Eagle Plains Extends Warrant Expiry Date


Cranbrook, BC; 12 April, 2005: The Board of Directors of Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:EPL) has elected (subject to regulatory approval) to extend existing warrants with a current expiry date of April 30th, 2005. Each warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share at a price of $1.00 per share, now exercisable until October 31st, 2005. The warrants are subject to an accelerated expiry if the published closing trade price of the common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is greater than or equal to $1.00 for any 10 consecutive trading days, in which event the holder will be given notice that the warrants will expire 30 days following the date of such notice. The common share purchase warrants may be exercised by the holder during the 30 day period between the notice and the expiration of the common share purchase warrants.

Brokered private placement (announced January 21st, 2004, closed March 30th, 2004)

Warrants: 2,510,166 private placement warrants

Original expiry date of warrants: Dec. 31st, 2004

First extension date of warrants: April 30th, 2005 (announced December 16th, 2004)

New expiry date of warrants: October 31st, 2005 (subject to accelerated expiry, as outlined above)

Exercise price of warrants: $1.00

Eagle Plains Resources continues to conduct research, acquisition and exploration projects in western Canada. The Company controls over 30 gold and base-metal projects, many of which are currently optioned to or joint-ventured with third parties including NovaGold Inc., Kobex Resources Ltd., Northern Continental Resources Inc., Shoshone Silver Mining Co., and Golden Cariboo Resources Inc. 18 of these projects have seen exploration work in the pasttwelve months and Eagle Plains anticipates minimum expenditures of $3.5 million on their projects over the next year. In recent years, Eagle Plains has completed option agreements with Billiton Metals, Rio Algom Exploration, Kennecott Exploration, Viceroy Resource Corp. and numerous other junior exploration companies, resulting in over 21,000m (70,000 ft) of drilling and over $6,000,000 in exploration expenditures on its projects since 1998.

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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