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DATE: May 28, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TRADING SYMBOLS: TSX-V (CANADA): WGP.V FRANKFURT: WE6.F
CHANGE IN DIRECTORS OF WESTERN GEOPOWER
Vancouver, Canada, May 28, 2009 - Western GeoPower Corp. (WGP), a
renewable energy company, today announced that Gudmundur F.
Sigurjonsson has been appointed a director of the company.
An Iceland-based professional engineer, Sigurjonsson has an extensive
background in project engineering and management. His general and
international experience in project execution and project control
includes work in Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand and the Philippines.
His core competences include cost engineering, feasibility
assessments and business modeling.
Sigurjonsson is the principal of FnF Limited, a management consulting
business. Through FnF, Sigurjonsson is an advisor to Geysir Green
Energy, a global leader in the development of, and investment in,
geothermal power. Through FnF, Sigurjonsson is also the chief
executive of Envent Holding Philippines, a joint venture between
Geysir Green Energy and Reykjavik Energy Invest. Envent was
established to develop renewable energy projects in the Philippines.
Sigurjonsson graduated from the University of Iceland with a Bachelor
of Science degree in chemistry and earned his masters of engineering
from the Technical University of Denmark.
He replaces Ãsgeir Margeirsson of Geysir Green Energy, who resigned
as a director of Western GeoPower.
Kenneth MacLeod, the company's president and CEO, said: "We are
grateful for Margeirsson's contributions in the past, and look
forward to working with Sigurjonsson whose experience and background
will be an asset as the corporation moves forward. This appointment
will strengthen the company's relationship with our largest
shareholder Geysir Green Energy and with the geothermal industry in
About Western GeoPower Corp.
Western GeoPower Corp. is a renewable energy company dedicated to the
development of geothermal energy projects for the delivery of clean,
sustainable, baseload electricity generation. The Company is
developing The Western GeoPower Unit 1 geothermal power plant at The
Geysers Geothermal Field in Sonoma County, California, United States;
the South Brawley geothermal project in Imperial County, California,
United States; and the South Meager geothermal project in British
On behalf of the Board of Western GeoPower Corp
Kenneth MacLeod, President & CEO
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release contain forward-looking
information within the meaning of applicable securities laws in
Canada ("forward-looking information"). The words "anticipates",
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forward-looking information contains these identifying words.
The forward-looking information in this press release includes, but
is not limited to: Sigurjonsson's appointment will strengthen the
Company's relationship with its largest shareholder Geysir Green
Energy and with the geothermal industry in Iceland
The forecasts and projections that make up the forward-looking
information are based on assumptions which include, but are not
limited to: the Company is not subjected to any material adverse
events normally associated with exploration, development and
production of natural resources; the Company is not subjected to
additional governmental regulation and that political attitudes
towards geothermal production does not change; the Company is able to
remain in compliance with its debt obligations; the Company's
resource estimates are accurate; the Company's insurance is adequate
and that it does not incur any material uninsured liability; the
Company is able to comply with environmental regulations; the Company
has access to suitable infrastructure; no title defects affect the
Company's properties; the Company receives necessary permits on
acceptable terms; no material new competition; no significant
fluctuation in currency exchange rates and interest rates; the
Company is able to access additional capital; no material
fluctuations in energy prices; continued access to the Company's key
personnel; and, no conflicts of interest arise.
The forward-looking information is subject to risks, uncertainties
and other factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from historical results or results anticipated by the
forward-looking information. The factors which could cause results to
differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to:
risks normally associated with exploration, development and
production of natural resources; risks relating to government
regulation; risks relating to indebtedness; risks relating to the
reliability of resource estimates; no history of geothermal
production; insurance and uninsured risks; environmental risks and
hazards; lack of access to required infrastructure; land title
defects; risks relating to obtaining permits on acceptable terms;
competition; fluctuations in currency exchange rates and interest
rates; risks relating to raising additional capital; fluctuations in
energy prices; reliance on key personnel; conflicts of interest; and,
other risks described in the Company's Management Discussion &
Analysis and other continuous disclosure documents.
All forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in
its entirety by this cautionary statement and, except as may be
required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to revise or
update any forward-looking information as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise after the date hereof
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Western GeoPower Corp.
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