Marathon PGM Corporation
TSX VENTURE : MAR

August 19, 2005 16:24 ET

Marathon PGM Announces Financial Results for Q2 2005

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 19, 2005) - Marathon PGM Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MAR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce results for its second quarter of 2005. The Company's financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Financial Highlights

Marathon's financial condition remained strong in the second quarter of 2005 with $3,155,928 in cash and term deposits and working capital of $3,502,272 as at June 30, 2005. This compares with cash and term deposits of $939,443 and working capital of $947,136 at December 31, 2004. The stronger cash position is due to a private placement of $2,000,000 which closed on March 24, 2005, the exercise of options and warrants for cash proceeds of $1,764,013 during the first half of 2005 offset by exploration expenditures of $496,902 on the Company's 100% owned Marathon PGM-Cu project.

Marathon's net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2005 was $518,531 (or $0.06 per share) and for the six months ended June 30, 2005 the loss was $622,604 (or $0.05 per share). The loss was driven by an increase in the stock based compensation expense recorded of $421,170 for the quarter and $440,020 for the six months ended June 30, 2005.

This summary of financial highlights should be read in conjunction with Marathon's unaudited interim financial statements for three months and six months ended June 30, 2005 and the related Management's Discussion and Analysis, both of which are available on www.sedar.com.

About Marathon PGM-Cu Project

Marathon has 100% interest in the Marathon PGM-Cu Project located about 10 km north of the town of Marathon, Ontario. As previously announced the Company has completed a technical report on the property in compliance with the provisions of National Instrument 43-101 (the "Technical Report") prepared by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. and filed on SEDAR on June 29, 2004.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Phillip C. Walford"

Phillip C. Walford, CEO & Director

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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