Adroit Resources Inc.

Adroit Resources Inc.

January 16, 2007 18:19 ET

Adroit Resources Inc.: Expropriation Claim-Amended Statement of Claim Filed

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 16, 2007) - Adroit Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ADT)(FWB:A7V)(BERLIN:A7V) -

Amended Statement of Claim filed. Management is pleased to report that the Company's corporate counsel, Holmes & King, filed its Amended Statement of Claim on Monday, January 15th, 2007 in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Expropriation Claim History. In July 1995, the Provincial Government of British Columbia, expropriated from the Company (then known as Rock Resources Inc.). certain mineral claims located in the Slocan Mining Division The expropriation of Amber claims was carried out as part of the creation of the Goat Range Park. The Company subsequently sought compensation for such expropriation through the courts. On June 5th, 2003, the Company received a judgment in its favour from the British Columbia Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal ordered that the amount of compensation payable to the Company be determined by the Expropriation Compensation Board of British Columbia. The British Columbia Government subsequently applied for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to have the Court of Appeal's ruling overturned. The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the Government's application for leave to appeal on April 8th, 2004. The Company subsequently commenced negotiations with the B.C. Government for a monetary settlement, but has not, to date, received an acceptable offer from the Government.

In the interim, the Province of British Columbia has amended expropriation legislation, abolishing the Expropriation Board and providing that expropriation proceedings are to be dealt with before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

As announced in the Company's April 6th, 2006 news release, the Company's board decided that a fresh approach was warranted to obtain compensation by the Government of British Columbia. The Company therefore instructed its corporate counsel, Holmes & King, to assume conduct of the file to pursue the quantum claim.

The Company's amended pleadings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia set out details of its claims, including claims for compensation for loss of value of the Company's Amber Claims, damages for disturbance and interference with the Company's business, damages for compulsory taking, damages for expenses incurred and thrown away as a result of the expropriation, damages for loss of opportunity, profits, goodwill and reputation, and consequential, aggravated and punitive damages, interest and costs.

While the prospect of further litigation is not management's preferred course, it feels compelled and committed to proceed in order to obtain fair redress and a final resolution on behalf of all shareholders. Further details of the Company's expropriation claim against the Government are on the Company's web site together with a copy of the full Amended Statement of Claim.

Adroit Resources is a mineral exploration company that is currently exploring for Gold and Antimony in Central Italy and diamonds, precious and base metals in the Temagami and Bancroft areas of Ontario, Canada. In addition, Adroit is also seeking new precious and base metal projects to add to its expanding portfolio. The Company's issued and outstanding share capital is 28,279,535 common shares.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Graeme Rowland, Chairman and President

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