Gerald Harper Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo joins NWM Board of Directors

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Symbol: NWM
Shares Outstanding: 222,541,863

TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - NWM Mining Corporation (TSX-V: NWM) (the "Company" or "NWM") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Gerald Harper, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. to the Company's board of directors. Mr. Harper holds a B.Sc. and a B.Sc. (Hons) as well as a Ph.D. in geology from the University of London in England and is a past President of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada as well as a past chair of the PDAC Environment Committee.  Mr. Harper has served on several boards of directors including those of Urania Ltd., Mustang Minerals Ltd., US Precious Metals Ltd., Khan Resources Inc. and Geddes Resources Ltd.  Mr. Harper has had a career as a professional geologist spanning almost forty years and has held exploration management positions with South Africa C.S.I.R., Anglo American Corporation, Falconbridge Ltd. and Northgate Exploration Ltd. 

"Mr. Harper brings a wealth of international experience in all aspects of the exploration, development, financing and mining of mineral deposits," said Chris Berlet, CEO of NWM.  "He will be a valuable addition to NWM's board as NWM continues exploration on, and brings into production, the two deposits at its Lluvia-Jojoba gold mines project in the state of Sonora, Mexico." 

Mr. Harper is president of Gamah International Limited, a consulting company he established in 1992 which provides a wide range of services related to the mining industry to junior and senior mining companies, financial and investment dealers and governments on five continents. 

In conjunction with this election the board granted options on 500,000 shares of NWM to Mr. Harper under its approved stock option plan.  These options may be exercised over a period of three years at a price of $.10 per share.  Under the stock option plan, a maximum of 10% of the issued shares of the Company at any time may be reserved for issuance at the time of the stock option grant.

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 of this release.

SOURCE NWM Mining Corporation

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