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West Melville Metals Appoints Blair Lockhart as Corporate Secretary


August 2, 2012

Vancouver, B.C. – West Melville Metals Inc. (WMM:TSX-V) (“West Melville” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Blair Lockhart as Corporate Secretary of the Company. As Corporate Secretary, Ms. Lockhart will be responsible for legal and regulatory compliance activities, equity financings, joint ventures and general corporate/commercial work. Ms. Lockhart also serves as General Counsel to the Aurora Resource Group of which West Melville is a member company.

Ms. Lockhart graduated with a law degree from the University of British Columbia before completing her LLM in the field of international environmental law at the University of London, England. She has been practicing law since 1991, working first as a Crown Prosecutor with the Ministry of the Attorney General's office before transitioning into securities law in the mineral exploration and mining industry in 2002. Ms. Lockhart is also a geologist, with a BSc (Hons) from the University of Manitoba and MSc from the University of Alberta and is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

About West Melville Metals Inc.

West Melville is an iron ore and specialty metals exploration company working to advance the Fraser Bay iron ore project in Nunavut and the Isortoq iron-titanium-vanadium project in Greenland. The Company has assembled an experienced management team with a track record of discovery success together and a Board of Directors with expertise covering the essential fields of geology, engineering, and finance. West Melville’s projects offer a combination of low geological risk with significant upside potential in high demand commodity sectors.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Rory O. Moore, Ph.D.

President and CEO
West Melville Metals Inc.

For further information about West Melville Metals Inc. or this news release, please visit our website at www.westmelville.com or contact Investor Relations toll free at 1.888.331.2269, at 604.646.4527, or by email at info@westmelville.com

West Melville Metals Inc. is a member of the Aurora Resource Group of companies. For more information please visit www.auroraresource.com

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.

Certain disclosures in this release, including management's assessment of plans and projects and intentions with respect to use of proceeds and future exploration programs, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to West Melville's operations as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements, including risks as to the completion of the plans and projects. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Other than as required by applicable securities legislation, West Melville expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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