NWest Energy announces appointment of Robert Webb as VP Business Development and Operations

    ST. JOHN'S, June 24 /CNW/ - NWest Energy Inc. (TSX-V: NWN) is pleased to
announce the appointment of Mr. Robert D. Webb as Vice President, Business
Development and Operations. Mr. Webb will be responsible for securing
partnership agreements for the development of the company's offshore
exploration acreage and leading the supervision of all NWest operational
    Mr. Webb was formerly a Director at CIBC World Markets. Working in
Calgary and London, he played a role in financing and merger and acquisition
transactions with an aggregate value of over $10 billion. Prior to his
investment banking career, he provided project management and engineering
services with Schlumberger to clients in Indonesia, Vietnam, Russia and the
United Kingdom. Mr. Webb has an MBA degree from the University of Toronto's
Rotman School of Management and an Engineering degree from Memorial University
of Newfoundland.
    Effective June 17, 2008, Mr. Webb was granted 350,000 incentive stock
options, vested over a three-year period and 250,000 incentive stock options
to be granted upon the completion of certain performance milestones. All
options are exercisable at $0.50.

    About NWest Energy

    NWest Energy is an innovative Canadian junior oil and gas company
developing high-margin frontier basins and legacy assets for long-term,
sustainable value creation. To date, NWest has acquired four properties,
located off the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. All properties have
defined seismic targets along with considerable exploration potential to host
large oil and gas reservoirs. Through exploration licenses with the
Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, NWest holds
approximately 1.6 million acres of highly prospective property in a
geologically favorable environment for exploration.
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For further information:

For further information: François Gauthier, President & Chief Executive
Officer, (709) 722-3757; Chris Flanagan, Sr. Manager Investor Relations &
Corporate Communications, (709) 722-3953, info@nwestenergy.com

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