Mainland Resources Taps Thomas as New CFO

The Board of Directors of Mainland Resources, Inc., a Nevada corporation has appointed William D. Thomas as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the Company effective as of July 9, 2008.

William D. (Bill) Thomas has a lengthy career in finance and accounting for the natural resource sector spanning more than thirty years.

Most prominently, Mr. Thomas held various successive management positions with Kerr McGee Corporation's China operations based in Beijing, China, ending in 2004 with his final position as Business Director of Business Services. He was previously General Manager (1999-2002), and Finance and Administration Manager (1996-1999) of the company's China operations.

Mr. Thomas focused heavily on supporting exploration and development operations for three operated blocks in Bohai Bay, as well as evaluation and negotiation of new venture blocks in East China Sea and the South China Sea. He was also responsible for the liaison with CNOOC and other Chinese oil companies, Kerr McGee US management and joint venture partners, where his main focus was to ensure cost effective and timely achievement of various approved work programs and budgets. He was also Chief Representative for Kerr McGee on the Joint Management Committee (JMC).

Over the course of his career, he has been involved in all aspects of managing accounting, budgeting, HR, administration, IT, insurance, taxation and other business support aspects surrounding gas properties for Kerr McGee.

Robert. D. Fedun resigned as the Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the Company effective as of July 9, 2008, but remains as a member of the Board of Directors.