Appleton Exploration Inc.

Appleton Exploration Inc.

November 12, 2009 09:00 ET

Appleton Exploration Inc. Commences Drilling at the Manalo Gold Project in Mali

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2009) - Appleton Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AEX) has commenced the second phase of drilling at the Manalo Gold Project in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. The reverse circulation drill program will initially focus on the Northern and Southern Segments of the Dialafara Zone in areas of high grade gold drill intercepts with the aim to establish zone continuity.

Appleton is earning a 100% interest in the Manalo Gold Project, subject to a 2% Net Smelter Return (NSR) Royalty, from Delta Exploration Inc. ("Delta") a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rockgate Capital Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RGT).

About Mali

Mali is the fastest growing gold producing country in Africa. Production in 2007 amounted to 2 million ounces of gold making Mali Africa's third-largest gold producer after South Africa and Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti Limited, one of the largest gold mining companies in the world, has interests in three operating mines in Mali: Sadiola, Yatela and Morila.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R. Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.

President and CEO

Paul Cowley, P.Geo., Director of Appleton Exploration Inc., is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101, who has reviewed and approved the technical content of this news release.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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