Orion Petroleum Corp.

March 16, 2005 15:15 ET

Orion Petroleum Corp. Announces its New Name-Aquarian Gold Corp.; New Symbol-AQGC


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FOR: ORION PETROLEUM CORP.

PINK SHEETS SYMBOL: ONPC

MARCH 16, 2005 - 15:15 ET

Orion Petroleum Corp. Announces its New Name-Aquarian
Gold Corp.; New Symbol-AQGC

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 16, 2005) - ORION
PETROLEUM CORP. (PINK SHEETS:ONPC) (the "Company") is pleased to
announce it has changed its name to AQUARIAN GOLD CORP. effective March
14, 2005, and its trading symbol from "ONPC" to "AQGC" effective March
17, 2005. The Company's name and trading symbol are being changed in
connection with the Company's earlier stated objective of being a low
cost producer of gold. Management feels that gold, both as a storer of
value and as an investment/commodity, remains significantly under priced
and wants to position the Company to take advantage of future price
fluctuations.

On March 13, 2005, the shareholders adopted and approved, by written
consent in lieu of a special meeting of the shareholders, an amendment
to the Company's Articles of Incorporation changing the name of the
Company to Aquarian Gold Corp. The Board of Directors of the Company had
approved the amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and to the
Company's Bylaws by unanimous written consent on February 3, 2005.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of:

ORION PETROLEUM CORP.

Jurgen Wolf, Director


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Orion Petroleum Corp.
    Jurgen Wolf
    Director
    (604) 681-1559