October 08, 2009 14:13 ET

USPR Announces the Election of David W. Burney to the Board of Directors

LAKE MARY, FL--(Marketwire - October 8, 2009) - M. Jack Kugler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of U.S. Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCBB: USPR) ("USPR"), announced that the Board of Directors (the "Board") of USPR elected David W. Burney as a member of the Board, effective immediately, filling an existing vacancy on the Board. Mr. Burney has been USPR's President since December 20, 2007.

About U.S. Precious Metals, Inc.:

USPR is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida and operating in Mexico through its Mexican subsidiary, U.S. Precious Metals de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. USPR owns significant exploration and exploitation rights to approximately 37,000 acres of land in Michoacan, Mexico. USPR's common stock is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "USPR."

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