SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

Franklin Mining, Inc.

January 28, 2010 09:51 ET

Franklin Names Mark Kesselman Executive Vice-President for Corporate Development

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 28, 2010) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) today announced the appointment of Mark L. Kesselman as Executive Vice-President for Corporate Development. In this role, Mr. Kesselman will work with Franklin Chairman & CEO William Petty as the company seeks to define goals and implement strategies necessary for growth and expansion in 2010.

Mr. Kesselman also holds officer and director roles for both public and private companies including President, Eurofinance, Inc. and Secretary & Director of Ecometals, Ltd. Between 1974 and 1992, Mr. Kesselman held a number of senior management positions at Citibank N.A. (Citigroup); from 1979 to 1984, Mr. Kesselman was Vice President at Allen & Company Inc., a merchant banking boutique.

In making today's announcement, Mr. Petty stated, "Franklin is privileged to have an executive with Mr. Kesselman's range of experience and accomplishments. I look forward to working with Mark as he and I return to Bolivia next week for a review and assessment of our two current projects and other pending projects."

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