Happy Creek Announces Change of Directors



    VANCOUVER, July 3 /CNW/ - Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: HPY, the
"Company") is pleased to announce that at its Annual General Meeting held 
June 25, 2008, Charles Chebry, CMA was elected to the Board of Directors.
Additionally, on June 26, 2008, Paul Reynolds, P. Geo, was also appointed to
the Board of Directors.
    David Blann, CEO of Happy Creek, states, "The Company is fortunate to
have attracted the talent and depth of experience held by our two new board
members, and shareholders can look forward to their contributions to building
a dynamic and growth oriented company."
    Mr. Chebry has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Alberta and is a Certified Management Accountant. Since January 1, 2007, 
Mr. Chebry has been President, CEO, Chairman and a Director of Cedar Mountain
Exploration Inc. Additionally, Mr. Chebry is involved in the following mineral
exploration companies: CFO and a Director of Kaminak Gold Corporation., CFO of
Kivalliq Energy Corp., CFO and a Director of Argonaut Exploration Inc. Between
March 1997 and December 2006, Mr. Chebry was CFO, Vice President of Finance
and a Director of Olympia Financial Group Inc., where he still remains a
Director. He also served for Olympia Trust Company as the Vice President of
Finance, CFO and a Director from April 1999 to December 2006, and remains a
Director. Mr. Chebry also served as the Vice President of Finance, CFO and a
Director of Eyelogic Systems Inc., an automated eyesight testing company, from
April 1998 to December 2006, and remains a Director. Since July 2002, 
Mr. Chebry has been a Director of Committee Bay Resources Inc.
    Paul Reynolds, P. Geo., is a registered member of the Association of
Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia. He received a
Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree from the University of British Columbia
in 1987. He is a professional geologist with experience in mineral exploration
and public company management, having acted as a geological consultant and a
director and senior officer of several public companies. Since 1994, 
Mr. Reynolds has been a Director and senior officer of Athlone Energy Ltd. He
is also a Director of TerraX Minerals Inc and GFK Resources Inc. His
exploration experience includes projects in the Canadian North, British
Columbia, western United States, Bolivia, Argentina and Guyana.
    Additionally, the Company wishes to announce that Scott Smith resigned
from the Board of Directors on June 26, 2008 to allow the pursuit of his other
business activities. We thank Scott for his time and contribution to the
Company. Scott will remain a consultant to the Company for the balance of the
year.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors,

    "David E Blann"
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    David E Blann, P.Eng.
    President, CEO

    This news release has neither been approved nor disapproved by the TSX
Venture Exchange. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for
the accuracy or adequacy of the contents of this news release. This news
release may contain statements that are forward looking and subject to risk
and uncertainty more fully described in the company's prospectus and public
filings located on SEDAR.

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For further information:

For further information: Corporate Office: Nina Mallory, Corporate
Communications, Phone: (604) 662-8310, Email: info@happycreekminerals.com;
Investor Relations: Hugh Oswald, Ascenta Capital Partners Inc., Phone: (604)
684-4743 ext. 243, Toll free: 1-866-684-4743 ext. 243

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