Royal Roads expands Lundberg mineralization with intersection of 34.82 metres of 5.75% combined base metals: 4.06% zinc, 1.42% lead, 0.28% copper, 10.21 g/t silver & 0.07 g/t gold



    Trading Symbol: RRO - TSX-V
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    HALIFAX, Aug. 6 /CNW/ - Royal Roads Corp. (RRO-TSX-V) ("Royal Roads") is
pleased to provide results for the last 12 holes (1,842 m) from its 52 hole
drill program comprising 7,961 metres on its 100% controlled Lundberg deposit
adjacent to the former Lucky Strike mine in Buchans, central Newfoundland. The
new results expand mineralization in both the Mill and North Areas of the
deposit and indicate the zone remains open in both areas. Combined with
results from other drilling completed in 2008 as well as historic drilling
completed by the former mine operators, these results define a volume of near
surface mineralized rock hosting stockwork sulphides which may represent a
bulk tonnage resource amenable to open pit mining. Results further indicate
higher grade sections exist within a northwest trending corridor that may
define a higher grade volume of rock within the larger mineralized zone. Of
particular note, step-out drilling approximately 60 metres southwest of the
former Lucky Strike orebody intersected 34.82 metres of stockwork
mineralization averaging 5.75% combined base metals (Zn%+Pb%+Cu%) comprised of
4.06% zinc, 1.42% lead, 0.28% copper, 10.21 g/t silver & 0.07 g/t gold. This
mineralization, encountered in hole H-3407, occurs approximately 128 m below
surface and includes higher grade sections up to 10.00 m in core length
averaging 9.47% combined base metals comprised of 6.66% zinc, 2.54% Lead,
0.27% Copper, 15.76 g/t Ag and 0.11 g/t Au. This mineralization remains open
to the south.
    Results from the last 12 holes now provide Mercator Geological Services
Limited of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with data required to prepare a National
Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant inferred resource estimate for the
Lundberg deposit. This initial estimate will rely on results from all 52 holes
of the 2008 program (approximately 7,961 metres of drilling) and available
historic drilling results for holes previously drilled by American Smelting
and Refining Company ("Asarco").

    Lundberg Deposit & Historic Buchans Mines
    -----------------------------------------

    As a result of the recently completed plan of arrangement with Buchans
River Ltd. ("Buchans River"), all Buchans River's properties and assets are
now 100% controlled by Royal Roads, including the Lundberg deposit located
adjacent and beneath the former Lucky Strike mine, previously operated by
Asarco between 1928 and 1979. Historic production at Lucky Strike totaled (*)6.4
million tonnes averaging 16.92% Zn, 8.02% Pb, 1.46% Cu, 101.8 g/t Ag and 1.5
g/t Au.
    The zone of disseminated to stockwork mineralization referred to as the
Lundberg deposit is reported to host an historical uncategorized resource
estimate completed by Asarco in 1974 of approximately 11.9 million tonnes
averaging 1.83% zinc, 0.67% lead, 0.38% copper, 0.16 ounces per ton silver
(5.5 g/t) and trace gold(xx). This estimate was prepared before implementation
of NI 43-101 and is considered historic in nature, and therefore cannot be
relied upon. Details on the historic estimate are more fully disclosed in
Buchans River's news release dated September 10, 2007.
    For those Royal Roads shareholders unfamiliar with the Lundberg deposit,
this news release has been drafted to provide a summary of drilling highlights
on the Lundberg deposit to date. A map identifying the location of all
Lundberg drill holes completed in 2008 has been posted on Royal Roads' website
located at http://www.royalroadscorp.ca. Historic Buchans River news releases
and tables of 2008 drill results are also available on the same website. As a
result of the Royal Road's acquisition of Buchans River, Royal Roads now
controls 100% interest in the entire former Buchans mining camp, including all
past producing mines that cumulatively produced (xxx) 16.2 million tonnes
averaging 14.51% zinc, 7.56% lead, 1.33% copper, 126.0 g/t silver and 1.37 g/t
gold.

    (*) Past production figures for the Buchans Mines including the Lucky
    Strike mine were obtained from an article written by Thurlow and Swanson,
    1981: Geology and ore deposits of the Buchans area, central Newfoundland.
    In: Swanson, E.A., Strong, D.F., and Thurlow, J.G., (editors), The
    Buchans Orebodies: Fifty Years of Geology and Mining. Geological
    Association of Canada Special Paper 22. Page 122, Table II.

    (xx) Trace gold is less than 0.01 ounces per ton gold (i.e. less than
    0.35 g/t gold), the lower detection limit of historical gold assays used
    in Asarco's resource estimate.

    (xxx) Past production figures for the Buchans Mines were obtained from an
    article written by R.V. Kirkham, 1986: Buchans Geology, Newfoundland
    (Introduction). In:R.V. Kirkham., (editor), Buchans Geology,
    Newfoundland. Geological Survey of Canada Paper 86-24. Page 1,

    Lundberg Drill Results
    ----------------------

    Additional results are derived from three areas within and adjacent to
the Lundberg deposit as previously defined by Asarco in 1974. These areas are
defined as the North Area, located north of the Lucky Strike glory hole, the
Mill Area, located under the old mill site, east of the Lucky Strike glory
hole, and the Engine House Area located immediately south of the Mill Area.

    North Area Results
    ------------------

    Three additional holes were drilled in the North Area, H-3399 tested the
shallower eastern boundary and holes H-3406 and H-3407 tested the deeper
western boundary of the North Area mineralization. All three holes intersected
mineralization that remains open to the east of H-3399 and south and west of
holes H-3406 and H-3407. Highlights for this area include mineralization
intersected in hole H-3407 which hosts high grades over large widths within
broader lower grade sections including 10.00 metres averaging 9.47% combined
base metals comprised of 6.66% zinc, 2.54% Lead, 0.27% Copper, 15.76 g/t Ag
and 0.11 g/t Au. Results from this area are presented in Table 1 below.

    
    Table 1. Drilling Results Lundberg Zone - North Area.

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                                      Zn Pb
                                     Cu Com-
                               Core   bined
      Drill     From     To   length   (%)    Zn    Pb    Cu     Ag    Au
       hole      (m)     (m)    (m)   (xxxx)  (%)   (%)   (%)   (g/t) (g/t)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3399    38.00   61.00  23.00   2.48  1.42  0.74  0.31   4.73  0.03
    including   40.00   44.00   4.00   6.89  3.85  2.11  0.93  13.25  0.04
    including   40.00   42.00   2.00   8.54  5.50  2.45  0.59   9.40  0.06
       and      65.00   67.00   2.00   1.70  1.10  0.53  0.07   1.54  0.04
       and      77.00   80.00   3.00   2.17  1.53  0.53  0.11   2.51  0.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3406   180.07  185.32   5.25   3.22  1.99  1.10  0.13   2.17  0.02
    including  181.00  182.00   1.00   5.86  3.80  1.83  0.23   3.42  0.02
       and     189.00  202.00  13.00   2.56  1.97  0.39  0.20   5.92  0.07
    including  189.00  191.00   2.00   3.62  3.03  0.56  0.04   8.05  0.11
       and     189.00  202.00  13.00   2.56  1.97  0.39  0.20   5.92  0.07
    including  194.00  202.00   8.00   3.10  2.33  0.46  0.31   6.58  0.06
       with    197.00  199.00   2.00   4.93  3.95  0.59  0.40  11.43  0.08
       and     217.00  232.00  15.00   4.06  2.61  1.18  0.27   4.76  0.06
    including  224.00  224.50   0.50   8.56  4.80  2.80  0.96   5.14  0.08
    including  226.00  226.50   0.50   8.56  5.30  3.10  0.16   9.93  0.11
       and     247.00  270.00  23.00   2.30  1.30  0.83  0.16   3.26  0.03
    including  247.00  252.50   5.50   4.14  2.16  1.61  0.37   4.32  0.02
    including  251.00  251.50   0.50  12.57  6.80  5.30  0.47   4.79  0.02
       and     267.00  270.00   3.00   2.06  1.29  0.68  0.09   3.19  0.03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3407   128.18  217.00  88.82   3.10  2.17  0.78  0.15   6.02  0.05
    including  128.18  163.00  34.82   5.75  4.06  1.42  0.28  10.21  0.07
    including  138.00  162.00  24.00   7.07  5.03  1.80  0.24  11.18  0.07
    including  139.00  149.00  10.00   9.47  6.66  2.54  0.27  15.76  0.11
       with    139.00  142.00   3.00  12.37  8.87  3.21  0.29  15.40  0.15
       also    146.00  149.00   3.00  11.65  8.07  3.23  0.35  16.00  0.08
       and     179.00  191.00  12.00   2.16  1.43  0.61  0.12   3.91  0.03
    including  180.00  181.00   1.00   8.71  5.60  2.50  0.61   7.19  0.03
       and     190.00  191.00   1.00   2.99  2.00  0.81  0.18   5.48  0.03
       and     194.00  207.00  13.00   1.53  1.09  0.36  0.08   3.03  0.03
    including  205.00  206.00   1.00   3.90  3.40  0.25  0.25   3.08  0.02
    including  212.00  213.00   1.00   5.53  4.40  0.96  0.17   6.51  0.02
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (xxxx) Combined zinc, lead and copper percentages for each interval added
    together.

    Mill Area Results
    -----------------

    Four additional holes (H-3398, H-3400, H-3401, & H-3405) were drilled to
test the eastern limits of the Lundberg zone. Three of the holes intersected
large widths of subcropping mineralization, extending the eastern limits of
the zone by as much as 50 metres, with mineralization open to the east and
northeast of hole H-3400. The latter hole intersected mineralized bedrock
averaging 2.53% combined base metals over a core length of 61.64 metres below
9.4 metres of overburden. Hole H-3398 also returned significant mineralization
immediately beneath overburden (8.42 metres of overburden) including
93.58 metres averaging 1.99% combined base metals comprised of 1.11% zinc,
0.48% lead, 0.40 % copper, 3.02 g/t silver and 0.03 g/t gold, including a
46.00 metre section averaging 2.61% combined base metals comprised of 1.49%
zinc, 0.77% lead, 0.35 % copper, 3.55 g/t silver and 0.02 g/t gold. Hole
H-3405 located about 60 metres southeast of hole 3400 did not intersect
significant mineralization and was not sampled. This hole defines the eastern
limit of the mineralized zone, 50 metres east of hole 3401. Assay results are
presented in Table 2 below.

    Table 2. Drilling Results Lundberg deposit - Mill Area.

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                                      Zn Pb
                                     Cu Com-
                               Core   bined
      Drill     From    To    length   (%)    Zn    Pb    Cu     Ag    Au
       hole      (m)    (m)     (m)   (xxxx)  (%)   (%)   (%)   (g/t) (g/t)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3398    8.42  102.00  93.58    1.99  1.11  0.48  0.40   3.02  0.03
    including   8.42   37.00  28.58    1.80  0.94  0.21  0.65   3.19  0.05
    including  11.00   27.00  16.00    2.03  0.81  0.22  1.00   4.58  0.05
    including  11.00   17.00   6.00    2.57  0.36  0.06  2.16   6.57  0.08
    including  20.00   21.00   1.00    4.91  3.00  1.32  0.59   6.85  0.04
       and     29.00   37.00   8.00    2.15  1.63  0.28  0.24   0.91  0.03
       and     40.30   46.00   5.70    1.41  0.78  0.31  0.32   2.28  0.02
       and     50.00   96.00  46.00    2.61  1.49  0.77  0.35   3.55  0.02
    including  65.00   68.00   3.00    6.09  4.07  1.55  0.47   4.34  0.01
    including  73.62   78.40   4.78    6.34  3.71  1.84  0.79   5.62  0.04
    including  75.00   77.10   2.10   10.07  6.05  2.98  1.03   8.59  0.05
    including  76.30   77.10   0.80   14.60  8.70  4.60  1.30  10.60  0.06
       and     99.00  102.00   3.00    1.71  1.04  0.44  0.23   1.84  0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3400    9.36   71.00  61.64    2.53  1.43  0.66  0.45   3.41  0.02
    including   9.36   35.00  25.64    2.48  1.42  0.76  0.30   3.17  0.02
    including  18.00   21.50   3.50    4.17  2.38  1.48  0.31   3.30  0.01
    including  18.00   18.50   0.50   11.04  6.50  4.10  0.44   7.88  0.02
    including  38.00   71.00  33.00    2.76  1.53  0.63  0.60   3.77  0.02
    including  51.00   59.00   8.00    5.15  2.70  1.13  1.32   6.04  0.02
    including  51.00   52.00   1.00   12.50  6.10  3.10  3.30   9.93  0.04
       and     78.00   79.00   1.00    2.05  1.36  0.37  0.32   1.71  0.02
       and     80.00   82.00   2.00    1.46  0.76  0.40  0.31   3.26  0.03
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3401    7.00   30.00  23.00    1.85  1.15  0.46  0.24   2.00  0.02
    including   7.00   14.00   7.00    1.53  0.95  0.35  0.23   1.73  0.02
       and     19.00   30.00  11.00    2.59  1.63  0.65  0.31   2.28  0.01
    including  19.00   20.00   1.00    7.13  4.30  1.54  1.29   3.42  0.03
    including  28.00   29.00   1.00    5.86  4.10  1.48  0.28   2.05  0.01
       and     36.00   38.00   2.00    2.32  1.14  1.02  0.17   4.97  0.01
       and     41.00   46.00   5.00    2.01  1.07  0.68  0.26   3.29  0.01
       and     58.00   60.00   2.00    1.67  1.37  0.23  0.08   1.21  0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3405 no significant mineralization observed - not sampled
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Engine House Area Results
    -------------------------

    Four additional holes were positioned to test the eastern (H-3402 &
H-3409) and southern (H-3403 & H-3404) boundaries of the previously identified
Engine House mineralization. Holes H-3402 and H-3409 tested the
mineralization's eastern boundary and encountered only limited mineralization,
as did hole H-3403 which tested the mineralization's southern boundary. Hole
3404, a step-out hole southwest of H-3403, failed to encounter significant
mineralization and was not sampled. A fifth hole, H-3408, was drilled to test
for mineralization 210 metres to the west of the Engine House Area,
approximately 45 metres south of former Lucky Strike mine workings. This hole
did not intersect significant mineralization. Assay results are summarized in
Table 3 below.

    Table 3. Drilling Results Lundberg deposit - Engine House Area.

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                                       Zn Pb
                                      Cu Com-
                                Core   bined
      Drill     From     To    length   (%)    Zn    Pb    Cu     Ag    Au
       hole      (m)     (m)     (m)   (xxxx)  (%)   (%)   (%)   (g/t) (g/t)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3402   48.50   51.50    3.00    1.65  0.97  0.64  0.04   0.63  0.01
       and     88.00   90.00    2.00    2.29  1.25  0.97  0.08   2.06  0.01
       and     92.00   94.00    2.00    1.23  0.75  0.44  0.04   0.51  0.01
      H-3403  101.50  102.50    1.00    1.57  0.88  0.61  0.08  15.60  0.12
       and    108.00  118.04   10.04    1.04  0.59  0.35  0.10   7.79  0.08
       and    108.00  109.30    1.30    6.39  3.52  2.16  0.71  52.57  0.58
    including 108.00  108.50    0.50    9.63  5.70  3.40  0.53  96.20  0.40
       and    117.54  118.04    0.40    3.96  2.60  1.29  0.07  16.40  0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3409   18.75   21.00    2.25    1.20  0.85  0.30  0.04   2.85  0.01
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3404 no significant mineralization observed - not sampled
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      H-3408 no significant mineralization observed - sampled
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Qualified Person & Sampling Procedure
    -------------------------------------

    The drill program was managed by Mercator Geological Services Limited of
Dartmouth Nova Scotia under the direction of Peter Webster, P.Geo., (NL).
Drill intercepts quoted are core lengths and true widths have not been
estimated due to the stockwork and disseminated nature of mineralization
intersected. Logging, sampling and assaying procedures are being completed as
per Royal Roads' QA/QC protocols as described in Royal Roads press release
dated February 27th, 2007. Paul Moore, M.Sc., P.Geo., (NL), Royal Roads' Vice
President of Exploration, is acting as Qualified Person in compliance with
National Instrument 43-101 with respect to this release and has reviewed the
contents for accuracy.

    2008 Drilling Highlights
    ------------------------

    Highlights from the previous 2008 Lundberg drilling are identified below
and are grouped according to their location within the Mill Area, North Area
and Engine House Area:

    Mill Area Highlights:
    ---------------------

    Hole H-3356  44.73 metres averaging 7.21% combined base metals comprised
                 of 4.85% Zn, 1.64% Pb, 0.72% Cu, 19.4 g/t Ag and 0.17 g/t
                 Au. (announced February 6, 2008).
    Hole H-3358  51.00 metres averaging 3.55% combined base metals comprised
                 of 2.04% Zn, 0.83% Pb, 0.68% Cu, 11.0 g/t Ag and 0.11 g/t
                 Au. (announced February 6, 2008).
    Hole H-3361  23.15 metres averaging 6.52% combined base metals comprised
                 of 4.22% Zn, 1.99% Pb, 0.41% Cu, 17.1 g/t Ag and 0.21 g/t Au
                 (announced February 25, 2008).
    Hole H-3363  13.61 metres averaging 2.93% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.32% Zn, 0.34% Pb, 1.27% Cu, 4.8 g/t Ag and 0.04 g/t Au.
                 (announced February 25, 2008).
    Hole H-3377  94.00 metres averaging 2.07% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.19% Zn, 0.56% Pb, 0.32% Cu, 2.68 g/t Ag and 0.03 g/t
                 Au, including 20 metres of 3.75% combined base metals
                 comprised of 2.12% Zn, 1.17% Pb, 0.46% Cu, 3.82 g/t Ag and
                 0.06 g/t Au (announced March 28, 2008).

    North Area Highlights:
    ----------------------

    Hole H-3375  17.00 metres averaging 3.09% combined base metals comprised
                 of 2.08% Zn, 0.78% Pb, 0.23% Cu, 4.33 g/t Ag and 0.02 g/t Au
                 (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3378  16.00 metres averaging 2.19% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.29% Zn, 0.62% Pb, 0.28% Cu, 3.53 g/t Ag and 0.04g/t Au
                 (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3380  89.33 metres averaging 2.44% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.41% Zn, 0.76% Pb, 0.27% Cu, 6.29 g/t Ag and 0.06g/t Au
                 (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3381  36.69 metres averaging 2.16% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.22% Zn, 0.61% Pb, 0.33% Cu, 5.53 g/t Ag and 0.05 g/t Au
                 (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3382  26.00 metres averaging 2.28% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.59% Zn, 0.60% Pb, 0.09% Cu, 1.70 g/t Ag and 0.02g/t Au
                 (announced April 14, 2008).
    Hole H-3383A 32.35 metres averaging 2.08% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.28% Zn, 0.61% Pb, 0.20% Cu, 3.80 g/t Ag and 0.03 g/t Au
                 (announced April 14, 2008).
    Hole H-3386  5.13 metres averaging 2.06% combined base metals comprised
                 of 0.64% Zn, 0.22% Pb, 1.21% Cu, 5.34 g/t Ag and 0.04g/t Au
                 (announced April 14, 2008).
    Hole H-3389  38.00 metres averaging 2.53% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.60% Zn, 0.67% Pb, 0.27% Cu, 4.17 g/t Ag and 0.04 g/t Au
                 (announced June 3, 2008).
    Hole H-3395  68.0 metres averaging 2.84% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.76% Zn, 0.77% Pb, 0.31% Cu, 6.91 g/t Ag and 0.06 g/t Au
                 (announced June 3, 2008).
    Hole H-3396  117.0 metres averaging 3.45% combined base metals (Zn+Pb+Cu)
                 comprised of 2.06% Zn, 1.05% Pb, 0.34% Cu, 5.09 g/t Ag and
                 0.04 g/t Au
                 including 16.00 metres averaging 10.30% combined base metals
                 comprised of 6.64% Zn, 3.01% Pb, 0.65% Cu, 15.06 g/t Ag and
                 0.11 g/t Au (announced June 3, 2008).
    Hole H-3397  28.76 metres averaging 2.68% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.46% Zn, 0.44% Pb, 0.79% Cu, 4.45 g/t Ag and 0.00 g/t Au
                 (announced June 3, 2008). Including 10.00 metres averaging
                 4.20% combined base metals comprised of 2.06% Zn, 0.46% Pb,
                 1.67% Cu, 6.44 g/t Ag and 0.00 g/t Au (announced June 3,
                 2008).

    Engine House Area Highlights:
    -----------------------------

    Hole H-3359  12.50 metres averaging 5.57% combined base metals comprised
                 of 2.61% Zn, 0.96% Pb, 2.01% Cu, 14.34 g/t Ag and 0.14 g/t
                 Au. (announced Feb 25, 2008).
    Hole H-3366  22.33 metres averaging 3.13% combined base metals comprised
                 of 1.14% Zn, 0.66% Pb, 1.33% Cu, 10.05 g/t Ag and 0.08 g/t
                 Au (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3368  6.26 metres averaging 2.24% combined base metals comprised
                 of 0.45% Zn, 0.47% Pb, 1.32% Cu, 9.63 g/t Ag and 0.06 g/t Au
                 (announced March 28, 2008).
    Hole H-3374  7.50 metres averaging 6.19% combined base metals comprised
                 of 3.75% Zn, 1.64% Pb, 0.80% Cu, 21.30 g/t Ag and 0.40 g/t
                 Au (announced March 28, 2008).
    

    About Royal Roads
    -----------------

    Royal Roads is a resource company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
and is focused on exploring and developing base metal properties in the famous
Buchans and Victoria Lake mining camps in central Newfoundland and Labrador,
Canada, where Royal Roads controls property totaling 33,700 hectares,
including the historic Buchans mines, the Lundberg deposit in the Buchans camp
and the Daniels Pond deposit in the Victoria Lake camp. The Company also
controls several exploration properties outside of the Buchans camp, including
several under joint venture to Prominex Resource Corp. (PXR - TSX-V) and
Playfair Mining Ltd. (PLY - TSX-V), which are being actively explored. Royal
Roads is 29.18% controlled by Acadian Mining Corporation, a Halifax based
resource company producing lead and zinc from its Scotia Mine and developing
gold and base metal properties in Nova Scotia.

    Forward Looking Statements
    --------------------------

    Certain information regarding Royal Roads contained herein may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations,
opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not
statements of fact. Although Royal Roads believes that the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no
assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The Company
cautions that actual performance will be affected by a number of factors, many
of which are beyond Royal Roads' control, and that future events and results
may vary substantially from what both companies currently foresee. Royal
Roads' forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by
this cautionary statement.

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    or accuracy of this release.
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For further information: Warren G. MacLeod, President & CEO of Royal
Roads; David Felderhof, Vice-President of Royal Roads, (902) 444-3637

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