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Mawson announces appointment of VP Exploration

Monday, February 04, 2013

Mawson announces appointment of VP Exploration08:45 EST Monday, February 04, 2013VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2013 /CNW/ -Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") (TSX:MAW) (Frankfurt:MXR) (OTCPK:MWSNF) is pleased to announce that Dr Nick Cook has accepted the role of Vice President of Exploration. Dr Cook obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honours (Geology) from the University of Otago in 1985, then a PhD (Geology) from the University of New England in 1994. He has over 18 years of global experience in exploration and exploration-focused research geology. For the last two years he has been an exploration consultant to a variety of companies, while previously he concentrated on project generation and exploration of gold and base metal properties.Mr. Terry Lees, who previously held the position of Vice President of Exploration, will move to the role of Principal Geologist for Mawson with particular focus of searching for new gold and copper properties in Sweden.Mr. Hudson stated "We wish to welcome Dr Cook as the Company's new Vice President of Exploration. Dr Cook will be based in Finland to oversee the Company's exploration activities in the Nordic Region. He brings many of years of exploration and academic experience and will be a huge addition to an already experienced exploration team."About Mawson Resources Limited (TSX:MAW, FRANKFURT:MXR, PINKSHEETS:MWSNF)Mawson Resources Limited is a resource acquisition and development company. The Company has distinguished itself as a leading Scandinavian exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas gold project in Finland.On behalf of the Board,"Michael Hudson"Michael Hudson, President & CEOSOURCE: Mawson Resources Ltd.For further information: Investor Information www.mawsonresources.com 1305 - 1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7 Mariana Bermudez/Donna Werbes +1 (604) 685 9316 Seema Sindwani +1 647-478-3017 Email: info@mawsonresources.com