Pebble Creek appoints Dr. William A. Sheppard as Vice President, Exploration

TSX-V: PEB

VANCOUVER and NEW DELHI, India, April 8 /CNW/ - Pebble Creek Mining Ltd. ("Pebble Creek") is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. William (Bill) A. Sheppard, MAusIMM, MIMMM, PGeo, as Vice President, Exploration to manage exploration programs on its Askot massive sulphide property in Uttarakhand State, India.

Dr. Andrew Nevin, PEng, President and CEO says, "We are pleased to have Bill Sheppard guide the step-out drilling on Askot. He has 30 years of experience, extensively in the field of VMS (volcanogenic massive sulphide) deposits. He has played key roles in successful exploration at Mt. Isa, Dugald River and other properties in Australia, Saudi Arabia, Europe, Africa and Asia."

Dr. Sheppard was previously employed by Rio Tinto, CRA, MIM and CSA, and consults internationally through his company LiaMin Consulting. He developed the Mineral Deposit Anatomy (MDA) technique to relate geology to resource interpretation and evaluation. He is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101.

In connection with his appointment as Vice-President, Exploration, Pebble Creek has granted Dr. Sheppard a stock option to purchase 200,000 common shares of Pebble Creek at an exercise price of $0.12 for a term of five years.

Pebble Creek has 15 years experience in India and management believes the Askot project is the most advanced of the non-ferrous exploration and development projects in India operated by foreign junior exploration companies.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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SOURCE Pebble Creek Mining Ltd.

For further information: For further information: Gyan C. Singhai, PEng, Executive Chairman, Telephone: (604) 696-6101; Mike Romanik, Vice President, Telephone: (204) 724-0613

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