Franconia Minerals Corporation

Franconia Minerals Corporation

February 28, 2005 19:39 ET

Franconia Minerals Corporation Engages Toronto and Vancouver Firms For Investor Relations Services


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FOR: FRANCONIA MINERALS CORPORATION

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: FRA

FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 19:39 ET

Franconia Minerals Corporation Engages Toronto and
Vancouver Firms For Investor Relations Services

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - FRANCONIA MINERALS
CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:FRA)(OFEX:FRA) has engaged specialist investor
relations firms in both eastern and western Canada to provide consulting
services including investor relations and shareholder communications.

Bay Street Connect of Toronto, Ontario will assist the company in
gaining increased exposure to investors, primarily in eastern Canada and
Europe, through the dissemination of corporate information to a network
of on-line venues, brokerage firms and private investors. The services
agreement with Bay Street Connect is for an initial term of three months
at a monthly fee of CDN$5,000 and will subsequently continue on a
month-to-month basis. Bay Street Connect has been granted 120,000
incentive options exercisable at CDN$0.40 per share, subject to TSX-V
approval. For more information please contact Jonathan Buick at (416)
907 0979 (jbuick@baystreetconnect.com).

Similar services aimed at increasing exposure in western Canada will be
provided by the Kottmeier Resolution Group Ltd (KRG) of Vancouver, B.C..
The services agreement with KRG is for an initial term of three months
at a monthly fee of CDN$4,500 and will subsequently continue on a
month-to-month basis. KRG has been granted 100,000 incentive options
exercisable at CDN$0.40 per share, subject to TSX-V approval For more
information please contact Kris Kottmeier at (604) 689-7422
(info@krgltd.com).

Franconia Minerals Corporation trades on both the TSX-V in Canada and
the OFEX in the UK under the symbol FRA. (For additional information see
www.franconiaminerals.com.)

The directors of Franconia Minerals Corporation accept responsibility
for this announcement. Franconia presently has 18,164,102 shares issued
and outstanding.



FRANCONIA MINERALS CORPORATION
Brian Gavin, President


Franconia Minerals Corporation
111 East Magnesium Road, Suite A
Spokane, WA 99208,USA


FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT: Although Franconia Minerals Corporation
believes many of its properties have promising potential, its properties
are in the early stages of exploration. None have yet been shown to
contain proven or probable mineral reserves. There can be no assurance
that such reserves will be identified on any property, or that, if
identified, any mineralization may be economically extracted.
Incorporated in Alberta Canada No. 207953670.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Franconia Minerals Corporation
    Brian Gavin
    +1 509 340-1328
    +1 509 696-9680 (FAX)
    E-mail: franconia@franconiaminerals.com
    www.franconiaminerals.com
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