Forte Energy NL
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March 22, 2010 03:06 ET

Further High Grade Assays from Bir En Nar

                                                            
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                     FORTE ENERGY NL
                                                                                                     ACN 009 087 852
                                                                                                   ASX/AIM CODE: FTE
                                                                      Telephone: +618 9322 4071, Fax: +618 9322 4073
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                          ASX, AIM and Media Release
                                                                                                       22 March 2010

                                    FURTHER HIGH GRADE ASSAY RESULTS FROM BIR EN NAR
                                                            
                                 GRADES OF UP TO 6,310ppm U FROM SECOND GROUP OF ASSAYS
                                                            
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-   Further  high-grade  assay results received from second group of 21 holes at BIR EN  NAR  Uranium  Project,
    Mauritania - West Africa, including:
    
-       5m @ 3,096ppm U incl.    1m @ 6,310ppm U
-       5m @ 1,334ppm U incl.    1m @ 5,430ppm U
-       19m @ 576ppm U incl.     7m @ 1,129ppm U
-       12m @ 776ppm U incl.     1m @ 3,690ppm U

-   Results consistent with assay results from the first eight holes announced on 23 February 2010 which reported
    grades up to 4,890ppm
    
-   To  date assay results from 29 holes of a total 50 holes have been received following the resource drilling
    programme at Bir En Nar

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International uranium company Forte Energy NL (ASX / AIM: FTE; "Forte Energy") is pleased to report further  high  grade
results from the second group of laboratory assays received from its +5,800m resource drilling program at its Bir En Nar
Uranium Project, located in the Republic of Mauritania, West Africa.

These  results  follow the first set of assay results which reported intercepts of >1,000ppm U3O8  from  every  hole  as
announced on 23 February 2010.

Chemical analysis results have so far been received from 29 diamond core drill holes.

The  Company  is awaiting the chemical assay results from the remaining 21 holes of the 50 holes completed.  Once  these
results  are  received  they will be incorporated with existing results to enable calculation of an  initial  JORC  Code
compliant  Mineral  Resource estimate for Bir En Nar. The final assays to be received relate to the  samples  that  were
dispatched to Perth, Australia to expedite processing.

A summary of the assay results received from this second group of 21 holes can be found in the table below:

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Drillhole  from   to  length m  U ppm              from   to  length  U ppm
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BNRD009    No significant assays                                           
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BNRD010    No significant assays                                           
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BNRD011    No significant assays                                           
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BNRD012     129  137         8    580   including   134  135       1  1,600
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BNRD013    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD014    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD015      50   51         1  1,020                                      
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BNRD016       5    6         1    760                                      
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BNRD016      82   85         3  1,729   including    83   84       1  4,160
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BNRD017      73   78         5  3,096   including    75   76       1  6,310
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BNRD018    No significant assays                                           
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BNRD019     105  112         7    149   including   111  112       1    470
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BNRD020    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD021      43   48         5  1,334   including    45   46       1  5,430
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BNRD022    No significant assays                                           
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BNRD023      31   50        19    576   including    33   40       7  1,129
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BNRD023      67   85        18    525   including    70   71       1  3,690
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BNRD024     102  109         7    513   including   103  105       2  1,135
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BNRD025    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD026    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD027      39   42         3  2,290   including    40   41       1  5,030
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BNRD028    Minor mineralisations                                           
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BNRD029      88  100        12    374   including    91   92       1  4,120
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To  view  Figure  1  -  Location of drill holes and mineralisation and fracture zones in Bir En  Nar,  please  open  the
following link in a new window: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/forte_0322_fig_1.pdf

The  area  is  dominated  by  granites  of  different modes in an early  proterozoic  domain.  The  best  parts  of  the
mineralisation occur in the vicinity of a characteristic fine-medium grained granite.

The  mineralisation occurs on both sides of a North-West trending fracture zone (see Figure 1 above). Orientated in-fill
core  drilling has given a better understanding of the mineralisation where the best part is composed of 5 - 6  separate
bodies  within  a  100m wide steeply dipping zone. Two near horizontal faults slightly offset the  bodies  by  about  10
metres.

The Bir En Nar is the most advanced of Forte Energy's uranium exploration projects in Mauritania and the delineation  of
a maiden uranium resource estimate is an important step towards the Company's ultimate development and production goals.


Mark Reilly
Managing Director


For further information contact:

Mark Reilly, Managing Director
Forte Energy N.L.                                Tel: +44 (0) 207 887 1557

Alastair Stratton/Tim Graham
Matrix Corporate Capital LLP                     Tel: +44 (0) 203 206 7000

Conduit PR
Jos Simson/Emily Fenton                          Tel: +44 (0) 207 429 6603

Stuart Laing
RFC Corporate Finance Ltd                        Tel: +618 9480 2506
(AIM Nominated Adviser to the Company)


Note:

The  information in this report that relates to exploration results in West Africa is based on information  compiled  by
Mr.  Bosse  Gustafsson,  who  is  a member of the European Federation of Geologists a Recognised  Overseas  Professional
Organisation  ("ROPO"). Mr Bosse Gustafsson is a full time Technical Director of Forte Energy NL and is responsible  for
exploration activities in Mauritania and Guinea. Mr Gustafsson has sufficient experience, which is relevant to the style
of mineralisation and the type of deposit under consideration and to the activity, which he is undertaking to qualify as
a  Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral
Resources  and  Ore  Reserve'. Mr Gustafsson consents to the inclusion in this report of  the  matters  based  on  their
information in the form and context in which it appears.


About Forte Energy

Forte  Energy  is an emerging international uranium company focused on the exploration and development of a high-quality
portfolio  of uranium assets in the Republics of Mauritania and Guinea, West Africa. These assets have the potential  to
develop as long-life uranium production projects, representing a significant new strategic source of uranium supply  for
world markets.

Forte  Energy  is  progressing its Mauritanian assets through a Strategic Alliance and Cooperation  Agreement  with  the
French-based multinational industrial and nuclear energy giant, Areva NC, a global expert in nuclear energy. Areva  also
holds a strategic 11.6% equity interest in Forte Energy.

Under this agreement, Forte Energy has access to Areva's extensive uranium exploration database in Mauritania as well as
technical cooperation and on-ground support from Areva in advancing the exploration and evaluation, in particular of the
rapidly emerging Bir En Nar Uranium Project, located in the Zednes region of northern Mauritania.

Forte Energy and Areva have agreed to establish a joint venture to develop the Company's Mauritanian assets if a minimum
60-80 million pounds of JORC Code compliant inferred uranium resources are established within the next two years.

Forte  Energy's  growth  strategy in the international uranium industry is being driven by  an  accomplished  Board  and
management team focused on maximising shareholder value and returns.


FORTE ENERGY NL ACN 009 087 852
ASX / AIM CODE: FTE, Telephone: +618 9322 4071, Fax: +618 9322 4073

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