European Minerals Corporation

European Minerals Corporation

March 26, 2007 09:30 ET

European Minerals Corporation:Announces the Appointment of James Cole as Chief Financial Officer

LONDON, ENGLAND--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - European Minerals Corporation ("EMC" or the "Company")(TSX:EPM)(AIM:EUM) announced today the appointment of James Cole as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Mr Cole was admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1990 and has gained extensive experience in international public companies. In 1996 he joined The African Lakes Corporation plc where he headed the finance function and was also Company Secretary and moved from there to be International Financial Controller for Ellesse International Limited. Prior to his appointment with the Company he was Chief Financial Officer of Crew Gold Corporation. Mr Cole spent almost four years with Crew Gold during a period of rapid growth for that organisation.

The appointment of Mr Cole is subject to Canadian regulatory approval.

Mr S Gledhill, the former CFO, remains with EMC in an advisory capacity.

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