Mawson announces appointment of Raasakka as director, Clark resigns

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Mawson announces appointment of Raasakka as director, Clark resigns

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VANCOUVER, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") or (the "Company") (TSX:MAW) (Frankfurt:MXR) (PINKSHEETS: MWSNF) announces the appointment of Ms. Noora Raasakka to Mawson's Board of Directors, effective immediately, and the subsequent resignation of Mr Gilbert Clark as director.

Ms. Raasakka has held the position of Environmental Leader for the Company in Finland since November 2014. As Environmental Leader, Ms. Raasakka has implemented the Company's Environmental Policy in conjunction with senior management, with responsibility for identifying and managing key environmental risks associated with Mawson's projects.

Ms. Raasakka is a Forestry Engineer with a Master's Degree in Landscape Management from the University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi. Prior to joining Mawson, Ms. Raasakka held the position of project manager in the Nature Protection Unit of The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Lapland (ELY-Centre) in Finland.

The Company also announces the resignation of Mr. Gilbert Clark as director of the Company effective immediately. Mr. Clark has served as a director of the Company since January 2014.

Mr Hudson, the Company's President & CEO, states, "We are delighted to welcome Noora to the Mawson Board. Noora's extensive experience in sustainable development and strong ecological background is an excellent complement to our Board skill set. Her appointment reflects the continued requirement for our Company to focus on environmental and CSR issues during our exploration activities. On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank Gilbert for the long and valued support he has provided to the Company."

About Mawson Resources Limited (TSX:MAW, FRANKFURT:MXR, PINKSHEETS:MWSNF)

Mawson Resources Limited is an exploration and development company. Mawson has distinguished itself as a leading Nordic Arctic exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas and Rajapalot gold projects in Finland.

On behalf of the Board,

"Michael Hudson"                  
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). All statements herein, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Although Mawson believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.  Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: aim, believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate, and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. Mawson cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, capital and other costs varying significantly from estimates, changes in world metal markets, changes in equity markets, equipment failure, unexpected geological conditions, local community relations, dealings with non-governmental organizations, delays in operations due to permit grants, environmental and safety risks, and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Mawson's most recent Annual Information Form filed on www.sedar.com. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, Mawson disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

SOURCE Mawson Resources Ltd.

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