Franconia Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : FRA

Franconia Minerals Corporation

August 04, 2005 10:30 ET

Lewis Lawrick Joins Board of Directors for Franconia Minerals Corporation

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 4, 2005) - FRANCONIA MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX VENTURE:FRA)(OFEX:FRA) is pleased to announce the election of Mr. Lewis Lawrick as a director of the company. Mr. Lawrick, based in Toronto, Canada, brings more than 19 years experience in both the financial and junior mining sectors to the board.

Mr. Lawrick has provided corporate advisory services to the resource sector since 1994. Specializing in corporate financial advisory work, including corporate restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and capital funding, Mr. Lawrick has a broad range of experience assisting both private and public companies within the mineral industry. Mr. Lawrick has been and is currently a director of several companies listed on both the TSX and TSX-V, most notably Birim Goldfields (TSX:BGI). Mr. Lawrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BCOM, 1986) from the University of Calgary.

Franconia Minerals Corporation trades on both the TSX-V in Canada and OFEX in the UK under the symbol FRA. (For additional information see www.franconiaminerals.com.) The directors of Franconia Minerals Corporation accept responsibility for this announcement. Franconia presently has 22,459,903 shares issued and outstanding.



FRANCONIA MINERALS CORPORATION

Brian Gavin
President


This document, which has been issued by Franconia Minerals Corporation (Franconia), has been approved solely for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, by Lion Capital Corporation Limited (Lion), 4th Floor, 2 Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE, who is authorised to carry on Investment Business by the Financial Services Authority. Lion, is acting as advisers for Franconia and to no-one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Franconia for providing protections afforded to customers of Lion for providing advice in relation to any investment made pursuant to this announcement and makes no recommendation for the suitability of any investment, which is the subject of this announcement. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENT: Although Franconia Minerals Corporation believes many of its properties have promising potential, its properties are in the early stages of exploration. None have yet been shown to contain proven or probable mineral reserves. There can be no assurance that such reserves will be identified on any property, or that, if identified, any mineralization may be economically extracted. Incorporated in Alberta Canada No. 207953670

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