SOURCE: Yale Resources Ltd.

February 18, 2009 10:10 ET

Yale to Purchase 100% Interest in Urique Project

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - February 18, 2009) - Yale Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: YLL) (FRANKFURT: YAB) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Letter of Agreement to purchase a 100% interest in the Urique project -- a total of sixteen concessions covering 29,100 hectares -- from its partner, EXMIN Resources Inc. Yale has agreed to pay US$250,000 and issue 1 million shares issued to EXMIN in two tranches.

The Urique project was the subject of an earn-in option agreement between EXMIN and Yale, whereby Yale could earn up to a 75% interest by making expenditures of US $4.5 million and issuing 1.5 million shares to EXMIN over five years. The companies were in year 3 of the option and Yale had invested nearly US$1.3 million in exploration.

Highlights from the first two years of exploration at Urique include:

- identification of ten mineralized targets within the project area
- defining the structurally controlled breccia at the Cerro Colorado target
over 2 km with 9 drill holes including:
   o 6.0 metres grading 86.0 g/t Ag and 0.23 g/t Au
   o 4.6 metres grading 162.2 g/t Ag and 0.98 g/t Au
- the discovery of the El Rosario target that measures at least 175 metres
wide and 400 metres long and contains bonanza-grade silver results from at
least five vein sets including:
   o 257.0 g/t silver and 0.78 g/t gold over 5.0 m (within the host rocks)
   o 1,640.0 g/t silver over 1.05 m
   o 441.0 g/t silver over 2.35 m
   o 8.8 g/t gold over 0.85 m

The Urique project is located in the prolific Sierra Madre Precious Metal Belt in southwestern Chihuahua State, Mexico, and includes sixteen concessions covering 29,100 hectares. The project includes the town of Urique, an historic silver producing area similar to nearby Batopilas. The Urique Project is contiguous with several active exploration and mining projects, including Goldcorp's El Sauzal gold mine, Paramount Gold and Silver's Andrea project and Kimber's Monterde project land packages.

Under the terms of the Letter of Agreement, Yale has advanced EXMIN US$75,000. In addition to the acquisition costs, Yale will also take responsibility for US$148,000 in past expenditures from the project. The purchase -- to be completed between the two companies' Mexican subsidiaries -- comprises 10 wholly owned concessions covering 28,830.7 hectares as well as the rights to options on 6 concessions, covering 276.1 hectares. There will be a 2% NSR retained on all of the concessions.

To facilitate this transaction Yale has signed a bridge loan agreement for US$75,000 with a private company based in the United States and the Company is working on finalizing an option agreement for the project with additional details to be released as negotiations progress.

Ian Foreman, P.Geo. is the Qualified Person for Yale Resources Ltd. Dr. Craig Gibson, PhD., Certified Professional Geologist, and Executive Vice President of Exploration of EXMIN, is the authorized professional geologist for EXMIN and was the direct manager of all exploration at Urique and has reviewed this news release.

Samples mentioned in this news release are repeated from previous news releases. All samples were prepared and analyzed by ALS Chemex in their facilities in Mexico and Vancouver. Samples generally consisted of 1-3 kg of material. Gold analyses were performed by 30 gram fire assay with an AA finish. Samples with anomalous silver values were re-analyzed using a 4 acid "total" digestion and AA.

On behalf of the Board,

"Ian Foreman"
Ian Foreman, P.Geo.

For additional information on Yale Resources please call the Company at 604-678-2531.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, may include forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties inherent in resource exploration and development. As a result, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

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