SOURCE: American Lithium Minerals Inc.

September 08, 2009 09:30 ET

American Lithium Minerals Inc. Appoints Keith Evans to the Board of Advisors and Also as Its Project Manager for Its Clayton/Montezuma Area Projects

HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - American Lithium Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: AMLM) (the "Company") announced today that Mr. Keith Evans has joined the Company's Advisory Board and become its Project Manager effective September 1st , 2009.

Geologist Keith Evans became involved in the lithium business in the early 1970s at Selection Trust Ltd., evaluating the future potential of Bikita Minerals in what, at that time, was Southern Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe). Selection Trust, the majority owner of the operation, was the dominant producer of lithium ores for direct usage in the glass and ceramics industry.

He later joined Lithium Corporation of America, the then-leading lithium chemical producer, and later moved to Amax Exploration. On behalf of Amax and a Chilean partner, he negotiated with Corfo, a Chilean government entity, the rights to evaluate and develop that part of the Salar de Atacama that had not been leased to the Foote Mineral Company. He was responsible for all aspects of the evaluation. Amax decided not to proceed with the project and it was acquired by Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM), now the world's largest lithium chemicals producer.

Throughout his career in the lithium industry, it was his responsibility to monitor industry developments particularly in respect of new resources and he has continued as a consultant in a number of industrial minerals. Mr. Keith Evans has written extensively on the subject of lithium generally with an emphasis on global reserves and resources.

The International Lithium Alliance regards Mr. Evans as their "resident expert" and he is a member of their International Advisory Board and the Industrial Minerals magazine says he is one of the leading figures in the industry.

Matthew Markin, Chairman and President of American Lithium Minerals, stated, "We are very pleased to have Keith Evans join our growing team here at American Lithium Minerals. The importance of having one of the world's foremost authorities on lithium and lithium recovery projects working with American Lithium Minerals cannot be overstated. We look forward to working together with Mr. Evans, as we commence the formation of what we (and Mr. Evans) expect to be America's premier lithium projects."

About American Lithium Minerals

American Lithium Minerals is a U.S. mineral exploration company strategically positioned with interests in America's richest lithium reserves. The company was formed to capitalize on the explosive demand for lithium carbonate being created from the paradigm shift to hybrid/electric vehicles. American Lithium has 100% mineral rights to 16,000 acres comprising four claim blocks in Nevada's lithium-rich Montezuma Valley neighboring Clayton Valley in Esmeralda County and is currently in the process of assessing the size, quality and processing alternatives of its Lithium Brine Project. American Lithium Minerals expects to develop its Nevada lithium resource into one of the world's largest strategic, scalable and reliable sources of battery grade lithium carbonate. American Lithium Minerals strategy is an innovative, forward looking mining company with the exploration and production capabilities to market the high-end mineral products required by a variety of modern products. The company will develop and realize its mineral projects through cooperation with international partners.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any of the foregoing securities. The foregoing securities have not been, nor will they be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'), or any state securities laws and such securities may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons unless registered under the Securities Act and any applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

Forward-Looking Statements

Included in this release are certain "forward-looking" statements involving risks and uncertainties which are intended to conform to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company's financial performance. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to or implied by such statements. In addition, actual future results may differ materially from those anticipated, depending on a variety of factors, sales and earnings growth, ability to attract and retain key personnel and general economic conditions, including uncertainties relating to global political conditions, such as terrorism. Information with respect to important risk factors that should be considered may be contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its Reports on Form 10-Q to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.

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