Quaterra Appoints Director

Quaterra Resources
2006-08-23 News Release

Quaterra Resources Inc. today announced the appointment of Roy Wilkes of Castle Rock, Colorado to the Board of Directors.Mr. Wilkes is a highly experienced international mining executive who will serve as an independent Director, said Thomas Patton, president . “We look forward to his assistance as the company explores and develops its projects in the U.S. and Mexico ,” Patton said.

Mr. Wilkes recently retired as president of Washington Group International’s Mining Business Unit. As leader of this group he participated in many developing mining projects throughout the world, including Latin America, Canada, Europe and the United States .

Mr. Wilkes was also the chief operating officer of Santa Fe Pacific Gold Corporation during the expansion of its Nevada operations. He was also involved in the development of such projects as Greens Creek, Alaska; Stillwater, Montana; and Las Pelameres in Chile, while serving as senior vice president of Business Development for Anaconda Minerals.

Mr.Wilkes is a graduate mining engineer from the Montana School of Mines.
Quaterra also reported today that the company has granted 100,000 incentive stock options to Mr. Wilkes, each exercisable at $1.55 per share and for a period of five years.The granting of the stock options is subject to regulatory approval.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,

“Thomas Patton”
Thomas Patton, President
Quaterra Resources Inc.

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