Homeland Energy Group Ltd.

Homeland Energy Group Ltd.

May 01, 2008 14:35 ET

Homeland Energy Group Ltd. Votes in Favour of Altona Resources Share Issue to Tongjiang of Hong Kong

As a significant shareholder of Altona Resources, Homeland Energy supports involvement of Tongjiang

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 1, 2008) - Homeland Energy Group Ltd. (TSX:HEG) ('Homeland' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce that it will be supporting the motion put forward by the management of Altona Resources Ltd. (ASX:ANR) ("Altona") to issue 240 million common shares of Altona to Tongjiang International Energy Co. Ltd ("Tongjiang"), a Hong Kong-based investment company.

Homeland Energy, a significant shareholder in Altona Resources, believes that there is significant merit to Altona's Ackeringa coal project in South Australia and that Homeland' shareholders will benefit from this exposure to one of the last sizeable undeveloped energy sources in the world. The Company feels that Tongjiang's investment and its influence on the strategic direction of Altona will add value and be a positive development in Altona's evolution.

Homeland Energy Group Ltd. is a public company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "HEG" and is focused on energy exploration and development in Southern Africa. Homeland owns three advanced development and pre-development coal projects in South Africa and a number of early-stage exploration properties in the provinces of Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Company is currently negotiating to acquire interests in a number of additional coal properties in eastern South Africa and neighbouring countries. Homeland is also a significant shareholder in Homeland Uranium Inc., a Canadian uranium exploration and development company focused on projects in Niger and the United States, and has a several other global strategic investments. Homeland Energy Group Ltd. began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on March 5, 2008 and has 145,001,117 shares outstanding.


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