Eagle Plains Appoints New Director


Cranbrook, B.C.: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (EPL:CDNX) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Charles C. Downie of Cranbrook, B.C. to serve on the Board of Directors of Eagle Plains.

Mr. Downie has over 20 years experience in the mineral exploration and mining. Prior to his graduation from The University of Alberta (B.Sc 1988), Mr. Downie worked for Cominco Ltd. at the Pine Point Mine and at various exploration projects throughout Western Canada. After graduation, he was employed by Cominco at the Snip, Polaris and Sullivan Mines, where he was involved in grassroots exploration, mine development and mine production. Since leaving Cominco in 1993, Mr. Downie worked as a geological consultant throughout North, Central, and South America with a wide range of project types including copper-gold porphyry, shear hosted gold, sedimentary exhalitive, and Volcanogenic Massive Sulphide mineralization models.

Mr. Downie has been associated with Eagle Plains Resources since 1994 and brings extensive project management experience related to property evaluation, specifically diamond drilling and geochemical sampling applications. Mr. Downie is a member in good standing of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia and has been the Exploration Manager for Eagle Plains Resources since 1999.

John J. Barclay has recently resigned from the Board of Directors, after serving since the company's inception in 1994. The Board would like to thank Mr. Barclay for his contribution to the company, and wish him well in his future endeavors.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


“Tim J. Termuende”
President and CEO

For further information on EPL, please contact Mike Labach at 1 866 HUNT ORE (486 8673)
Email: mgl@eagleplains.com or visit our website at http://www.eagleplains.com

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