Westport Resources Management Names George Keith as President and COO

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Westport Resources Management, Inc., a leading financial advisor serving individuals, families, municipalities and institutions around the world, announced today the appointment of George Keith as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as his election to the Board of Directors of both Westport Resources Management, Inc. and Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc.

John Adams Vaccaro, Chief Executive Officer of Westport Resources Management, Inc., a leading financial advisor serving individuals, families, municipalities and institutions around the world, announced today the appointment of George Keith as President and Chief Operating Officer, as well as his election to the Board of Directors of both Westport Resources Management, Inc. and Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc.

A Wall Street veteran with three decades of experience in asset management, brokerage, clearing, and accounting, Mr. Keith, 54, joins Westport Resources from National Financial, a Fidelity Investments Company, where, as Executive Vice President, he led the institutional sales team to generate record sales growth for five consecutive years. During his tenure at National Financial, Fidelity Brokerage appointed Mr. Keith to a task force charged with the development and execution of a five-year global strategy for the organization.

According to Mr. John Adams Vaccaro, Westport Resources Founder and Chief Executive Officer, "We are pleased to welcome George as new President and COO of our wealth management and broker/dealer operations. He is a seasoned and talented executive with comprehensive experience in our industry and a strong reputation in the investment community. He joins Westport Resources at a time of significant growth, despite the extraordinarily challenging market environment. His contribution at such a critical juncture will be instrumental in driving the performance of our firm to its full potential."

Prior to National Financial, from 1999 to 2004, Mr. Keith served as Managing Director and National Sales Manager at Alliance Bernstein, where he spearheaded the national wholesale force, was responsible for global accounts and for handling major international corporate relationships. Prior to that, from 1995 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President of National Accounts at Scudder Funds. During this time he was also named President and CEO of Dreman Value Group, Scudder Funds' largest selling fund group. Before that, Mr. Keith spent sixteen years at Paine Webber as Senior Vice President and National Sales Manager and managed the firm's largest U.S. branch office in New York City. Mr. Keith started his career at Touché Ross, one of the nation's largest accounting firms, as a Certified Public Accountant.

"The opportunity that lies before Westport Resources is tremendous," commented Mr. Keith. "I'm excited and honored to join a dynamic, astute, passionate, and client-centric wealth management company. I look forward to working with an incredibly talented group of people to continue to build upon and enhance the firm's distinctive wealth management approach and lead the recruiting efforts for its broker-dealer operation."

Mr. Keith is a Cum Laude graduate of SUNY, Albany, with a B.S. in accounting.

Headquartered in Westport, CT, Westport Resources Management, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Chief Executive Officer John Adams Vaccaro. Maintaining stable growth over its 23-year history, Westport Resources provides wealth management services to individuals, families, institutions and municipalities empowering them to realize their visions, optimize their resources and proactively manage risk through its customized innovative solutions, independent research, dynamic planning, meaningful reporting and passionate client service. More information is available at http://www.westportresources.com.

Westport Resources Investment Services, Inc. is a Broker/Dealer registered with the SEC, member FINRA & SIPC. Westport Resources Management, Inc. is an Investment Advisor registered with the SEC.

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