SOURCE: St. Elias Mines Ltd.

St. Elias Mines Ltd.

November 16, 2010 16:49 ET

St. Elias Mines Ltd. Announces New Corporate Secretary and the Retention of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Lori McClenahan, President of St. Elias Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: SLI) (FRANKFURT: EKL) (PINKSHEETS: SELSF) ("St. Elias" or the "Company"), announced today that Tina Whyte has been appointed as the corporate secretary of St. Elias, replacing Graham Scott, who has resigned. Ms. Whyte has over 20 years' experience in the corporate securities industry, primarily in mining and resource development. Her expertise extends to continuous disclosure and corporate governance-related matters, as well as the co-ordination of all matters necessary to successfully conclude a variety of corporate and securities-related dealings including specialized brokerage transactions.

In announcing the appointment of Ms. Whyte, Lori McClenahan, President of the Company, stated, "On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to express our sincere thanks to Graham Scott for his guidance and assistance which have been instrumental in the success of St. Elias over the past 12 years. As we continue our growth, we are very pleased to have an individual with Ms. Whyte's extensive securities experience join the St. Elias team."

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has retained Borden Ladner Gervais LLP ("BLG") as its Canadian corporate counsel. BLG is a leading, full-service, national law firm with over 750 lawyers and offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo Region, Ottawa and Montreal. BLG has been at the forefront of the Canadian and international mining industry for over a century.

For information on St. Elias and its projects, please visit us at www.steliasmines.com or call 1-888-895-5522 (toll free US and Canada).

ST. ELIAS MINES LTD.

(signed "Lori McClenahan")

Lori McClenahan,
President

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