October 25, 2007 09:01 ET

Spur Ventures Announces Renewal of Business License for Yichang Maple Leaf Chemicals and Extension of Merger Agreement With Hebei Tianren

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - All amounts are expressed in $US unless otherwise stated

SPUR VENTURES INC. ("Spur" or the "Company") (TSX:SVU) announced today important steps in the advancement of its business in China.

Yichang Maple Leaf Chemicals (YMC) Business License Renewal

Hubei Administration for Industry and Commerce, after receiving approval from Central Ministry of Commerce (MofCom), issued the business license for YMC on October 18, 2007 with a term retroactive from November 24, 2003 to November 24, 2009.

The Business License had been extended three times by Hubei AIC and MofCom since November of 2004 to allow initially for Spur's and later for Spur's Joint Venture partner (YPCC) to comply with their Registered Capital investments as required in the Original Contract approved by Central MofCom and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

The YMC Business License will be reviewed again by November 24, 2009 to verify that subsequent contractually obligated Registered Capital contributions have been made by both joint venture partners.

"The formal renewal of YMC's business license would not have been possible without the strong support of the Office of the Mayor of Yichang City and of our Joint Venture partner, YPCC," Dr. Rob Rennie Spur's President & CEO commented. "The fact that Central MofCom was involved emphasizes the importance of this Project at the highest level in China," Dr. Rennie explained.

"The renewal of YMC's business license removes a key condition precedent for the transfer of the mining licenses from YPCC to YMC and the advancement of YMC's Integrated Phosphate Project in Yichang," Dr. Rennie continued.

Hebei Tianren-Spur Ventures Merger

Spur signed its definitive Acquisition Agreement with Hebei Tianren on May 31, 2006. The agreement originally provided that Spur could elect to terminate the agreement if the transactions contemplated by the agreement were not completed on or before May 31, 2007. Spur has agreed to extend that deadline to December 31, 2007.

The approval process in China has been slower than anticipated due to the introduction of a new law on share swaps. However good progress has been made as reported in our August 14 press release and all departments with the exception of the Chinese Securities and Exchange Commission have commented favourably on the merger. MofCom's only specific request was that the 2006 Agreement be subject to Chinese law, and Spur has agreed on condition that the agreement be further amended to provide for binding arbitration in Hong Kong in the event of any disputes relating to the agreement. MofCom has accepted Spur's request.

A recent take over of China National Chemical Construction Corporation (CNCCC) by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) intended to consolidate China's state-owned fertilizer businesses has introduced a level of uncertainty into some material contracts of the Hebei Tianren companies that did not previously exist. Spur and Hebei Tianren continue to work together to ensure that material contracts formerly related to CNCCC will continue and material outstanding loans and receivables of the Hebei Tianren companies will still be in good standing at year end or Spur will have the unilateral right to terminate the merger process.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Robert Rennie will be presenting at the TD Newcrest Agriculture Conference (Harvesting New Ideas) in Toronto on November 05 and at the Goldman Sachs and Gao Hua China Investment Frontier Conference in Beijing on November 12-13.

Dr. Rennie gave a Presentation entitled "Agriculture and Fertilizers-Investing in China" to Canada's Fraser Institute on October 16 in Shanghai which will be posted on Spur's website.

More information can be found in the audited financial statements and the related notes and the management discussions and analysis of the period filed with Canadian regulators on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the company's website: www.spur-ventures.com.

Spurs intends to be the Faster Growing Integrated Supplier of Plant Nutrients for the Chinese Farmer.

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