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New Vice President of Operations Appointed to Lions Gate Metals ; Advisory Board Member Joins Lions Gate Metals

July 21, 2008

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – July 21, 2008) – Lions Gate Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LGM) (“LGM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Laurie Thomson, B.Sc. (Honours) Geology, to the position of Vice President of Operations. Mr. Thomson will lead and direct exploration and development activities on Lions Gate Metals existing mineral projects, as well as assist in strategic acquisitions and related opportunities. Mr. Thomson’s appointment is part of LGM’s strategy to aggressively move forward on its existing properties and build value through the acquisition of additional strategic and high quality base metal mineral assets.

The company is also pleased to announce the inaugural member of the Board of Advisors, Mr. Gavin C. Dirom, M.Sc., P.Ag. Mr. Dirom is the Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety for the Mining Association of British Columbia. Mr. Dirom will be a valuable resource to the company in government and local relationships within BC as well as helping the company develop strong ties with some of the large global metals consumers.

Lions Gate Metals’ President Mark Hewett states: “Having Mr. Dirom and Mr. Thomson join our team is part of our concerted strategy to build a leadership powerhouse for the Company. Capitalizing on the current commodity super cycle; our inventory of high quality projects within B.C. (one of the best mining jurisdictions worldwide); and with our strong management and board, Lions Gate Metals has an unparalleled opportunity to build a strong corporate presence and enhance shareholder value.”

Lions Gate Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, junior resource company focused on the exploration, development, and acquisition of both advanced and early stage mineral projects throughout British Columbia.

LIONS GATE METALS INC.

Mark E. Hewett, President

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