Alexis Minerals Corporation

Alexis Minerals Corporation

March 07, 2005 12:50 ET

Alexis Appoints Mr. Jean Depatie A Director Of The Company


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: AMC

MARCH 7, 2005 - 12:50 ET

Alexis Appoints Mr. Jean Depatie A Director Of The
Company

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2005) - ALEXIS MINERALS
CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:AMC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean
Depatie has joined the Board of Directors of the company.

Mr. Depatie has over 35 years of national and international experience
in economic geology. He has worked in over 15 countries and acted as a
consultant for organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank,
the Commonwealth Secrateriat, the Asian Development Bank, Banco
Interamericano, the Canadian International Development Agency and
Quebec's Ministry of Natural Resources. Since 1981 he has been working
as president and/or vice president of mining companies. He sits on the
board of directors of several mining companies including Novicourt Inc.
(Noranda Group) and Glamis Gold. He is currently president of Decamine
Inc, of Montreal, geoscience consultants.

Alexis shareholders will benefit from Mr. Depatie's role as a Director
because of his vast experience and significant profile in the mining
sector, with particular reference to his background in Quebec, where
Alexis Minerals dominates exploration in the Rouyn- Noranda and Val d'Or
camps.

Mr. Depatie was educated at the University of Montreal and holds a BA in
math and physics, a B.Sc. in Geology, and a M.Sc. in Geology. He is the
past president of the Association of Professional Geologists and
Geophysicists of Quebec and recipient of the 1999 "Prix d'Excellence"
awarded by the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Resources for having put in
production the largest graphite mine in the world, Stratmin Graphite, in
the Mont-Laurier area, Quebec.

Alexis Minerals Corporation:

Alexis Mineral Corporation is a Canadian exploration and development
company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. Alexis holds an extensive
portfolio of both gold and base metal properties. Their portfolio of
properties covers approximately 270 square kilometers in the Val d'Or
mining camp, Quebec. Alexis has a clear route to 100% ownership in the
properties and maintains an option to purchase the 1400 tpd Aurbel gold
mill. The Company has also entered into option agreement with Noranda
Inc. wherein Alexis will earn a 50% interest in all of Noranda's
properties in the Rouyn-Noranda mining camp, Quebec. The Alexis-Noranda
properties cover approximately 800 square kilometres in the
Rouyn-Noranda area.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
developments or results may vary materially from those in these "forward
looking statements".

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    David Rigg
    President and CEO
    (416) 861-5889
    (416) 861-8165 (FAX)
    or
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    John Pritchard
    V.P Corporate Development
    (416) 861-5884
    or
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    Louis Baribeau
    Relationniste, Quebec
    (514) 605-0576
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    or accuracy of this release.