Romarco Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : R

Romarco Minerals Inc.

May 17, 2006 14:59 ET

Romarco Nominates Patrick Michaels to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has nominated Mr. Patrick Michaels to the Board of Directors. Mr. Michaels will stand for election at Romarco's upcoming AGM, scheduled for June 14, 2006 in Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Michaels is Executive Vice President of Precious Capital AG, a Swiss investment company focused on the mining sector. Additionally, Mr. Michaels is an investment advisor to Zuri-Invest AG, a company specializing in wealth management for high net worth individuals.

Mr. Michaels has extensive experience in the fields of mining finance, fund management and asset allocation. Mr. Michaels has a background in law and economics, and did his training in the areas of private banking and investment research at UBS in Zurich. Additionally, he attended postgraduate courses at the Colorado School of Mines in Denver, Colorado.

Diane Garrett, President and CEO, stated: "Romarco is pleased to have Mr. Michaels join the Board of Directors. His knowledge and experience in mining finance and European markets will be extremely valuable to Romarco as its European shareholder base continues to grow. Romarco has a highly experienced, well-seasoned Board of mining professionals. The appointment of Mr. Michaels provides additional depth to that experience."

ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

Diane R. Garrett, President and C.E.O.

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