SOURCE: First Liberty Power Corp.

March 26, 2010 09:00 ET

First Liberty Power Corp. Appoints Geologist John Rud as V.P. Exploration and Special Advisor to Board of Directors

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 26, 2010) -  First Liberty Power Corp. ("the Company") (OTCBB: FLPC) announced today that it had appointed John Rud, MSc., a geologist, as V.P of Exploration and as a Special Advisor to its Board of Directors.

John Rud has amassed over 50 years of experience in identifying, exploring and processing a wide variety of mineral deposits. Mr. Rud holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Oregon. For the past five years he has concentrated on uranium properties and production. His lifelong experience in all aspects of putting mining properties in production makes him a unique Company resource.

Formerly employed at AZCO Mica, Inc., where he served as a marketing director, Mr. Rud was responsible for the design and construction of a wet-ground mica plant. Along with hiring all personnel and contractors, he oversaw equipment procurement and supervised all corporate marketing activities.

Mr. Rud is also the former president and director of Gentry Steel, Inc., a position that required him to govern day-to-day operations of the public listed company. Gentry Steel, Inc. is presently completing mine permitting, the purchase of land for the processing plant, and procuring the mining and processing equipment for a 30-million pound per year high-grade iron oxide pigment operation. A brief summary of Mr. Rud's recent mine development experience is as follows:

  • Marketing Director (AZCO Mica, Inc.) -- Responsible for the design and construction of a wet-ground mica plant. Hired all personnel and contractors. Procurement of equipment. Supervised all marketing activities regarding the wet-ground mica product. Mill currently in operation and producing a wet-ground mica product.

  • President/Director (Gentry Steel, Inc.) -- Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the public company. Company is presently completing the mine permitting, purchasing land for the processing plant, and procuring the mining and processing equipment for a 30-million pound per year high-grade iron oxide pigment operation.

  • President/Geologist (Aimco Consolidated) -- Supervised geological mapping of the Gentry Iron Ore Deposit. Supervised Core drilling program to delineated ore reserves. Completed a feasibility program to determine the economic merits of the iron ore deposit.

  • Geologist -- Located and evaluated a porphyry copper deposit in the Picacho Mountain, Pinal County, AZ. Leased property to Cyprus Metals Corporation.

  • Geological Consultant -- Designed and constructed a 24 TPD portable column flotation plant. The portable plant was equipped with fine ore feeder, grinding circuit, computer controlled flotation column, drying and bagging facilities.

  • As an independent consultant, Mr. Rud has worked on numerous properties involving a myriad of commodities, and has brought into production from exploration to development more than 15 mines, along with designing production plants and mills to accommodate a particular ore.

  • Over the last 5 years Mr. Rud as president of GeoXplor Corp., an acquisition and geological service company based in Arizona, has been focused on uranium, vanadium and lithium exploration.

Commenting on the appointment, Glynn R Garner, President and CEO of First Liberty Power Corp., stated, "First Liberty Power Corp. is committed to building a strong, experienced and results-oriented team of mining professionals. The addition of Mr. Rud adds incredibly to that objective."

First Liberty Power Corp. is a Nevada-based mineral exploration company with a primary focus on lithium and vanadium exploration and development in the United States. The Company is positioned to capitalize on the anticipated increase in demand for both lithium carbonate and vanadium that is projected to result from the adoption and use of clean, renewable energy that will fuel demand for products that utilize lithium-ion batteries and vanadium redox batteries.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This current report contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including but not limited to, any increase in the demand for Lithium or Vanadium due to clean energy and battery requirements, and any mineralization, exploration and development of our mineral properties, specifically in regards to Lithium and Vanadium.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration and difficulties associated with obtaining financing on acceptable terms. We are not in control of metals prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our most recent annual report for our last fiscal year, our quarterly reports, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information please visit the Company's website www.firstlibertypower.com.

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