Happy Creek appoints Brian Welwood as Director and Chief Financial Officer



    VANCOUVER, Feb. 28 /CNW/ - Happy Creek Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: HPY) (the
"Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Welwood as
Director, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Welwood has
been a Certified General Accountant (CGA) in British Columbia since 1976. He
earned a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management from the BC Institute
of Technology in 1970 and is founder and president of Brian Welwood & Co.
Ltd., a private company that has provided consulting services in the areas of
accounting, taxation and business management to small and medium enterprises,
not-for-profit organizations and individuals since 1992. From 1992 to 1997 Mr.
Welwood operated a CGA public accounting practice. He became licensed for
insurance and mutual fund sales and provided financial planning services (CFP)
from 1998 until 2003. From 1991 to 1992, Mr. Welwood was Vice President
Finance, Secretary and Treasurer of Pe Ben Oilfield Services Ltd., a
TSE-listed company with subsidiaries engaged in oilfield servicing and
industrial construction. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in management
positions with Dillingham Construction, four years as an auditor with Revenue
Canada and two years in branch administration with the Bank of Nova Scotia.
    Concurrent with his appointment as Director, Chief Financial Officer and
Corporate Secretary, Mr. Welwood has been granted options to purchase
250,000 common shares of the Company. The options are exercisable at a price
of $0.28 for a period of two years.
    Scott Smith has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate
Secretary of the Company, but will remain a Director.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors,

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    David E Blann, P.Eng.
    President

    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, Email:
info@happycreekminerals.com

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