Mainland Engages Business Advisor for Forward Development

Mainland Resources has engaged Stephen Kennedy Smith Jr. as Business Advisor to help steer the Company's forward development.

Mr. Smith serves on the Kennedy family financial advisory board and is active in the Kennedy family financial investment and real estate development business. He served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Senator Edward Kennedy during his Presidential and Senatorial campaigns and as a senior staff member of the US Senate, was responsible for foreign policy and judiciary issues.

Mr. Smith founded Kennedy Smith Sammaweera, a real estate investment and development business specializing in smart growth and sustainable development related real estate. He has also served on the board of the John F. Kennedy Library, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, and the Congress on New Urbanism and the Northeastern University School of Public Policy. During his career, Mr. Smith has been involved in several high-level peace negotiations and has served as a consultant to the Irish peace process and the organization of African Unity. He is a three-time winner of Harvard's Danforth Award for Excellence in Teaching and a recipient of the Lyndehurst Foundation prize for social and artistic achievement.

Mr. Smith holds an M.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an M.A. Ed. from the Harvard's School of Education.

Company President Mike Newport stated, "We recognize that Mainland will have some significant needs in its next growth stage. That means engaging people with the ability to take the company to the next level. Engaging Stephen Kennedy Smith Jr. as a Business Advisor is an important strategic step towards our goals."

Stephen Kennedy Smith Jr. is also the Chairman of Mainland Resources' Advisory Committee.