our ambitious exploration and appraisal plans."As General Manager Kurdistan, Mr. Jack will be a member of the Executive Management Team, and will assume responsibility for government liaison and in-country administration. Mr. Jack's extensive background encompasses more than 30 years of progressive leadership in international oil and gas roles, having spent the majority of his career with BP on projects in the United Kingdom, Middle East, Russia, Australia and North America. His most recent appointment was General and Country Manager, Tunisia for Petrofac. Mr. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering from University of Glasgow.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.Lisa HarrimanManager of Investor Relations(403) 693-7017investorrelations@westernzagros.comwww.westernzagros.com