Touchdown Resources Inc.

February 15, 2011 09:01 ET

Touchdown Resources Appoints Hockey Hall of Fame's Denis Potvin to the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2011) - Touchdown Resources Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TDW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Denis Potvin to the Company's Board of Directors.

A former National Hockey League player, Mr. Potvin currently covers the Ottawa Senators games as a Hockey Analyst for Rogers/Sportsnet after filling a similar role for Fox Sports Network Florida from 1993 to 2009 and the 2006 Winter Olympics hockey. From 1973 to 1988, he played with the New York Islanders Hockey Club after being drafted #1 overall in June 1973. He was Captain of the 4-time Stanley Cup Champion Islanders from 1980 to 1983, a 3-time winner of the Norris trophy as the NHL's best defenseman, and recipient of the Calder trophy as the NHL's rookie of the year in 1974. He was a 9-time NHL All Star, and was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991.

From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Potvin was a Financial Advisor for Raymond James & Associates, and prior to that, from 1989 to 1993, he was Financial Advisor and sales coordinator for First Capital Advisors New York, offering trade services and pension fund management. From 1984 to 1989, he was a Commercial Real estate broker for Cushman Wakefield (New York), having become a full time broker upon his hockey retirement. He is an active supporter of the EMI Ministries, a charitable organization helping and sustaining a better life for the people of the Sudan and other African countries through teaching and developing self-support skills, and he is a Board member of the MEI Healthcare Foundation.

Mr. Potvin also sits on the Board of Directors of Eloro Resources Ltd., an exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Richard Macy, President of Touchdown stated: "Touchdown is pleased to have Mr. Potvin join its Board of Directors. Denis' business experience and proven success throughout his professional career will be of great value to shareholders as the Company focuses its efforts on advancing its gold projects in Northern Ontario."

The Company also wishes to announce that it has granted an aggregate of 1,100,000 incentive share purchase options to Directors and Consultants of the Company exercisable at $0.14 per common share with a term of five years.

On Behalf of the Board,

Touchdown Resources Inc.

Richard Macey, President

"Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."

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  • Touchdown Resources Inc.
    Richard Macey
    (604) 669-0401