Potash One Inc.

Potash One Inc.

April 02, 2009 12:05 ET

Potash One Appoints John S. McEwan, P.E. as Vice President of Solution Processing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 2, 2009) - Potash One Inc. (the "Company" or "Potash One") (TSX:KCL) is pleased to announce that the Company has appointed John S. McEwan, P.E., as Vice President of Solution Processing, for its Legacy Potash project in southern Saskatchewan.

John is a registered professional engineer with a B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and has over 30 years experience in the chemical processing industry which included solution mining from pilot plant to commercial operation. His various roles have included process, project, and research engineering, and production and technical management. Previous to his position at Potash One, Mr. McEwan was the principal Process Engineer for Rio Tinto, responsible for process and project engineering duties for feasibility studies and recovery of potash from Rio Tinto potash deposits in Argentina and Canada. These projects have recently been sold to Vale for US$850 million dollars.

In 1998, Mr. McEwan joined American Soda, LLP. as the Technical Manager. In this role, and working with Max Ramey, Potash One's Vice President of Solution Mining, John was responsible for detailed design, construction and start-up of a 1.3 million tonne/year green field $350M solution mine/chemical plant system for the production of sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate and CO2 recovery in Colorado. He also performed a supervisory role to the technical department, consisting of process/project engineering, plant efficiency calculations, process and product quality trouble shooting, and new project development.

Paul F. Matysek, President and Chief Executive Officer of Potash One Inc., said: "The Board and I, are extremely excited that John S. McEwan has agreed to join the Potash One team. John provides a wealth of technical knowledge, 30 years of chemical processing which includes solution mine development experience. This strategic recruitment substantially enhances Potash One's knowledge base, experience and its capacity to put the Legacy Project into production."


Paul F. Matysek, M.Sc., P.Geo., President and Chief Executive Officer

About Potash One Inc.:

Potash One Inc. is a TSX-listed Canadian resource company engaged in the exploration and development of advanced potash properties amenable to solution mining. The Company owns 100% of more than 330,000 acres of contiguous Potash Subsurface Exploration Permits in Saskatchewan, Canada. It includes the 97,240 acre Legacy Project which has an NI 43-101-compliant Indicated Mineral Resource of 40.8 million tonnes of K2O and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 391.5 million tonnes of K2O. The Legacy Project is adjacent to the largest producing solution potash mine in the world.

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