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November 12, 2010 02:00 ET

Drilling Update at A238, Mauritania

                                                            
                                                                                                                    
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                                                                                                    12 November 2010
                                                            
                                           Drilling Update at A238, Mauritania

                                                            
                                                            


International uranium company Forte Energy NL (ASX/AIM: FTE; "Forte Energy" or "the Company") is pleased to provide  the
following report on the progress of the 5000m Reverse Circulation ("RC") drilling presently underway at its A238 uranium
prospect in the Republic of Mauritania, West Africa.

Since  commencement of drilling on the A238 prospect last month, more than 30 holes have been drilled  for  a  total  of
2500m.  Drilling  has initially focussed on confirming the extent of the thick central core that was identified  in  the
last round of drilling and then on defining the full strike length of the mineralised structure - a strike of over 3.5km
will be covered by this first phase.

This work is expected to be completed within days, and the focus will then shift to better defining the depth extensions
of the main central zone. This will be undertaken with a combination of RC and Diamond drilling. 1,500m diamond drilling
is planned for resource calculation purposes and the diamond rig is expected to mobilise to site within 10 days.

Testing  of  the  new  assay process is progressing. The first batch of 530 samples, representing  17  holes,  has  been
prepared at the new facility in Zourerate and has now been delivered to the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, on  Friday.
These samples must now pass through Mauritanian customs before being shipped to Ireland. It is expected that the samples
should  arrive  at the laboratory in Ireland by the end of next week, after which assay turnaround is  expected  in  the
coming weeks.

We look forward to releasing initial assay results and further progress updates when available.






Mark Reilly
Managing Director





Anomaly A238

Anomaly  A238  is  located 55km south-east of the town of Bir Moghrein and 135km north-west  of  Bir  En  Nar  in  close
proximity to Leg Beija Prospect. The 5,000m RC drilling programme carried out in Mauritania in the first half  of  2010,
included  35 holes at A238 for a total of 1,444 metres. Holes were drilled to a maximum length of 80 metres (true  width
61 metres), with significant intersections including:

Table 1 - Highlights from drillhole assays at A238
Hole ID       From      To       Length     U ppm               From      To      Length         U         Max.
                                  (m)                                               (m)         ppm         1 m
238RC03            4       50        37         347   incl.         41      46         5         1,000        1,352
238RC05            0       50        50         345   incl.         16      50        34           400        1,295
238RC06            9       50        41         450   incl.         21      29         8           814        1,349
238RC07            0       50        50         245   incl.         40      49         9           515          714
238RC13            0       80        80         362   incl.         15      80        65           420             
238RC13                                               incl.         61      73        12           704        1,055
Note: above holes drilled at 50° dip. Lengths reported do not represent true widths.




For further information contact:

Mark Reilly, Managing Director
Forte Energy NL                                  Tel: +44 (0) 203 300 0187

Alastair Stratton/Tim Graham
Matrix Corporate Capital LLP                     Tel: +44 (0) 203 206 7000

Jos Simson/Emily Fenton
Conduit PR                                       Tel: +44 (0) 207 429 6603

Nicholas Read/Paul Armstrong
Read Corporate                                   Tel: +61 (0) 8 9388 1474

Stuart Laing
RFC Corporate Finance Ltd                        Tel: +61 (0) 8 9480 2506
(AIM Nominated Adviser to the Company)


Note:

The  information  in  this  report that relates to Exploration Results is based on information  compiled  by  Mr.  Bosse
Gustafsson,  who is a Member of the European Federation of Geologists, a 'Recognised Overseas Professional Organisation'
('ROPO') included in a list promulgated by the ASX from time to time. Mr Gustafsson is a full time Technical Director of
Forte  Energy  NL and is responsible for exploration activities in Mauritania and Guinea. Mr. Gustafsson has  sufficient
experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to the  activity
which  he  is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the 'Australasian Code  for
Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves'. Mr. Gustafsson consents to the inclusion in  this
report of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears.

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