Alturas Minerals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : ALT
BVLAC : ALT

Alturas Minerals Corp.

October 27, 2009 12:26 ET

Alturas Announces Changes to Its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 27, 2009) - Alturas Minerals Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ALT)(BVLAC:ALT) announces the resignation of Mr. Laurie Curtis, and the appointment of Mr. Walter Henry, to the board of directors of the Company.

Paul Pearson, President and CEO of Alturas commented, "Laurie Curtis has recently resigned from the board of directors, owing to the substantial time demands from other companies with which he is involved. We express our sincere gratitude for the devoted service and commitment that he has given in building the Corporation since 2006 and wish him well in his future endeavours. We are delighted to welcome Walter Henry to the Corporation´s board of directors and his appointment will greatly strengthen the Company´s financing and corporate development strategies.

Mr. Henry holds the CFA designation and has over 15 years of experience in capital markets financing, international project financing, and corporate bank financing in a wide spectrum of industries, with an emphasis on resource sector financings. He is currently the Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Royal Nickel Corporation which owns 100% of the Dumont nickel sulphide deposit in the Val D'Or/Amos mining region of Québec. Mr. Henry has previously held the positions of CFO for Juno Special Situations Corp, Alturas Minerals Corp. and Tiberon Minerals Ltd., Manager at CIBC World Markets and Assistant Vice President, Mining and Infrastructure, within the Financial Advisory Services Group of Price Waterhouse Coopers Securities Inc. Prior to joining Pricewaterhouse Coopers Securities Inc., Mr. Henry in 1998 joined BNP Paribas Canada, in the Energy, Mining and Project Finance Group.

Mr. Henry is a Director of Merrex Gold Inc. and Consolidated Westview Resource Corp., all TSX Venture listed companies. He is also a director of Raven Minerals Corp. (private), and Saddle Gold Inc. (private). Mr. Henry was previously a director with Golden Odyssey Mining Inc.

About Alturas Minerals Corp.

Alturas is a Canadian corporation, and is the parent of Alturas Minerals S.A. ("Alturas Peru"). Alturas Peru has been actively exploring various mineral projects in Peru since January 2004. Alturas' properties include four drill-ready mineral exploration projects located in central and southern Peru, which includes the Chapi Chapi-Utupara Copper-Gold Project, the Sombrero Copper-Gold Project, the Ccaccapaqui Gold-Silver Project and the Huajoto Gold-Silver-Zinc Project. In addition, Alturas Peru has interests in four other exploration projects in Peru. Alturas' exploration strategy is focused on the discovery of large epithermal gold mineralized deposits and copper-gold porphyry/skarn deposits. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.alturasminerals.com.

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