Romarco Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : R

Romarco Minerals Inc.

October 24, 2005 08:45 ET

Romarco Appoints Edward Van Ginkel as Chairman

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2005) - ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSX VENTURE:R)(the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Edward Van Ginkel as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Van Ginkel, has been a director of Romarco since 2003 and holds a law degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School in Canada. Mr. Van Ginkel's career spans 25 years in the mining and metals industry, focused primarily on corporate development and exploration transactions and in financing and developing major mines in Canada and throughout the world.

Currently Mr. Van Ginkel serves as a legal adviser and consultant to several major and junior, mining companies and as a director on several public company boards.

Mr. Van Ginkel has served as Vice President, General Counsel for Noranda Inc. (now Falconbridge Inc.), where he had primary legal responsibility for the affairs of Canada's largest mining and metallurgical company and, subsequently, as Vice President, International Projects in Noranda's corporate development and exploration group, where he assumed senior responsibility for many of the company's international transactions. Prior to that Mr. Van Ginkel worked for three years as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Dayton Mining Corporation and for twelve years with Rio Algom Limited.

During his career, Mr. Van Ginkel has been involved in numerous significant acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, properties and mineral resources undertaken by the companies he has worked with, in every instance with senior legal responsibility for the transaction. Mr. Van Ginkel has also successfully negotiated investment condition and tax and currency stability agreements with many of the countries in which significant investments have been made. Mr. Van Ginkel has had the primary legal and a senior business role in the acquisition and in the successful development, construction and project financing of nine operating mines, including four mines in South America, and most recently the Antamina mine in Peru, the largest mine construction project in history.

Mr. Van Ginkel will be granted 100,000 options in the capital of Romarco, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

Diane R. Garrett, President and C.E.O.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release, which has been prepared by management.

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