Continent Resources Inc. Appoints New Directors



    CALGARY, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - Continent Resources Inc. (CNQ: CORE) (the
"Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Bick and Lawrence
Dick to the Board of Directors.
    As Exploration Manager for Chevron Resources in Chile, Larry Dick led the
team that discovered the giant Collahuasi district copper/molybdenum deposits
and the Can Can epithermal gold deposit. Today Collahuasi is one of the
largest copper producers in the world. Earlier in his career, Larry discovered
the Golden Bear gold deposit in northern British Columbia which gave the
Hunter Dickenson Group and Wheaton River Mines their early start. As Executive
Vice President and Director of General Minerals Corporation, Larry led the
exploration that discovered copper and silver prospects in Chile, Peru and
Bolivia. As President, Director and lead geologist for Continuum Resources
Ltd., (TSX.V - CNU), Larry identified and developed the Natividad and San Jose
deposits advancing them from "depleted" properties to potentially viable gold
and silver mines. Larry received his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Queen's
University and has extensive experience in the exploration and evaluation of
base and precious metals deposits worldwide.
    Mr. Robert Bick is the CEO of Evolving Gold Corp. which he turned around
from a struggling under-financed CNQ listing to one of the most exciting
junior gold exploration companies on the TSX www.evolvinggold.com. Robert is
an integral part of a Canadian business legend and was involved in every
aspect of Bick's Pickles - on the line, in the fields, on the road - in branch
operations across Canada and overseas. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Bick founded a
children's clothing company and raised $25,000,000 as president of a software
start-up. As marketer, Robert worked directly with Shell Oil companies around
the world to launch Formula Shell and to develop exclusive, innovative pump
promotions. Robert has wide-ranging experience as a management consultant
crossing many sectors - Manufacturing, Crown Corporations, Distribution,
Healthcare, Publishing, Property Development, Adventure Travel, Executive
Training. Robert is the co-developer of a state-of-the-art problem-solving
methodology and a founder of thinkX Intellectual Capital Inc. In addition to
his business activities, he spent 10 years as a classical flautist performing
and recording throughout Europe and North America with the Galliard Ensemble.
    The Board of Directors have also appointed Robert Bick as the President
and Chief Executive Officer and Herrick Lau as the Chief Financial Officer of
the Company.
    Mr. Herrick Lau is an experienced investment banking professional who has
conducted transactions in initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, mergers
& acquisitions, divestitures, and various advisory services. Through his 14
years of experience in investment research and corporate finance, Mr. Lau is
knowledgeable in performing due diligence, valuation, financing structuring,
fairness opinion and research. Aside from his practice in corporate finance,
Mr. Lau also has experience as a finance executive in publicly traded and
private companies. His industry practice involves developing financing
strategy, liaising with external parties, devising business development plans
and maintaining compliance with corporate governance. Mr. Lau can thus
demonstrate his knowledge and understanding of the needs of investors,
shareholders and company founders, and can work together with regulators and
industry professionals to implement an optimal financial strategy. Mr. Lau is
also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and has a Masters
degree in Finance and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration at Simon
Fraser University.
    The Company wishes to thank Michael Whitehead, Barry Foster and Vladimir
Gerchikov for their past contributions as directors and/or officers. We wish
Michael, Barry and Vladimir the very best in their future endeavors.

    On Behalf of the Board of Directors

    CONTINENT RE

SOURCES INC. "Robert Bick" ------------- Robert Bick CEO, President and Director The CNQ does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. %SEDAR: 00024436E

For further information:

For further information: Robert Bick, CEO and President at (604)
688-9588

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