WEST AFRICAN IRON ORE CORP. ANNOUNCES BOARD APPOINTMENT OF JONATHAN CHALLIS

TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE: WAI

VANCOUVER, May 12 /CNW/ - West African Iron Ore Corp (TSX-V:WAI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Challis to the Board of West African Iron Ore Corp. ("West African" or the "Company").  Mr. Challis is a mining engineer with over 30 years' experience in the operation, management, financing and analysis of mining projects around the world.  Mr. Challis has an honors degree in Mineral Exploitation and an MBA.  Mr. Challis started his professional life as a Mining Engineer with Gold Fields of South Africa Limited in 1974 before returning to Europe where he worked as a mining analyst and project financier for several European institutions.  He subsequently joined McLeod Young Weir in London in 1987 as a mining analyst prior to relocating to Toronto in 1990.  In 1994, he joined CM Oliver in Toronto as a Director and Senior Mining Analyst, prior to moving back to London where he was instrumental in establishing a European presence for that company.  In 1997, he joined Ivanhoe Capital Corporation and was involved in numerous early stage exploration ventures in diverse locations.  He has subsequently been involved in several Canadian resource companies in the roles of CEO, President and Director.  Mr. Challis is currently a Director and CEO of SEAM Ltd., a private UK based mineral exploration company active in Eastern Africa.  Mr. Challis is also a Director of Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD); Peregrine Metals Ltd. (TSX:PGM); Sunward Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:SWD); and Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX-V:RPM).

Pursuant to the Company's stock option plan, the Board of West African has granted 1,000,000 incentive stock options to Mr. Challis exercisable at $0.38 for a period of ten years, subject to regulatory approval.

Mr. William Hayden has resigned from the Board of West African due to other commitments.  The Board would like to thank Mr. Hayden for his contributions to the Company.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Guy Duport
CEO
guyduport@westafricanironore.com
Tel: 604-609-6110

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE West African Iron Ore Corp.

For further information:

Investor Relations
Vanguard Shareholder Solutions
Tel: 604-608-0824
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ir@vanguardsolutions.ca

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