Trend Exploration, Inc.

Trend Exploration, Inc.

March 20, 2007 09:03 ET

Trend Exploration, Inc. Finalizes Mexican Subsidiary

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2007) - Trend Exploration, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:TRDX), a U.S. based junior mineral exploration company (formerly operating under the name West Excelsior Enterprises, Inc.), today announced it has completed the registration of its Mexican subsidiary Compania Minera Excelsior, S.A. de C.V.

The Company's Mexican legal counsel will now formalize a definitive option agreement for the right to earn a 100 percent interest in the Santa Maria del Oro mineral properties in the Sierra Madre del Sur Province, Mexico.

"We are thrilled to finalize the registration of our Santa Maria del Oro subsidiary, as it brings us another step closer to moving beyond basic exploration to production," said Michael Whitehead, President and CEO, Trend Exploration, Inc. "Through basic exploration of this area, we have already realized significant potential with high-grade gold-silver mineralization, and we look forward to proceeding with our previously planned geophysical, geochemical and drilling program in the area."

Under the Mexican Constitution of 1917, minerals were part of the national patrimony. Amendments in 1996 to the 1992 Mining Law removed many of the restrictions regarding the participation of private and foreign companies, permitting direct investment with up to 100 percent ownership of equity in exploration works and activities, and allowing up to 100 percent foreign participation in production. Further revisions in 1999 were geared to increase participation of the private sector, in addition to enhancing competitiveness of mining companies in the country.

The legal framework for mining is set forth in Article 27 of the Constitution, which grants the ownership of essentially all minerals to the Mexican nation. The right to exploit those minerals, except for radioactive minerals which are reserved for the State, is given to private parties through concessions issued by the federal executive branch, as may be established by law. Such concessions may be issued to Mexican individuals, to companies incorporated under Mexican law, and to foreign individuals. In the latter case, foreign individuals agree to the Calvo Clause, under which a foreigner agrees to consider himself as a Mexican and not to invoke the protection of his government regarding any rights that he holds in Mexico, under penalty, if he breaches such agreement, to forfeit said rights in benefit of the Mexican nation. Participation of foreigners in Mexican mining is therefore carried out through Mexican companies. In this regard, starting in 1961 foreigners were restricted to owning no more than 49 percent of the shares of Mexican mining companies, making Mexico quite unattractive for foreign investment. The regulations of the mining law of 1990 enable foreigners to indirectly hold the remaining 51 percent of the shares spurring a boom in foreign exploration investment. When enacted in 1992, the Law put no restrictions other than complying with the Foreign Investment Law, which in 1993 allowed full foreign investment in mining, always through Mexican companies.

On November 28, 2006, Trend Exploration announced plans for its upcoming exploration program including a minimum 300m of diamond drilling on the property for this initial year of exploration. Results will be announced as they are received by the Company. This exploration program has a budget of US $100,000 with preliminary work already underway.

The Company also continues to evaluate other mineral properties for potential acquisition or joint venture opportunities in other areas of Mexico and Kazakhstan.

About Trend Exploration, Inc.

Trend Exploration, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:TRDX) is a U.S. based junior mineral exploration company actively acquiring, exploring and developing early stage mineral resource properties in geologically permissible and politically stable areas of the world. The Company seeks out early stage opportunities with good mineralization indicators that carry plenty of blue-sky potential. Trend Exploration, Inc. progresses these projects that are or will be of interest to mid-size and major producers. By forming ventures on individual projects with such producers, the Company expects to grow and maintain an interest in mines operated by its partners, allowing it to continue to build value through continued exploration. Trend Exploration, Inc. is currently focused on exploring and developing projects in Mexico and Kazakhstan.

Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements", as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, that the Company will identify, acquire and explore additional exploration projects.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate.

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