Eagle Plains Appoints New Directors, Grants Options to Employees, Directors


Cranbrook BC, 20 May, 2004: Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (EPL:TSX-V) is pleased to announce the election of Ronald K. Netolitzky to the Board of Directors during the Corporations’ annual general meeting held on May 18th in Calgary. Subsequent to the AGM, Robert W. Termuende and Darren B. Fach were appointed to the Board of Directors. These appointments follow the May 18th, 2004 resignation of Stanley E. McDougall as a director of Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. McDougall for his service to the Company, and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Concurrent with the Board appointments, Eagle Plains has granted incentive stock options to employees and directors of the company for the purchase of a total of 925,000 shares at the exercise price of $.50 per share, expiring May 18th, 2009.

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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