Kensington Resources Ltd.

Kensington Resources Ltd.

March 18, 2005 18:04 ET

Kensington Resources Appoints James Rothwell as Chairman and Moves Head Office to Vancouver


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FOR: KENSINGTON RESOURCES LTD.

TSX VENTURE SYMBOL: KRT

MARCH 18, 2005 - 18:04 ET

Kensington Resources Appoints James Rothwell as
Chairman and Moves Head Office to Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 18, 2005) - Kensington
Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:KRT)

The Board of Directors of Kensington Resources Ltd. (the "Company") is
pleased to announce that James (Jim) Rothwell has accepted the position
as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Rothwell has served as a
Director since June 2002 and will fill a role that has previously not
been held at Kensington Resources.

Mr. Rothwell served as President and CEO of Dia Met Minerals Ltd. from
2000 to 2001 and worked for BHP Minerals between 1986 and 2000 where he
held the position of President of BHP Diamonds from 1997 to 2000. Mr.
Rothwell led BHP's entry into the diamond industry via development of
the EKATI Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada's first
producing diamond mine.

"Jim (Rothwell) brings tremendous insight and knowledge of the diamond
resource industry," says Robert A. McCallum, President and CEO of
Kensington Resources Ltd. "We are pleased that he has accepted this
position and appreciate the value that his experience will contribute to
our company as we enter a period of increased activity and growth."

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has moved its
headquarters to Vancouver, British Columbia. The office is located in
the heart of Vancouver's financial district. The Company will also
maintain an exploration office in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Company further reports the granting of 40,000 stock options
exercisable at a price of $2.75 per share for a five-year period to a
director and officer and employee of the Company.

Kensington Resources Ltd. is an exploration and mine development company
currently focused on the high potential Fort a la Corne Diamond Project
in Saskatchewan. The management team includes strong technical expertise
and is committed to reaching a diamond producer status for the
realization of shareholder value. The Fort a la Corne Diamond Project is
a joint venture among Kensington Resources Ltd. (42.245%), De Beers
Canada Inc. (42.245%), Cameco Corporation (5.51%) and UEM Inc. (carried
10%). After fifteen years of exploration at Fort a la Corne, the joint
venture partners are now entering into an accelerated results-driven
advanced exploration and evaluation phase targeted on reaching a
pre-feasibility decision in 2008. The Fort a la Corne Diamond Project
includes 63 identified kimberlite bodies within the largest
diamondiferous kimberlite cluster in the world.

Robert A. McCallum, President & CEO

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