SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

November 18, 2008 12:31 ET

Franklin Announces Reorganization

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) announces the reorganization of its business structure and top management effective Tuesday, November 18, 2008, splitting its mining and energy divisions and appointing Howard Dunn, PE to the position of President, Franklin Oil & Gas Division. Mr. Paul Baker has been appointed to direct Mining Operations in Bolivia.

"As President of our Oil & Gas Division, Mr. Dunn will be responsible for the oversight, coordination and development of Franklin's GTL project in Argentina. Mr. Fernando Infante, Franklin Mining Executive Vice-President will work with Mr. Dunn on energy issues." Mr. Petty's remarks on Franklin's top management realignment continued, "Howard and Fernando will work directly with Dr. Isaac Rahmim, President, E-MetaVenture, Inc. as we expand and strengthen our Oil & Gas Division."

"Mr. Paul Baker, a career mining executive with a thorough understanding of the industry in South America, has assumed responsibility for on-site management and coordination of all mining operations and logistics for our joint-venture Escala I project in Bolivia." Mr. Petty added, "Paul has been a mining consultant to Franklin since mid-2007 and I am pleased he has agreed to be our on-site manager as Franklin moves forward with our capital investment plan for the Escala."

About Franklin Mining, Inc: Franklin Mining, Inc. has mining and energy interests in the United States and Bolivia as well as energy interests in Argentina. Franklin Mining, Bolivia is a wholly owned subsidiary. Franklin Mining, Inc. holds 51% ownership in both Franklin Oil & Gas, Bolivia S.A. and Franklin Oil & Gas International S.A. Additional information is available at

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