Alexis Minerals Corporation

Alexis Minerals Corporation

April 28, 2009 08:30 ET

Alexis Minerals Recognized With Two Awards by the Val d'Or Chamber of Commerce

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX:AMC) is very pleased to advise in conjunction with Quebec's Mining Week that it was recently awarded the distinction of being the '2008 Company of the Year' by the Chamber of Commerce, Val d'Or, Quebec. The recognition is based on the company's growth and contribution to the community over the past three years, specifically in the areas of creating jobs (direct and indirect), ensuring a balance in the quality of life and work, training and development, and for the level of investment and development by the company within the community.

Alexis has grown over the past three years, leading to significant milestones being achieved in 2008. A production decision was made early in the year and full production was achieved at its Lac Herbin gold mine by the end of 2008. To do so required increasing the company's employee base seven fold in just a few months. This entailed a strong focus on training and development, along with an emphasis on the company's new workplace safety standards. This course of development within the company was also recognized by the Chamber of Commerce with a second 2008 award for 'Production and Transformation', for the quality operation of a natural resource enterprise.

"It is extremely gratifying to see the company progress over the past three years and especially in the very challenging economic environment faced by most industry sectors around the world in 2008", said David Rigg, President and CEO. "I give full credit for the company's progress to the dedicated efforts of all of our employees. All companies start as small entities and only a few expand. We are intent on growing the company to increase its value for the benefit of our employees, shareholders and the communities where we operate."

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol "AMC"). The Company owns one producing gold mine in Val d'Or and the right to earn a 100% interest in the Lac Pelletier gold property in Rouyn-Noranda. Alexis undertakes exploration in the mineral rich Val d'Or (100% ownership of 212 sq. km.) and Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camps (50% ownership of 785 and in joint venture with Xstrata Copper). There are currently two drills active underground at Lac Herbin and two surface drills active in surface exploration in Val d'Or. Further information about Alexis Minerals can be found at its website:

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