Apogee Minerals Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : APE

Apogee Minerals Ltd.

March 25, 2011 08:00 ET

Apogee Announces Name Change

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 25, 2011) - Apogee Minerals Limited ("Apogee" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:APE) is pleased to announce that the name of the Company has been changed to Apogee Silver Ltd. in order to reflect the Company's focus on exploration and development of silver projects.

The name change was approved by the shareholders of the Company at the annual and special meeting on March 11, 2011. Additionally, the Company has received a certificate of amendment for the name change under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).

Effective at the opening of the market on Monday, March 28, 2011, the common shares of the Company will trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the name Apogee Silver Ltd. The Company's ticker symbol remains unchanged and is "APE".

G. Scott Paterson, Chairman of Apogee Silver Limited stated; "The new name symbolizes the next chapter for Apogee as we push forward the development strategy for our core silver deposit on the Pulacayo – Paca Project in Bolivia, and better represents the clear commodity focus of the company on silver." 

About Apogee Minerals Limited

Apogee Minerals Ltd. is an exploration stage company a listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APE. Apogee targets advanced silver-zinc-lead projects in South America that demonstrate potential to be rapidly developed to production. Currently its projects are located in the historic silver producing regions of southwest Bolivia and northern Chile.

Its most advanced project is the 100% owned Pulacayo-Paca project in Bolivia. This project includes the property that covered the second-largest silver mine in the history of Bolivia with over 600 million ounces of past production.  

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information This press release contains "forward looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward looking information includes, 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 the impact of the name change, the development of the Pulacayo-Paca project, statements regarding exploration prospects, and requirements for additional capital. Generally, forward looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: financing not being available at desired prices; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of current exploration activities; timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; conclusions of economic evaluations; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral prices; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; and, delays in obtaining governmental approvals or required financing or in the completion of activities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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