Etruscan announces results of Shareholders meeting

HALIFAX, May 20 /CNW/ - Etruscan Resources Inc. (TSX-EET) announced today that its Annual and Special General Meeting of Shareholders was held on Wednesday May 19, 2010. Over 71% of Etruscan's shareholders were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting. Etruscan is pleased to announce that John Clarke, Sally Eyre, Frank Guistra, Gordon Keep, Gerald McConnell, Stephen Stine, David Street, Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse and Neil Woodyer were re-elected directors of the Company and that all items of business were approved by the shareholders.

Subsequent to the meeting of Shareholders, a board of directors meeting was held at which all officers were re-appointed with the exception of Don Burton who recently retired from the position of Vice President, Corporate Development.

Etruscan Resources Inc. is a gold-focused Canadian mining company with dominant land positions in West Africa. The Company's principal mine projects include the Youga Gold Mine in Burkina Faso; the Agbaou Gold Project in Côte d'Ivoire; and the Finkolo Gold Project in Mali. Exploration programs and initiatives are on-going in Burkina Faso, Mali, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Namibia. The common shares of Etruscan are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "EET".

More extensive information on Etruscan can be found on its home page at www.etruscan.com.

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may include statements regarding exploration results and budgets, mineral reserve and resource estimates, work programs, capital expenditures, mine operating costs, production targets and timetables, future commercial production, strategic plans, market price of precious metals or other statements that are not statements of fact. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Various factors that may affect future results include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in market prices of precious metals; foreign currency exchange fluctuations; risks relating to mining exploration and development including reserve estimation and costs and timing of commercial production; requirements for additional financing; political and regulatory risks, and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's annual information form filed with the Canadian Securities regulators on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE ETRUSCAN RESOURCES INC.

For further information: For further information: Renmark Financial Communications Inc.: Maurice Dagenais, mdagenais@renmarkfinancial.com; Barry Mire, bmire@remarkfinancial.com, (514) 939-3989, (416) 644-2020; Etruscan Resources Inc.: Dr. Sally Eyre, President and CEO, (902) 832-6700, Fax: (902) 832- 6702, seyre@etruscan.com

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