June 24, 2008

Fortress Base Metals Corp. Grants Stock Options

Fortress Base Metals Corp. (TSX VENTURE: FBM) is pleased to announce that, under the stock option plan approved in 2003, it has granted incentive stock options to purchase an aggregate of 675,000 common shares of Fortress Base Metals to a number of recipients, including directors, officers, and consultants. The stock option grants are all subject to regulatory approval.

Terms of the options include an exercise price of $1.12 per share and an expiry date of the options of June 23, 2013.

The Company also announces that it has appointed Brenda Dayton as Corporate Secretary.

Ms. Dayton has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and has worked extensively with public companies, with an emphasis on the resource sector. Ms. Dayton has been involved with resource companies from grass roots exploration through to feasibility stage projects.

Fortress Base Metals Corp. is a Canadian based, junior resource company focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of both advanced and early stage mineral projects.


Mark Hewett, President

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 Contacts: Fortress Base Metals Corporation Blair McIntyre Business Development and Investor Relations (604) 638-3171 (ext: 5075) (604) 638-3170 (FAX) Website: www.FortressBMC.com

SOURCE: Fortress Base Metals Corporation