Forsys Metals Corp
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Forsys Metals Corp

June 17, 2008 15:22 ET

Forsys Receives Notice of Mining Licence

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Forsys Metals Corp. ("Forsys") (TSX:FSY)(FRANKFURT:F2T)(NSX:FSY) is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia, issued a Notice of Preparedness to Grant an Application for a Mining Licence No. 149 in respect of the Nuclear Fuel Group of Minerals, to Valencia Uranium (Pty) Limited ("VUL"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Forsys.

The Mining Licence is expected to be issued following the delivery by VUL of its acceptance of the applicable standard terms and conditions. VUL is in the process of returning its signed acceptance and anticipates that the Mining Licence will be issued within a few weeks. The Mining Licence will be valid for a term of twenty five (25) years from the date of issuance, and will allow full scale development of the Valencia Uranium Mine to proceed.

Duane Parnham, President and CEO of Forsys remarked "Granting of the Mining Licence is the most significant milestone in the development of Valencia. This Mining Licence will be only the second new uranium production licence to be granted within the last two decades in Namibia". Duane Parnham further stated "Valencia is scheduled to produce approximately 3 million pounds of U308 per year over the life of mine, commencing in early 2010. We would like to acknowledge the professionalism of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Namibia as well as other Government bodies for their cooperation in the licence approval process."

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Forsys Metals Corp.

Duane Parnham, President and CEO

For further information visit our web site at www.forsysmetals.com.

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