SOURCE: Harris Exploration

January 12, 2007 16:05 ET

Harris Exploration, Inc. Appoints New Director and President

ENCINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 12, 2007 -- Harris Exploration, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HXPN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. George Zein to the position of Director and President of Harris Exploration, Inc. Mr. Zein is replacing Mr. Markin as the new President and Director of the company. Mr. Zein will oversee all current operations of the Company with priorities given to the confirmation and further development of the Balsapamba property, currently under an agreement letter of intent with Minera Cristal's partners in Bolivar, Ecuador. Over the past several years Mr. Zein has been involved in many senior management and consulting positions within the mining industry. Most recently, Mr. Zein anchored the development and management of several mining properties in the Republic of Tajikistan, a former state of the Soviet Union. His abilities, both corporately and politically in many foreign and often politically unsettled Countries, make him an excellent candidate to secure the required business comfort Harris Exploration expects while operating in Ecuador. Fluent in several languages including, Arabic, Persian, Russian, English and Spanish, he has consulted and advised USA, Canadian and United Kingdom-based exploration and mining companies. Mr. Zein will operate from the Ecuador offices of Harris Exploration, Inc.

Harris Exploration, Inc. is also seeking the people who are responsible for the recent unsolicited email barrage regarding the company. Harris Exploration, Inc. has recently become privy to bulk spam emails that have been sent out without consent of Harris Exploration, Inc. and will act to seek accordingly from those parties for damages suffered by the company. The company emphasized that no such unsolicited communications has come from the company, nor had the company hired anyone to distribute them. Harris Exploration, Inc. is cooperating fully with various authorities in an attempt to discover who was responsible for these emails.

About Minera Cristal

Minera Cristal partners currently hold license to several base and precious metal exploration and mining opportunities throughout Ecuador.

About Harris Exploration

Harris is a Nevada-registered exploration Company. The Company has recently initiated a program to evaluate, exploit and explore undervalued assets and to establish an Ecuador mineral claim portfolio.

Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements

This release contains certain statements that are "forward-looking" statements (as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Any such forward-looking statements are inherently speculative and are based on currently available information, operating plans and projections about future expectations and trends. As such, they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, such as general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations, and other factors over which Harris Exploration, Inc. has little or no control. Actual results and performance may be significantly different from expectations or trends expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Harris Exploration Inc. expressly disclaims any obligation to update the statements contained in this release. This press release is for informational purposes only and is not and should not be construed as an offer to solicit, buy, or sell any security.

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