2007 News Releases

December 18, 2007

Mawson Appoints Leathley to its Board

Vancouver, Canada -- Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSXv -- MAW; Frankfurt -- MRY. Michael Hudson, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that Mr. Gil Leathley has been appointed as a director of Mawson effective December 17, 2007.

Mr. Leathley brings over 50 years of senior experience encompassing all aspects of international mining operations. Between the periods of 1975 to 2000, Mr. Leathley was the driving force in overseeing the development of six major operating mines on behalf of Noranda Mining, Corona Resources and Homestake Mining. Strategic development included the Golden Giant, Jolu, Eskay Creek, Santa Fe, Ruby Hill and Nickel Plate mines. During his tenure, he held various senior management and operating positions, ranging from Mine Superintendent and General Manager to Senior Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer. His responsibilities included overseeing mine development and operations with work forces of up to 2,500 employees. As a noted specialist in operational economics and company finances, he also played a key leadership role in the evaluation of acquisitions and the integration of acquisitions with the various parent companies.

Mr. Hudson states, "We are privileged to have Mr. Leathley join the Mawson board. With a lifetime of mine development experience, he will add significantly to the Company as we continue to advance our uranium properties in the nuclear energy reliant countries of Spain, Sweden and Finland."

On behalf of the Board,
"Michael Hudson"
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

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