SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

Franklin Mining, Inc.

February 26, 2009 08:30 ET

Franklin Approves Recommendation to Sell Energy Holdings

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Directors have approved a recommendation to sell all energy holdings.

Mr. William Petty, Chairman and CEO, confirmed today's announcement, saying, "Many details still need to be worked out and there may not be a final announcement for several weeks, but the Franklin Mining Board of Directors has approved a recommendation that the company sell its energy projects. A public company made an offer which the Board tentatively accepted and requested a final proposal be presented for their review within four weeks.

"I want our shareholders to know that if this particular recommendation is eventually approved, our current energy projects will be exchanged for common stock in the acquiring company and those shares will be distributed proportionately among Franklin Mining shareholders.

"I also want to assure shareholders that this or any similar offer will be accepted only if it can be shown that divesting ourselves of our energy projects helps Franklin Mining, Inc. achieve its true value."

About Franklin Mining, Inc: Franklin Mining, Inc. has mining and energy interests in the United States and Bolivia as well as energy interests in Argentina. Additional information is available at

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