Paladin Resources Ltd.
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Paladin Resources Ltd.

June 29, 2005 08:58 ET

Paladin Resources Ltd.: Appointment of Board Member

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(CCNMatthews - June 29, 2005) - The Board of Paladin Resources Ltd. ("Paladin") (TSX:PDN)(ASX:PDN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ian Noble as a director of the Company.

Mr. Noble was born in Glasgow, Scotland where, in 1960, he completed a Bachelor of Science (Metallurgy) at the Royal College of Science and Technology (now Strathclyde University).

Mr. Noble has over 40 years worldwide experience covering the mining, chemical and nuclear industries with a strong emphasis in the mining and mineral processing fields. He is an internationally recognized consultant, specializing in hydrometallurgy and comminution, and has been involved in many of the major mining developments within Australia and overseas. He has held senior management positions with both Wright Engineers Australia Ltd and Fluor Australia and took a leading role in the design of Australia's two major uranium processing plants.

Mr. Noble's initial involvement with uranium was with Wright Engineers Pty Limited on the Rabbit Lake project in Canada. In Australia, in 1976, he was Lead Process Engineer on the Ranger Uranium Feasibility Study, followed by a three year involvement in the design construction phase, initially as Process Engineering Manager, and then a period as Project Engineer for the "wet-end" of the plant, and finally a year on site as Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Manager. This included four months when he had joint responsibility with the Ranger Mill Superintendent for plant operations while the formal commissioning was successfully completed.

In 1984, Mr. Noble joined Fluor Australia Pty Ltd, participating in the 6 month Feasibility Study of the Olympic Dam project for Western Mining. He then took the role of Lead Process Engineer for the hydrometallurgical plant over an 18 month period and assisted the commissioning team during the start-up phase.

Mr. Noble's extensive project experience and knowledge of uranium processing will be of particular benefit to Paladin at its current stage of development with its Langer Heinrich and Kayelekera projects. His appointment as director completes the restructure of the Paladin Board, giving it the broad range of skill sets necessary to oversee the growth of the Company to its full potential.

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