Bell Resources Corporation

Bell Resources Corporation

April 17, 2008 21:02 ET

Bell Resources Corporation: Brokered Private Placement of Units

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - Bell Resources Corporation ("Bell" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BL) is pleased to announce it will be conducting a brokered private placement with Foundation Markets Inc. of up to 7,142,857 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.35 per Unit to raise gross proceeds of up to $2.5 million. Each Unit consists of one common share plus one half of one share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"), each whole Warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.50 for a period of 12 months from closing. The pricing and the number of units to be issued in the private placement referred to herein are on a pre-business combination basis and will be subject to the 2:1 share consolidation associated with the completion of the business combination among Bell, Grandcru Resources (TSX VENTURE:GR) and Rogue River Resources (a non reporting company).

The Company will pay a cash commission equal to 8% of the amount subscribed and such number of warrants (the "Agent's Warrants") to purchase common shares of the Company equal to 10% of the number of Units sold, such Agent's Warrants being exercisable at a price of $0.35 for 24 months from closing.

The proceeds of the private placement will be used for the La Balsa property feasibility study; the initiation of tunnel rehabilitation at the Granduc property; drilling at the Kabba property; exploration work on various properties; and for general working capital purposes.

On March 28 2008, Bell, Grandcru Resources and Rogue River Resources (a non reporting company) received shareholder approval for the proposed business combination announced on September 4 2007. Although management is confident that the remaining requirements to complete the business combination will be forthcoming, readers are cautioned that there can be no assurance that the remaining conditions will be satisfied. In conjunction with the completion of the business combination, the name of the company will be changed to Bell Copper Corporation (TSX VENTURE:BCU). It is expected that the transaction will receive all necessary approvals on or about May 15 2008.

About Foundation Markets Inc.

Foundation Markets is a Toronto-based Investment Banking and Limited Market Dealer committed to assisting small and medium-sized companies with rapid-growth potential. In addition to Foundation Markets' core client-base of emerging Canadian companies, the firm maintains strategic partnerships in South America, China and India through which it is able to assist companies in these emerging regions to access North American and European public market capital.

About "Bell Copper"

Bell Copper is building shareholder value through mine development and exploration. The Company is focused on the development to production of the La Balsa copper mine in Michoacan, Mexico while continuing exploration and development on its pipeline of projects in some of the world's premier copper producing regions.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Bell Resources Corporation

W. Glen Zinn, President and CEO

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the 'safe harbor' provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.

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

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