Silver Quest Resources Ltd.

Silver Quest Resources Ltd.

April 24, 2008 17:03 ET

Silver Quest Announces New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 24, 2008) - Silver Quest Resources Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SQI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael R. McPhie to the board of directors.

Michael has a B.Sc. from Simon Fraser University in Physical Geography, a M.Sc. from Royal Roads University in Environment and Management and is mid-way through the completion of a Ph.D. in mineral economics and management from the University of British Columbia. He also is accredited as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) from the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice. Michael is currently the Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Environment with Exeter Resource Corporation. Prior to joining Exeter, Michael was President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, served as a Senior Advisor and Director of Mineral Policy with Natural Resources Canada and has worked with a number of other Canadian mining companies as both a consultant and officer. Michael is an accomplished project manager and team leader responsible for the successful permitting, development and implementation of a number of high value multi disciplinary projects in the national and international mining and minerals industry. In addition to being a director of Exeter Resources, Michael serves on the board of governors of the British Columbia Institute of Technology and is Co-Chair of the Britannia Beach Historical Society.

Robert F. Weicker, President & CEO of the Company, states, "I am pleased to welcome Michael as an independent director of the Company. His experience and knowledge in permitting and implementation of projects, particularly in British Columbia will benefit the advancement of the Capoose-Silver Trend project and other core projects in the province."

The Company also announces the granting of incentive stock options to directors and employees to purchase up to 1,660,000 common shares under the Company's Incentive Stock Option Plan. The options will be granted for a period of five (5) years, commencing on April 24, 2008, exercisable at a price of $0.30 per share.

"Silver Quest is an established Canadian junior exploration company with a focus on silver and gold projects, with mineral properties in B.C., Ontario, Yukon, Nevada, USA and Sonora, Mexico. For Silver Quest property locations and information, visit the Company's web site at"


Randy C. Turner, Director

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