Mantle Resources Inc.

Mantle Resources Inc.

December 28, 2006 10:13 ET

Mantle Appoints Henry Giegerich to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 28, 2006) - Mantle Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MTS)(FWB:A0F7E1) is pleased to announce that Mr. Henry (Hank) Giegerich has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Giegerich is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Engineer and a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia since 1956. From 1982 to 1987, he was President & General Manager of Cominco Alaska Inc. and in this position was responsible for the development of the Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska, the largest zinc mine in the world. From 1971 to 1981 he was with Cominco Ltd., including Project Engineer on the Black Angel Mine Project in Greenland, Project Manager for the Polaris Mine Project on Little Cornwallis Island, NWT (the furthest north metal mine in the world), and finally Cominco Vice President, Northern Group, responsible for operations of the Con Mine (Yellowknife, NWT), Pine Point Mine (Pine Point, NWT) and the Polaris Mine. Since 1988, Mr. Giegerich has acted as a mineral industry consultant to various clients throughout the world and currently serves as a director of several mineral exploration companies.

Mr. Peeyush Varshney, President of Mantle, said, "We are extremely pleased to have someone of Henry's experience and background join our board. Henry has a well earned reputation for bringing mines into production. He is an expert on SEDEX zinc-lead deposits and provides us with excellent in-depth knowledge as we pursue the development of the Akie zinc-lead property. Henry had a legendary career at Cominco Ltd. (now Teck Cominco Limited) and we look forward to his technical engineering guidance."

Commented Mr. Giegerich, "With the very good progress Mantle has made on the exploration of the Akie zinc-lead property to date, I am delighted to be joining the Company's Board of Directors. I look forward to assisting in the advancement of this project to the next level."

The Company has granted Mr. Giegerich options to acquire 100,000 common shares at a price of $1.00 per share for a period of 2 years from their date of grant.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


Peeyush K. Varshney, LL.B, President and Director

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