Athabasca Potash Inc.

Athabasca Potash Inc.

July 07, 2008 09:56 ET

Athabasca Potash Inc. Announces New Appointment

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Athabasca Potash Inc. ("Athabasca" or the "Company") (TSX:API) is pleased to announce it has retained Mr. Robert G. Connochie as Advisor to the management.

Mr. Connochie has served as a past Director and Chairman of a number of potash and fertilizer industry associations and mining companies. He is a past Chairman of Canpotex Limited, the Potash and Phosphate Institute and the Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association. He also served as a Director and Interim Chairman and CEO of Asia Pacific Potash Inc.

From 1987 to 1993 Robert was Chairman and President of Potash Company of America ("PCA"). PCA produced potash from two mines, one in Saskatchewan, and a second mine in New Brunswick as an independent producer and marketer, prior to PCA's acquisition by Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan.

Before joining PCA, Robert was the Vice-President Corporate Development for Rio Algom Limited, a major Canadian mining company and, at the time, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto one of the world's largest mining companies.

"We are very pleased Bob has joined Athabasca as an Advisor. His name is very well recognized in the potash community around the world. He brings to Athabasca extensive expertise at the highest level in all aspects of the potash industry which includes marketing, finance and mine planning" said Athabasca's President and CEO Dawn Zhou.

Mr. Connochie holds a B.A. Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario majoring in Finance and Quantitative Analysis.

About Athabasca:

Athabasca Potash Inc. is a Canadian based corporation and was founded with a goal of establishing itself as a pre-eminent Canadian public company engaged solely in potash exploration and development, and to provide its shareholders with a unique investment opportunity focused entirely on potash.

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