Amazon Mining Holding Plc
TSX VENTURE : AMZ

Amazon Mining Holding Plc

June 19, 2008 10:54 ET

Amazon Strengthens Senior Management Team With Appointment of Mr. Jed Richardson

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) -

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Attention Business/Financial Editors:

Amazon Mining Holding Plc ("Amazon" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AMZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jed Richardson as Vice President Corporate Development.

Prior to joining Amazon Jed was a mining analyst with Cormark Securities, focused on precious metals part of an 8 year career in mining research with Cormark/Sprott Securities (5 years) and RBC Capital Markets (3 years), covering precious and base metal equities of small and large capitalization. Jed holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Commenting on the new appointment, Amazon President & CEO Cristiano Veloso said: "We are very pleased to have someone of Jed's reputation join the Amazon team. Jed brings a wealth of experience in the mining equity capital markets, and based in Toronto he will primarily be responsible for building the profile and awareness of the Company in the international capital markets. Furthermore, Jed's valuable technical expertise which he gained as a mining analyst will be a great asset in shaping the Company's strategic vision going forward so that we can maximize shareholder value."

Option Grant

The Company has granted Mr. Richardson options to purchase 250,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $1.20 per share. The options will vest over a period of two years and have an expiry five years from the date of grant. The grant is subject to regulatory approval.

About Amazon

Amazon is listed on the TSX Venture exchange and is a mineral exploration company engaged in acquiring and developing gold exploration properties in Brazil. Its strategic focus is to acquire projects with demonstrated potential for hosting gold deposits and to define resources through exploration and drilling campaigns.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Amazon Mining Holding Plc.

Cristiano Veloso, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements

THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS CERTAIN "FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS", WHICH INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, STATEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE FUTURE FINANCIAL OR OPERATING PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ITS PROJECTS, STATEMENTS REGARDING USE OF PROCEEDS, EXPLORATION PROSPECTS, IDENTIFICATION OF MINERAL RESERVES, COSTS OF AND CAPITAL FOR EXPLORATION PROJECTS, EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES, TIMING OF FUTURE EXPLORATION AND PERMITTING, REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL CAPITAL, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS OF MINING OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS, RECLAMATION EXPENSES, TITLE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS, AND LIMITATIONS OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN GENERALLY BE IDENTIFIED BY THE USE OF WORDS SUCH AS "PLANS", "EXPECTS", OR "DOES NOT EXPECT" OR "IS EXPECTED", "ANTICIPATES" OR "DOES NOT ANTICIPATE", OR "BELIEVES", "INTENDS", "FORECASTS", "BUDGET", "SCHEDULED", "ESTIMATES" OR VARIATIONS OF SUCH WORDS OR PHRASES OR STATE THAT CERTAIN ACTIONS, EVENT, OR RESULTS "MAY", "COULD", "WOULD", "MIGHT", OR "WILL BE TAKEN", "OCCUR" OR "BE ACHIEVED". FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SAID STATEMENTS. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCES THAT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WILL PROVE TO BE ACCURATE, AS ACTUAL RESULTS AND FUTURE EVENTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN SAID STATEMENTS. ACCORDINGLY, READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.

Readers are cautioned not to rely solely on the summary of such information contained in this release and are directed to the complete set of drill results posted on Amazon's website (www.amazonplc.com) and filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and any future amendments to such. Readers are also directed to the cautionary notices and disclaimers contained herein.

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