ArcWest Appoints Michael Smyth & Colin O'Leary as Directors

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 21, 2021) - ArcWest Exploration Inc. (TSXV: AWX) ("ArcWest" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointments of Michael Smyth and Colin O'Leary to the Company's board of directors.

Michael Smyth is President of WDS Capital, a BC based strategic and financial advisory firm. Mike has worked with various small to mid-sized public and private companies enhancing their business models, providing capital raising advice and improving financial performance. He brings over thirty years of public company and fund management experience with a significant portion in mining. He started his career working for two large Canadian banks in their capital markets divisions, followed by VP Treasurer roles at Lac Minerals and Bell Canada. Mike continues to use his extensive experience supporting technology, agricultural and mineral exploration companies in their growth plans.

Colin O'Leary, the Principal of O'Leary & Associates Ltd., has spent the past ten+ years working with businesses, non-profits, public entities and social enterprises of all sizes, across all industries, to overcome a variety of challenges. He has won numerous provincial, national and international awards for projects, program development and implementation, is one of only a handful of individuals in BC that hold professional designation in Economic Development and is an International Association of Public Participation certified practitioner.

Colin has earned his Master of Business Administration from the Sauder School of business. Recently he was recognized by Development Counsellors International, a New York-based firm, as a Top 40 Under 40 Rising Star celebrating the top new leaders in the economic development industry globally.

To facilitate the new board appointments, John Meekison has resigned as a director of the Company but will continue in his role as the Chief Financial Officer.

Tyler Ruks, ArcWest's CEO and Director, commented: "We are very pleased to have both Mike and Colin join our board of directors. They both bring very strong complimentary skill sets to ArcWest's board and I look forward to working with them."

"Tyler Ruks"

Tyler Ruks, Chief Executive Officer and President and Director

For further information please contact: Tyler Ruks, Telephone: 1 (604) 809-6095, Email:

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