Dejour Enterprises Ltd.

Dejour Enterprises Ltd.

February 24, 2005 16:52 ET

Dejour Adds to Athabasca Basin Mineral Holdings


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: DEJOUR ENTERPRISES LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: DJE

FEBRUARY 24, 2005 - 16:52 ET

Dejour Adds to Athabasca Basin Mineral Holdings

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 24, 2005) - Dejour
Enterprises Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:DJE)

Doug W. Cannaday, President of Dejour Enterprises Ltd., is pleased to
report the following update on Company activities within Saskatchewan's
Athabasca Basin. During February 2005 Dejour expanded its 100% owned
mineral interests holdings for uranium exploration by adding through
staking an additional 12 claims comprised of 8,491 hectares (20,981
acres) achieving a total of 214,830 hectares (530,845 acres).

The 12 additional claims are located in the eastern portion of the
Athabasca Basin and individually important for their strategic location
in relationship to known exploration results from adjacent or contiguous
properties. Of significance, these new claims are immediately on strike
with the Midwest Mine, the Cigar Lake deposit (believed to be the
world's largest undeveloped high-grade uranium deposit) as well, on
strike with the McArthur River Mine and the Millennium deposit.
Historically, this eastern side of the Basin has been the most
productive area for large, high grade uranium deposits. Recent
advancements in technology are now enabling development deeper in the
Basin.

Dejour continues to finalize details of summer work programs for its
uranium properties located in the Basin. Further details will be
announced as available.

DEJOUR ENTERPRISES LTD. is a Canadian energy exploration and development
company whose mission is to provide superior shareholder value by
acquiring and developing unique and rewarding opportunities within
today's burgeoning energy markets. The Company is listed on the TSX
Venture Exchange under the symbol "DJE.V". Refer to www.dejour.com for
company details or call Doug Cannaday, President and COO.

Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are
subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific
factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the
Corporations' periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such
information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of
the date hereof based on information currently available. The
corporation does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking
statement.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The
securities have not been and will not be registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or
any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the
United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S.
Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from
such registration is available.

On Behalf of the Board

Doug W. Cannaday

President and COO

Shares Issued: 17,445,962

Last Close: 2/24/2005 - $ 0.73

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Dejour Enterprises Ltd.
    Doug W. Cannaday
    President and COO
    (604) 684-6886
    dwc@dejour.com