Primary Metals Inc.

Primary Metals Inc.

June 08, 2005 18:11 ET

Primary Metals Inc.: Beralt Appoints New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 8, 2005) - Primary Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PMI) is pleased to announce on behalf of Beralt Tin and Wolfram, its wholly owned tin and tungsten mining operation in Portugal, that Mr. Antonio Correa de Sa has agreed to join the Board of Directors of Beralt and will become vice chairman with immediate effect.

Mr. Correa de Sa has more than 15 years previous experience with Beralt having worked for the company between 1983 and 1999, initially as General Manager and later as Managing Director. For the last 6 years he has been the Managing Director of Somincor, operator of the Neves-Corvo copper mine in Portugal, and from July 2005 will become non-executive Chairman of Somincor.

Mr. Correa de Sa will work closely with Beralt's management to enhance the ongoing mine development plan and further improve overall mining efficiencies.

Primary Metals Inc. is a publicly traded company that owns the operating Panasqueira tungsten mine through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beralt. Panasqueira is one of the few operating tungsten mines outside China and produces approximately 120,000 MTU's of tungsten trioxide annually in the form of a high quality wolframite concentrate. The market price for tungsten has risen dramatically in 2005 and, as a result, Primary is now in the process of evaluating additional mining projects for possible acquisition with a view to diversity and growth of the company. Primary trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PMI and has an issued capital of 9,981,718 common shares. Further information is available on the company's website at and under the company's profile at

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

James Robertson, Director

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