Energy Metals Corporation

Energy Metals Corporation

March 29, 2006 16:28 ET

Energy Metals Corporation Adds to Critical Mass in Wyoming

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 29, 2006) - Energy Metals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:EMC) ("Energy Metals" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the official opening of its Wyoming Regional Office. The office is located at 139 West Second Street in the Mineral Resource Center building in downtown Casper, Wyoming. The Casper office central phone number is 307-234-8235 and the facsimile number is 307-237-8235. The Casper office will be responsible for the development of the Company's numerous advance stage uranium properties in the state as well as the Company's holdings in the neighboring state of Colorado.

EMC is also pleased to announce Dayton Lewis, P.Geo., as Chief Geologist-Wyoming. Mr. Lewis will head the Company's Wyoming projects and manage the Casper office. Mr. Lewis has over 20 years of extensive experience in the exploration, development, and production of ISL amenable uranium ore deposits throughout the western U.S. He began his career with Fisher, Harden, and Fisher, ISL consultants, and proceeded to join Everest Minerals Corporation in Corpus Christi, Texas where he was an exploration and development geologist on ISL projects in Texas, Wyoming, and New Mexico. Mr. Lewis was a member of the initial geologic development team that created and operated the Highland Uranium Project ISL mine in Converse County, Wyoming through start up until its sale to CEGB in 1989. He joined Rio Algom Mining in 1990 as the Senior Geologist - ISL Mining, where he was responsible for all geological aspects of developing the Smith Ranch In-Situ Uranium Project in Converse County, Wyoming through 2000. Mr. Lewis returned to the Smith Ranch - Highland Project in 2004 with Power Resources, Inc., a Cameco Company, as the Senior Geologist and supervised well field geologic planning and development. Additionally he initiated geologic mine planning for the adjoining Reynolds Ranch Project and renewed assessment of the exploration potential within the Powder River Basin. Most recently, he was a Senior Evaluation Geologist for Wyoming in PRI's Casper, Wyoming office. Mr. Lewis is a registered Professional Geologist in Wyoming and holds a B.Sc. in Geologic Sciences from Texas A&M University - Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas.

Jill Reed has also joined the Casper office as the Land Manager-Wyoming. Ms. Reed has over 25 years of experience in natural resource land acquisition and management. She began her career as Contract Manager with Jack Grynberg and Associates, a drilling contractor, from 1979 to 1981. From 1981 to 1992 she was employed by Burton/Hawks, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and development company where she managed the Land Department and acted as a liaison between the company and governmental agencies. As the Land Manager for Power Resources, Inc. from 1992 until 1998 she was responsible for landowner relations, public relations, and contract management for the land department of Cameco's US subsidiary. From 1998 to present, Ms. Reed served as President of Reed Land Associates serving mining, oil and gas companies, financial institutions and landowners. Ms. Reed has served as the President of the Wyoming Professional Landmen Association. She is a member of the American Professional Landmen Association and has achieved the Certified Professional Landman designation.

Kristin Reid, M.Sc., has also joined the staff as Project Geologist in the Casper Office. Ms. Reid has most recently been employed by Power Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Cameco Corp. where she was responsible for the day to day geology of the Smith Ranch-Highland uranium ISL facility. Her expertise includes reserve calculation, log evaluation, hydrologic planning and testing, delineation drilling, as well as injection and production well location. Ms. Reid holds a M.Sc. in Geology from Texas Tech University and a B.Sc. from San Diego State University.

Dennis Stover, Chief Operating Officer of Energy Metals Corporation, said, "We are extremely pleased to announce the formation of our core organization in Casper. These individuals will provide a strong unparalleled basis to advance our properties in Wyoming towards ISL production."

Paul Matysek, President and CEO of Energy Metals Corporation, echoed this sentiment in saying, "Opening and expertly staffing our Casper office is the key next step in meeting our stated goals of multiple property ISL production from the state of Wyoming. We are indeed fortunate to have had Dayton, Jill and Kristin join us in forming the base of our Wyoming operations."

Energy Metals is a Canadian listed company involved in developing resources to power the 21st century. The Company has adopted a corporate strategy to focus on the acquisition and development of uranium assets in politically favorable and mining-friendly jurisdictions within the United States to take advantage of growing electrical energy needs in the U.S. and worldwide. This increasing consumption is occurring at a time when uranium mine supplies are dwindling and inventories are being depleted.

The Company is targeting prospective advanced uranium properties in Wyoming, Texas and New Mexico that are amenable to ISL (in-situ leaching). This form of uranium mining was pioneered in Texas and Wyoming and utilizes water wells and oxygen-fortified groundwater to mine the uranium in place. Energy Metals is also actively advancing other conventional mining and ISL opportunities for uranium properties in the States of Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.

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    Paul Matysek
    CEO and President
    (604) 684-9007
    Energy Metals Corporation
    Bill Sheriff
    Corporate Development, Director
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    Corporate Communication
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