Crowflight Minerals Inc.

Crowflight Minerals Inc.

March 14, 2005 09:51 ET

Crowflight Appoints New President And CEO


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FOR: CROWFLIGHT MINERALS INC.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: CML

MARCH 14, 2005 - 09:51 ET

Crowflight Appoints New President And CEO

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2005) - CROWFLIGHT MINERALS
INC. (TSX VENTURE:CML) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas
Atkins to the position of President and CEO and director of Crowflight
effective April 1, 2005. Current President and CEO, Stan Bharti will
become Crowflight's Chairman and the current Chairman, Gerald McCarvill
will become Vice Chairman.

Stan Bharti, former President and CEO commented on the appointment of
Mr. Atkins, stating: "We're excited about Tom's appointment to
Crowflight. He brings an extremely well rounded background with over 20
years experience in the mining industry, including mineral exploration
and development, corporate and investment banking, corporate development
and investor relations. We look forward to his leadership as Crowflight
drives forward on the development of the Bucko Nickel Deposit and our
exciting exploration projects in the Sudbury Basin and the Thompson
Nickel Belt with Falconbridge."

Thomas Atkins was most recently Vice President, Investor Relations with
IAMGold Corporation. He graduated from McMaster University with a BSc in
geology in 1984 and University of Western Ontario with a MBA in 1988.
Prior to joining IAMGold in 2003, Mr. Atkins had been employed in senior
management levels of various mineral companies, including Ivernia West
Inc. and Boliden Limited, in the financial services industry as an
investment and corporate banker with CIBC World Markets, Bank of
Montreal and Citibank Canada and as an exploration and mine geologist
and project engineer working extensively throughout the Americas in
exploration and project acquisitions for Northgate Exploration Ltd. and
TVX Gold Ltd.

Commenting on his appointment to Crowflight, Mr. Atkins stated:
"Becoming President and CEO of Crowflight is an extraordinary
opportunity. The company has an exceptionally experienced and highly
motivated management team spearheaded by Jean Lafleur as V.P.
Exploration and the recent appointment of Paul Keller as COO. The
operating team is supported by an experienced board and technical
advisory committee, including those with direct former experience at
Bucko. The management team is poised to complete the feasibility study
on the high-grade Bucko Nickel Deposit, following which Bucko will be
developed, giving Crowflight the cash flow it needs to continue to grow.
This coupled with the exciting exploration potential in the Sudbury
Basin and more immediately within the Thompson Nickel Belt, with our
partner Falconbridge, brings additional ingredients of success and
growth." Mr. Atkin's appointment to the Board of Directors of the
Company follows the resignation of Bryson Farrill, who will become
Chairman of the Company's Advisory Board.

Crowflight - The Base Metal Builder

Crowflight Minerals Inc. is a Canadian junior mining exploration and
development company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The company is
focused on nickel, copper and Platinum Group Mineral projects in the
Thompson Nickel Belt ("TNB") and Sudbury Basin. The company currently
owns and/or has under option more than 672 km2 of exploration and
development properties in Manitoba and Ontario.

In Manitoba, these properties include: (1) the Bucko Deposit where the
Company is conducting a feasibility study, and (2) an earn-in option on
ten highly prospective properties with Falconbridge Limited, including
four within 30 kilometres of the Bucko Deposit (Bowden Lake, Resting
Lake, Halfway Lake and Gonlin Lake), and six located 100 kilometres to
the north on the TNB Thompson North Project (Burntwood River, Birchtree
South, Birchtree North, Airport, Moak Lake and Strong Lake).

In the Sudbury Basin, these properties include: (1) the 100% owned AER
Kidd Project adjacent to Inco's Totten Deposit (10.1 million tonnes @
1.5% Ni, 2% Cu, 4.8 g/t PGE's), (2) the Airport Property (a 50/50 joint
venture with Millstream Mines Ltd.) located 4 km south, and on-strike,
with Falconbridge's Nickel Rim South Deposit (13.2 million tonnes @ 3.5%
Cu, 1.7% Ni, 0.8 g/t Au, 4.1 g/t PGE's), (3) the optioned (100% earn-in)
Mystery Offset Dyke Property and (4) the 100% owned Peter's Roost
Property.

Further information is available on the Company's web site at
www.crowflight.com.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that any
such statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual
developments or results may vary materially from those in these
"forward-looking statements.The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed
and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this
release.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Crowflight Minerals Inc.
    David Meyer
    Vice President, Corporate Development
    (416) 861-5891
    www.crowflight.com