Becker Gold Mines Ltd.

May 18, 2006 10:09 ET

Becker Gold Mines Ltd.: Board Appointment

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 18, 2006) - Becker Gold Mines Ltd. (the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:BGD) would like to announce that Stephen Kenwood, P. Geo., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Company and to the Company's management committee. Mr. Kenwood is a geologist who serves on the board of other TSX Venture Exchange issuers and is one of several investors who have privately purchased a controlling position in the Company. Mr. Kenwood intends to be actively involved in the Company's future business activities. Information about the take-over bid exempt control purchase will be filed on SEDAR pursuant to s. 111 of the Securities Act.

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