Royal Standard Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RSM
OTC Bulletin Board : RYSMF
FRANKFURT : R2H

Royal Standard Minerals Inc.

August 17, 2005 14:32 ET

Royal Standard Minerals listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

SPARKS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2005) - Royal Standard Minerals (TSX VENTURE:RSM)(OTCBB:RYSMF)(FSE:R2H)

Mr. Roland Larsen reports

ROYAL STANDARD MINERALS ANNOUNCES LISTING ON THE FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE

Royal Standard Minerals common stock is listed for trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol R2H, effective Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. As a secondary listing in Germany the shares were also listed on the more retail investor based BERLIN-BREMEN STOCK EXCHANGE - with the same ticker symbol - by the market maker BERLINER FREIVERKEHR AG, effective Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005.

The listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange provides the company with increased exposure to worldwide capital markets and enables Europeans to trade the company's common stock in euros. The European investment community has expressed a special interest in Royal Standard Minerals' projects, and the company looks forward to widening its shareholder base in the region with a European promotion campaign starting in the near future.

The German brokerage firm of Rolf Brauburger Kursmakler GmbH, based in Frankfurt/Main, sponsored the listing and will be the market-maker. The company's international ISIN number is CA7809191066 and the German security code is WKN A0BLUE.

The Canadian Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for adequacy or accuracy of this release as per Exchange Policy 3.3 section 6.5.

Royal Standard Minerals cautions that the statements made in this press release and other forward looking statements made on behalf of the Company may be affected by such other factors including, but not limited to, volatility of mineral prices, product demand, market competition, imprecision of mineral estimates, and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of the Company.

C.U.S.I.P. # 780919106

Contact Information

  • RSM
    1-877-662-8184
    ++1-604-662-8184 (internationally)
    or
    RSM
    Roland Larsen
    Qualified Person (NI-43-101)
    (775) 487-2454
    (804) 580-4132 (FAX)
    www.Royal-Standard.com