Marksmen Resources Ltd.

Marksmen Resources Ltd.

October 28, 2005 17:59 ET

Marksmen Appoints New Director

COMOX, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 28, 2005) - Marksmen Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MA) ("Marksmen") is pleased to announce that George de Boon has been appointed a director of Marksmen.

Mr. de Boon is a professional engineer and has over 30 years of petroleum engineering and resource management experience in Western Canada.

He is currently President, CEO and Director of Sonoma Resources Ltd., a Calgary based private oil and gas company incorporated in July, 2005.

Mr. de Boon also serves on the Board of Directors of Innova Exploration Ltd. ("Innova"). He is also a member of Innova's Audit and Reserve Committee.

Mr. de Boon began his career with Gulf Oil Canada Limited ("Gulf") in May, 1972 and held various positions of responsibility involving development drilling and natural gas processing. Commencing August, 1980 he left Gulf to practice as an independent consultant, providing engineering services to the industry, including technical and financial assessment of oil and gas properties, resource based companies and energy related development projects.

During the period June, 1993 to March, 1996 Mr. de Boon initiated two private oil and gas joint ventures and founded Geo-Energy Ventures Limited ("Geo-Energy"), a private oil and gas company. As President, CEO and Director of Geo-Energy, he managed Geo-Energy's exploration, development and production activities, including the acquisition and divestiture of numerous oil and gas properties.

In September, 1997, Mr. de Boon co-founded Globex Resources Ltd. ("Globex"), a junior capital pool company and was appointed a Director and Chief Operating Officer of Globex. Globex was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange as a Tier 1 company from May, 1998 until June, 2005 when Innova completed its successful takeover bid of the company.

In connection with his appointment, Mr. de Boon has been granted stock options to purchase 190,000 common shares at a price of $0.35 per share for a period of five years. The stock option grant is subject to regulatory approval. Marksmen has determined that exemptions from the various requirements of TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 are available for the grant of stock options to Mr. de Boon.

Marksmen is also announcing that Rick Kusmirski is stepping down as a director of Marksmen, but will stay on as a consultant to Marksmen. Marksmen would like to thank Mr. Kusmirski for his service as a director of Marksmen.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

"Peter Malenica"


President & CEO, Director

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