SOURCE: Aquarian Gold Corp.

September 21, 2006 08:30 ET

Aquarian Gold Corp. Appoints New Chairman

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- Aquarian Gold Corp. (PINKSHEETS: AQGC) ("Aquarian") is pleased to announce it has appointed Andrew R. McM. Bell as director and Chairman.

Andrew Bell is the representative of the vendor group holding the Indonesian coal interests recently acquired by the company. He is the President of BellMin Limited, a company investing in mineral exploration as well as in companies in the mineral exploration and development sectors.

He is currently Chairman of AIM-listed Regency Mines PLC, Red Rock Resources PLC, and Greatland Gold PLC, as well as Chairman of Goliath Resources Inc., and a director of AIM-listed Ormonde Mining PLC.

After being educated at Eton College, and serving as an officer in The Life Guards, Andrew Bell obtained a B.A. and M.A. degree in History from Oxford University, and a LLB degree from London University.

In the 1970s he was a resource analyst at Morgan Grenfell & Co (now Deutsche Morgan Grenfell), following which he ran an offshore Pacific Basin Fund ranked No. 1 over two and three years by Lipper Analytical, was Managing Director of a Hong Kong-based investment bank, and was a director of a private equity business. Identifying the likely impact of Chinese and Indian growth rates on commodity demand, he then returned to the resource business with an emphasis on the development of deposits capable of serving those markets.

The BellMin group already controls deposits it considers world class in Nickel and Manganese, and believes its coal project in Sumatra to be of similar potential. Aquarian now becomes the U.S. flagship of this fast-developing group.

An occasional writer and broadcaster, Andrew Bell is a former Parliamentary candidate and a contributing author to a book of homilies.

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