Rampart Ventures Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : RPT

Rampart Ventures Ltd.

March 21, 2006 17:51 ET

Dr. Hikmet Akin, P.Geo, Global Uranium Expert Appointed to Rampart's Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 21, 2006) - Nelson W. Baker, President of Rampart Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RPT) ("Rampart") is please to report that Dr. Hikmet Akin, the former President and CEO of the entire Uranerz Group between 1995-1998 comprising operations in Germany, Canada, USA and Central Asia, has joined Rampart's board as a Director and Vice President of Corporate Development.

Dr. Hikmet Akin, born in Turkey, has German citizenship and has been a resident in Canada since 1990. Dr. Akin (Ph.D. Eng, P.Geo) has 34 years experience in mining development and project evaluation. In 1985, he became a professor at the Technical University of Berlin and in 1988 published a book on geostatistics and reserve estimations. Since 1978, he has held various managerial and staff positions with Uranerz in Germany performing uraniferous project evaluations and reserve estimations globally. During the 1990's, he operated the mining and exploration activities of Uranerz in the USA and Canada as president of the local subsidiaries. Since 1998, he has been engaged in the coal mining/energy sector, becoming project director Australia for Rheinbraun AG (Germany) in cooperation with Consol Energy Inc. (USA). He has also advised DEA regarding an oil and gas project in Kazakhstan. Since 2001, Dr. Akin has been consulting to various companies in the mining sector. He is fluent in English, German and Turkish, and has a basic knowledge of French.

Nelson Baker, President of Rampart commented that, "Dr. Akin has evaluated virtually every important uranium occurrence located around the world. His wealth of knowledge in the uranium industry compliments Rampart's corporate strategy of becoming a serious competitor in the energy sector."

In connection with this appointment, and in accordance with Rampart's Stock Option Plan, the Company has granted to Dr. Akin options to acquire 300,000 common shares of Rampart Ventures Inc. at a price of $0.30 for a period of five years.

The appointment is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Nelson W. Baker, President, Rampart Ventures Ltd.

The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from targeted results. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. The Company relies upon litigation protection for forward-looking statements.

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

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