Polaris Minerals wins BC Safety Award for zero lost time accidents in 2008



    VANCOUVER, May 26 /CNW/ - Polaris Minerals Corporation is pleased to
announce that its subsidiary company, Orca Sand & Gravel Ltd., has been
selected by the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources as a
recipient of the 2008 Stuart/O'Brian Safety Award for having zero lost time
accidents during the year.
    Herb Wilson, President and CEO, Polaris Minerals Corporation, said:
"Safety is our number one priority, and we are pleased there were no lost time
accidents during 2008, a year in which we doubled production at the Orca
Quarry to 2.4 million tons. Staying safe requires vigilance, effort and
investment at all levels of the organization, and receiving this award for a
second time is a testament to the quality and professionalism of our team".

    Polaris Minerals Corporation is exclusively focused on the development of
construction aggregate quarries and marine receiving terminals on the west
coast of North America to meet growing local supply deficits of construction
aggregates in urban markets. In 2007, Polaris began shipping sand and gravel
from the Orca Quarry to San Francisco Bay, Vancouver, and Hawaii.

    
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    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" and
"forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities
laws. These statements and information appear in this document and include
estimates, forecasts, information and statements as to management's
expectations with respect to, among other things the future financial or
operating performance of the Company, costs and timing of the development of
the construction aggregate quarry, the timing and amount of estimated future
production, costs of production, capital and operating expenditures,
requirements for additional capital, government regulation of quarrying
operations, environmental risks, reclamation expenses, and title disputes.
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"expects", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "budget", and "scheduled" or
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of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management,
are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive
uncertainties and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees and there can be
no assurance that such statements and information will prove to be accurate
and actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed
under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's final prospectus dated
December 31, 2008, which is filed with Canadian regulators on SEDAR
(www.sedar.com). Except as required by law, the Company expressly disclaims
any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements
and information whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise. All written and oral forward-looking statements and information
attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in
their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.




For further information:

For further information: Herb Wilson, President and CEO Or Mike
Westerlund, Director, Corporate Development, Polaris Minerals Corporation,
Tel: (604) 915-5000, info@polarmin.com

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