Advanced Primary Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : APD

Advanced Primary Minerals Corporation

December 22, 2009 09:19 ET

APM Entered into Agreement With C&C Mining and Land Company

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 22, 2009) - Advanced Primary Minerals Corporation (the "Corporation" or "APM") (TSX VENTURE:APD) announced that effective December 18, 2009 it entered into an agreement (the "Agreement") with C&C Mining and Land Company ("C&C") whereby in consideration of US$40,000 and 1,400,000 pre-consolidation shares of the Corporation (200,000 post-consolidation shares of the Corporation), the Corporation (formerly Beta Minerals Inc.) will be released from all of its obligations in connection with a purchase option and exploration right agreement (the "Original Agreement") entered into on August 26, 2003 between Beta Minerals Inc. and C&C, including its obligation to maintain in good standing the claims governed by the Original Agreement. The Original Agreement related to certain mineral claims covering property located in the Delamar Mining District of Southeast Nevada, USA. The Agreement is expected to close on January 15, 2010.

About APM

APM, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Erdene Materials Corp., operates a newly constructed kaolin processing plant in Dearing, Georgia and has been active in Georgia and South Carolina for over 10 years exploring for, evaluating, extensively testing and securing high quality primary kaolin resources. APM has also operated an industrial minerals laboratory in Eatonton, Georgia since 1998. The Corporation is targeting value added products that benefit from the unique attributes of its high quality, primary kaolin resource. Target markets include ceramics, paint and coatings, catalysts and other specialty industrial applications. APM has 16,809,626 shares issued and outstanding and a fully diluted share position of 17,352,483.

For additional information visit APM's website at www.advminerals.com or contact the company via email at info@advminerals.com.

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