Apella Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : APA
FRANKFURT : NWN
OTCQX : APAFF

Apella Resources Inc.

January 13, 2011 14:13 ET

Apella Resources Inc.: W. Adrian Bakker Appointed Vice President of Corporate Communications

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 13, 2011) - Apella Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:APA)(OTCQX:APAFF)(FRANKFURT:NWN) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed W. Adrian Bakker, Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Mr. Bakker will be responsible for defining and managing Apella's communications strategies worldwide including the development of public relations initiatives, media relations, corporate advertising, social media campaigns, customer marketing programs and other key corporate initiatives. Mr. Bakker will report to Chief Executive Officer Patrick D. O'Brien, ICD.D.

"We are pleased to make this key addition to the management team," said Patrick O'Brien. "In order to further support our growth, it was important to bring strong talent and presence to this position. Mr. Bakker's proven experience and expertise in communications as well as his experience in marketing and finance will help us take our corporation's development to the next level."

"I am excited to join Apella Resource's management team. I have played a key role in Apella's growth, financing and hands on acquisition of its Vanadium projects over the past four years," said Mr. Bakker. He continued, "I believe Vanadium is truly the metal of the future. Apella's large scale Canadian deposits may create enough supply to not only stabilize Vanadium's historically volatile price, but to fuel emerging technologies that may vastly improve the quality of life for many decades to come. I look forward to taking on the many challenges and opportunities ahead."

Mr. Bakker has more than 8 years' experience in the mineral exploration sector, having been directly involved in corporate finance, project acquisition and development, business development, as well as corporate communications.

Apella has been invited to present at the inaugural Critical Metals Investment Symposium at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, BC on January 21st and 22nd, 2011. Mr. Bakker will be the guest speaker at this event on behalf of Apella. He will also be available at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference at the Vancouver Convention Centre West at booth number 1426, on January 23rd and 24th, 2011. Apella's chief project geologist Dr. Christian Derosier, P.Geo., and President & CEO, Patrick D. O'Brien will also be available at both events to answer any additional questions.

Additional information is contained on the Company's website at www.apellaresources.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF APELLA RESOURCES INC.

"Patrick D. O'Brien"
Patrick D. O'Brien, ICD.D – Director

SEC Exemption 12(g)3-2(b) File no. 82-3822, Standard & Poors Listed, Dun & Bradstreet Listed

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