Blair M. Shilleto Named to Copper Ridge Board of Directors


VANCOUVER, May 2 /CNW/ - Copper Ridge Explorations Inc. (TSXV:KRX) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Blair M. Shilleto to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Blair M. Shilleto, Director

Mr. Shilleto has been involved in the mining, tunnelling and construction industry throughout North America since 1976 when he began his career working for the United Keno Hill Mine in Yukon, Canada. His training began with instruction in, and then continued with the practical application of all aspects of tunnel/mine development. Mr. Shilleto formed and led his own tunnel/mine contract company in a joint venture capacity, setting up projects in logistically challenging environments, including British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and Alaska. Completed projects include highway rock cuts, select speciality excavations, hydro-electric, gas tunnels and mine development from green-fields to production. Mr. Shilleto has managed projects for notable clients such as Cameco Corporation, Canamax Resources Inc., Cordilleran Engineering Limited, Geddes Resources Ltd., Minnova Inc, Peter Kiewit & Sons', Inc., Westmin Resources Ltd., Whitewater Engineering Corporation and United Keno Hill Mines Limited.

Mr. Shilleto is self-employed and since 2006 has acted as a consultant to the mining contract and exploration industry as well as an advisor to the resource investment sector for European based resource asset managers. He was raised in Mayo, Yukon, now resides in Switzerland, and is a member of the Nacho Nyak Dun First Nation.

Mr. Shilleto also serves on the Board of Directors for Golden Predator Corp.

Copper Ridge also announces the resignations from the Board of Dr. Gerry G Carlson and Dan F Farrell. Dr. Carlson was the founding President and CEO of Copper Ridge and successfully guided the company through some difficult times in the resource sector and was instrumental in building the Company's significant portfolio of properties. Mr. Farrell joined the Board in October, 2009. Both Dr. Carlson and Mr. Farrell will remain on the Company's advisory committee.

About Copper Ridge Explorations Inc.

Copper Ridge specializes in identifying, acquiring and developing quality precious metal enriched copper, lead and zinc mineral deposits in Yukon, Canada. The Company currently controls the Marg, Clear Lake and Francis Lake massive sulfide deposits along with certain other key properties. Copper Ridge has a committed management team with extensive experience in the Yukon and a proven track record of building shareholder value in the junior equity market.

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

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and Copper Ridge's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. Except as required by law, Copper Ridge assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

SOURCE Copper Ridge Explorations Inc.

For further information: Copper Ridge Explorations Inc.: William M. Sheriff, Chairman: (604) 566-8181; J. Greg Dawson, President: (604) 566-8185

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