WesternZagros Announces Upcoming Events and Webcasts

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) -

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WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:WZR) ("WesternZagros" or "the Company") will hold its Annual General and Special Meeting on Wednesday, June 6, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. MST. It will take place in Meeting Rooms #1 & 2, Plus 15 Level, Ernst & Young Tower, 440-2nd Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta. Shareholders and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Simon Hatfield, CEO of WesternZagros, will make a presentation following the formal business of the meeting. The presentation will highlight the Company's achievements over the past year and discuss the current and planned operations. The live webcast can be accessed at: http://www.gowebcasting.com/4315 and the archived webcast of the presentation will be available on the Westernzagros website, at www.westernzagros.com, the following day.

Upcoming Conferences

WesternZagros will discuss its latest development and future plans at HSBC's 7th MENA & Turkey Business Leaders Equity Forum on May 20 and 21, 2013 and at the FirstEnergy/Societe Generale Global Energy Conference on May 28, 2013.

Details of the events are as follows:

HSBC 7th MENA & Turkey Business Leaders Equity Forum - Istanbul
  Monday-Tuesday, May 20 and 21, 2013
FirstEnergy/Societe Generale Global Energy Conference - Toronto
  Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 3:00 AM (EST)
  The live webcast can be accessed at: http://jetslides.tv/lobby/899 and at the conclusion of the conference, the presentation will be available on the WesternZagros website for 60 days.

About WesternZagros Resources Ltd.

WesternZagros is an international natural resources company focused on acquiring properties and exploring for, developing and producing crude oil and natural gas in Iraq. WesternZagros, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, holds a 40 percent working interest in two Production Sharing Contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. WesternZagros's shares trade in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "WZR".

WESTERNZAGROS RESOURCES WAS RECOGNIZED AS A TSX VENTURE 50® COMPANY IN 2012 AND 2013. TSX VENTURE 50 IS A TRADE-MARK OF TSX INC. AND IS USED UNDER LICENSE.

Contact:
WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
Greg Stevenson
Chief Financial Officer
(403) 693-7007

WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
Tony Kraljic
VP Business Development
(403) 693-7011

WesternZagros Resources Ltd.
Lisa Harriman
Manager of Investor Relations
(403) 693-7017
investorrelations@westernzagros.com
www.westernzagros.com

Smithfield Group
John Kiely
+44 (0) 20 7360 4900
jkiely@smithfieldgroup.com

Smithfield Group
Brett Jacobs
+44 (0) 20 7360 4900
bjacobs@smithfieldgroup.com

Smithfield Group
James McFarlane
+44 (0) 20 7360 4900
jmcfarlane@smithfieldgroup.com

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