Kimber announces grant of options

VANCOUVER, Feb. 16 /CNW/ - Kimber Resources Inc. (NYSE Amex: KBX, TSX:KBR) announces that the Company has granted 905,000 options to directors and officers, 207,500 options to staff and 25,000 options to certain consultants of the Company at an exercise price of C$1.15, the closing price on the TSX on the day preceding the date of the grant. Options represent an important component of Kimber's compensation program, aimed at attracting and retaining important contributors to Kimber's growth objectives.

About Kimber

Kimber owns mineral concessions covering in excess of 39,000 hectares in the prospective Sierra Madre gold-silver belt, including the Company's Monterde property, where three deposits with gold-silver mineral resources have already been defined. The most advanced of these, the Carmen deposit, has been extensively drilled and has undergone detailed geologic modeling in order to evaluate the potential for a combined open pit and underground mining operation based on current mineral resources. The Company is now seeking to complete a preliminary economic assessment of the Carmen and Veta Minitas deposits. In addition, the Company has a 100% interest in the mineral concessions of its Pericones property, an 11,890 hectare property targeted for silver, located approximately 160 kilometres southwest of Mexico City.

Statements in this release may be viewed as forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. There are no assurances the Company can fulfil such forward-looking statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Such forward-looking statements are only predictions; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of which are beyond the Company's control.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. Kimber Resources uses certain terms on its website (and certain press releases), such as "measured," "indicated," and "inferred," "resources," which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S.Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

SOURCE KIMBER RESOURCES INC.

For further information: For further information: Matthew Hamilton, Manager of Investor Relations, or Gordon Cummings CA, President and CEO, North America Toll Free: 1-866-824-1100, Tel: (604) 669-2251, Fax: (604) 669-8577, Website: http://www.kimberresources.com, Email: news@kimberresources.com

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