Aurelian Resources Inc.

Aurelian Resources Inc.

August 04, 2005 11:51 ET

Aurelian Appoints Joe Hamilton to its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 4, 2005) - Aurelian Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ARU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Hamilton to the company's board of directors.

Mr. Hamilton has over 20 years in the mining and investment industries and is currently Director and COO of African Copper Plc, an AIM and TSX listed mineral exploration company. Prior to joining African Copper Plc, he was a Director at RBC Capital Markets and was the Senior Analyst, Global Precious Metals Research based in North America. He spent 7 years as a ranked analyst in the North American markets, covering emerging, junior and senior companies. Prior to becoming a securities analyst, Mr. Hamilton was involved in mineral exploration in the Americas for 14 years, concentrating on gold-silver, copper, zinc and nickel deposits. Projects covered all aspects of exploration and development including grassroots and generative studies, advanced exploration, reserve delineation and feasibility work.

Mr. Hamilton holds a B.Sc. (Honours) degree from the University of Toronto, a M.Sc. (Applied) from Queen's University, is registered as a Professional Geologist (P.Geo.), and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Patrick Anderson, President of Aurelian, says, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Joe to the Board of Aurelian. His firm grounding in exploration and comprehensive knowledge of capital markets will greatly assist us in achieving our corporate strategies."

In connection with this appointment, Mr. Hamilton has been granted 100,000 stock options that are exercisable at a price of $0.75 which expire August 3, 2010.

In related news, Mr. Anderson has been appointed as CEO.

About Aurelian:

Aurelian Resources Inc. is a publicly-listed (TSX VENTURE:ARU) junior resource company engaged in the business of exploring for, with the ultimate goal of developing and producing, precious and/or base metals from its properties located in southeastern Ecuador which consists of 38 mining concessions totaling approximately 95,000 hectares.

Forward Looking Statement:

Some of the statements contained herein may be forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and resources, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of the Company are forward looking statements that involve various degrees of risk. The following are important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements: changes in the world wide price of mineral commodities, general market conditions, risks inherent in mineral exploration, risks associated with development, construction and mining operations, the uncertainty of future profitability and the uncertainty of access to additional capital.

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

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