BELLAMONT EXPLORATION LTD. ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF OFFICER

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CALGARY, May 17 /CNW/ - Bellamont Exploration Ltd. (the "Corporation" or "Bellamont") (TSXV: BMX.A) (TSXV: BMX.B) wishes to announce that Mr. Chris Birchard, Vice President, Exploration, has resigned from the Company to pursue another business opportunity. The directors and management wish to express their gratitude to Mr. Birchard for his contributions to the Corporation and we wish him well in his future endeavours.

Bellamont has appointed Mr. Steve Babcock, P. Geol., as the acting head of the Corporation's Exploration Department until a permanent replacement is found.  Mr. Babcock, a consultant to the Corporation since its inception, has over 30 years of industry experience, focusing mostly in the Peace River Arch Area of Alberta and Northeast British Columbia.  Mr. Babcock was a founding investor in the Corporation and was the prospector responsible for the discovery of the Corporation's Grimshaw Montney oil pool.

NEITHER THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICE PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

SOURCE Bellamont Exploration Ltd.

For further information:

Steve Moran, President and CEO
Bellamont Exploration Ltd.
1208, 250 - 2nd Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta   T2P 0C1
Telephone:  (403) 802-1355
Fax:  (403) 802-1315
www.bellamont.com

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