Hawk Precious Minerals Inc.

Hawk Precious Minerals Inc.

March 29, 2007 16:16 ET

Hawk Precious Minerals Announces Change of Name to "Hawk Uranium Inc."

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 28, 2007) - Hawk Precious Minerals Inc., (CNQ:HAWK) ("Hawk") is pleased to announce that it has changed its name from "Hawk Precious Minerals Inc." to "Hawk Uranium Inc." This change was previously approved by Hawk's Board of Directors, and was approved by Hawk's shareholders at Hawk's annual meeting of shareholders on February 28, 2007. Hawk has been advised by the CNQ that its trading symbol will not change. The change of name will be effective on the CNQ as of Monday, April 2, 2007.

According to Vance White, Hawk's President and CEO, the change of name is being made to reflect the Company's increasing focus on uranium-related opportunities. "As our uranium exploration activities in Grand Calumet, Quebec intensify, we felt that it was important for the Company's name to reflect its increasing focus on uranium-related prospects. We continue to pursue our other mineral and petroleum and gas interests in Ontario, and will continue to monitor developments in South Africa, but our primary focus is clearly evolving towards uranium prospects", said Mr. White.


Hawk has both direct or option interests in a uranium project in Grand Calumet Twp., Quebec, one gold exploration property in Ontario, one VMS exploration property in Ontario, and a core holding of 3.5 million shares in Wits Basin Precious Minerals Inc. (OTCBB:WITM). Wits Basin is currently funding the FSC gold exploration program in the search for a "new goldfield" in the Witwatersrand region in South Africa. Hawk also has a petroleum and natural gas property in Ontario. Hawk holds approximately 2.6 million shares of MacDonald Mines Exploration Limited (TSX VENTURE:BMK), which company is carrying out an active exploration program in the McFaulds Lake area of the James Bay Lowlands, the site of a new potential VMS base metal play.


This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements or historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Hawk, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and results to differ materially from Hawk's plans and expectations as detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Hawk with the CNQ and securities regulators. Hawk does not assume any obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

The CNQ does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Contact Information

  • Hawk Precious Minerals Inc.
    H. Vance White
    (416) 214-2250 or 1-866-214-9486
    (216) 214-5599 (FAX)
    Hawk Precious Minerals Inc.
    Walter Brooks
    Vice President
    (416) 214-2250 or 1-866-214-9486
    (216) 214-5599 (FAX)