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Haile expands mining team at Haile

August 19, 2009

SPARKS, NV, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – ROMARCO MINERALS INC. (TSXV: R) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its management team with additions to its operations positions. As Romarco moves into the detailed design phase followed by construction and operations, these individuals will be the managers in charge of carrying Haile through to safe, efficient operations.

Jim Arnold, Sr. VP, COO commented, “We are very excited about being able to attract talent such as Jim, Brent and Ott. This is a testament to the strength of our project at Haile and the terrific work that the current team has done.”

Mr. Jim Wickens – Haile Mill Manager

During his recent nine year tenure with Barrick Gold Corp., Mr Wickens has held the position of Chief Metallurgist at Cortez Mine (Nevada), Golden Sunlight Mine (Montana), and Goldstrike (Nevada). He was responsible for all metallurgical services, refinery, process controls and operations metallurgy. Prior to Barrick, Mr. Wickens was Sr. Metallurgist at Placer Dome’s Bald Mountain Mine, Campbell Mine and Gibraltar Mine. Mr. Wickens holds a B.A. Sc. in Mining and Mineral Processing from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Mr. Brent Anderson, Mining Engineer – Haile Mine Manager

Prior to joining Romarco, Mr. Anderson was at the Robinson Mine (Quadra Mining) where he was responsible for mine operations including administering a $100 million mine operating budget, meeting production schedules and targets and development of life-of-mine models. In addition, he has held various senior mining positions with Phelps Dodge Corp. (Candelaria Mine (Chile) and Cerro Verde Mine (Peru)), and positions with Freeport McMoRan. Mr. Anderson will be responsible for all engineering, operating and maintenance functions in the Mine Department at Haile. He holds a Mining Engineering degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

Mr. Arthur “Ott” Jackson – Haile Health and Safety Manager

Mr. Jackson has a long and distinguished career in the filed of Mine Safety with Freeport McMoRan and prior thereto Phelps Dodge. Mr. Jackson will manage Haile’s current Safety program and will be responsible for establishing and implementing required Mine Safety programs (MSHA) as the Company moves toward construction, development and production. Mr. Jackson holds a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.

                     ON BEHALF OF ROMARCO MINERALS INC.

                             "Diane R. Garrett"
                              Diane R. Garrett,
                             President and C.E.O.

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SOURCE ROMARCO MINERALS INC.


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