Lions Gate Metals Inc.

Lions Gate Metals Inc.

April 01, 2009 09:15 ET

Lions Gate Metals Quarterly Letter From the President

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 1, 2009) - Lions Gate Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LGM) ("LGM" or the "Company") is pleased to provide an update from President Mark Hewett.


The Lions Gate Metals team has been running on all cylinders these past few months, and the results are showing. This update will discuss all of the developments since my last letter as well as what the future may hold - and it is looking bright indeed.

On our last update we were working towards a new 43-101 on our Poplar Project. That was completed this past February by Mr. Peter Ogryzlo, and the results were well worth the wait. By combing through all the past data from 1970 up until the recent drilling in 2005 and reaffirming the locations of all the drill holes, Peter was able to put together a very thorough report. He has reaffirmed the assessments of two senior mining companies, Utah Mines (now BHP Billiton) and Placer Dome (now Barrick Gold) that there is a sizeable porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit. We are now planning the work program which will include both diamond drilling and geophysical work to define our high grade zones and further expand the resource.

As a result of the updated 43-101 and the current financial condition of Lions Gate, we graduated to Tier 1 status on the TSX Venture Exchange. This is an important development for our company in that it helps to show the market that we are moving towards achieving our goal of becoming a major presence in the copper market.

Last year we defined our corporate strategy to move Lions Gate forward as follows: to increase Lions Gate's recoverable tonnes of copper through mergers and acquisitions; to identify and engage strategic Asian partners; and to advance our current assets through to production in order to provide our partners with stable long term supply. We are well on our way with the first two objectives with an LOI announced with Copper Fox Metals, and the opening of a Beijing office in December.

The Copper Fox merger announcement definitively proves our model. With the completion of this transaction Lions Gate Metals will take another big step towards becoming the company upon which we have set our sights. The Schaft Creek project is certainly of world class size, with a 1.4 billion tonne resource including 4.76 billion pounds of copper, 4.5 million troy ounces of gold, 32.5 million troy ounces of silver, 255.2 million pounds of molybdenum and rhenium (undefined amount). Our goal is to combine our teams and move this project forward to feasibility before the end of 2009. One of the key synergies between our companies is the combined financial experience of our management team with Copper Fox's technical team. We will also have a very strong financial structure on completion with only 21 million shares outstanding. This means less dilution for all shareholders as we move our projects forward. The key, though, is that we share the same vision, a focus on copper and building our assets through to production.

Reaffirming our vision for copper has been the recent strength in the price. With the average stock price for listed copper mining specialists more than doubling from lows seen just three months ago, it seems the market is hoping that a turning point for the global economy is within sight. Moves in copper prices, a major among the base metals, are seen by a number of investors as a proxy on the health of the global economy. With prices for copper metal recovering strongly, hovering just below $1.80/lb at least 90% of the world's copper miners are making cash profits. Copper therefore remains our focus.

Finally, as part of our strategy to build a sustainable business, we have adopted a Statement of Environmental and Social Responsibility. This Statement discusses the way in which we will deal with the environment and local groups near to our projects such as the First Nations. In order to build the business we want we need to not only have our guiding principles in mind, but clearly defined in our corporate structure. We will be posting this document to our website.


Mark E. Hewett, President and Director

Lions Gate Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, junior resource company focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of both advanced and early stage mineral projects.

For further information on the Company and its projects please visit our web site at

This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.

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