Nautilus Minerals Inc.

Nautilus Minerals Inc.

June 12, 2008 09:19 ET

Nautilus Minerals Inc.: Options Exercised

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS)(AIM:NUS) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that as a result of the exercise of options, the Company has made an application for 400,000 common shares to be admitted to the AIM and TSX. The shares are expected to be admitted to trading on June 18, 2008.

About Nautilus Minerals Inc.

Nautilus is the first company to commercially explore the ocean floor for gold and copper seafloor massive sulphide deposits and subject to timely permitting is positioning itself to become an emerging producer in 2010. The Company's main focus is the Solwara 1 Project, which is located in the territorial waters of Papua New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean. Nautilus is listed on the TSX and on AIM, and has among its largest shareholders two of the world's leading international resource companies, Teck Cominco (7.2%) and Anglo American (5.7%). Epion (22.4%) is controlled by the founder of Metalloinvest one of the largest and fastest growing mining and metallurgical holdings in Russia.

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