Anvil and its Employees Acquitted in Kilwa Incident

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    LUBUMBASHI, Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), June 28 /CNW/ - Anvil
Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM), ("Anvil" or "the Company") welcomes the
decision of the military court clearing Anvil and its employees of any
involvement in a military action by the Forces Armées de la République
Démocratique du Congo ("FARDC") at Kilwa in the Katanga province in October,
    "We are pleased that the court rendered a decision that supported Anvil's
consistent position that the Company and its employees acted in an appropriate
manner at the time," said Bill Turner, President and CEO of Anvil. "Throughout
the trial, our priority has always been to support a fair and transparent
process based on factual evidence."
    The military trial, which started in December 2006, focused partially on
the actions of Anvil employees at the time, who under force of law complied
with the FARDC's requisition of Company vehicles for the FARDC's use in
fighting with a rebel group in the community of Kilwa. It had been alleged
that Anvil's employees aided and abetted the military by 'voluntarily omitting
to request the return of the vehicles.'
    The trial also examined the actions of the FARDC troops in the incident,
in which an undetermined number of people were killed.
    Lee Nehring, Anvil's Vice President Social Development, said, "While the
decision supports the actions of the Company and its employees, Anvil
recognizes how tragic this incident continues to be for the community of

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For further information:

For further information: Craig Munro, Vice President Corporate & CFO,
Tel: +61 (8) 9485 1254 (Australia), Email: (Perth);
Robert La Vallière, Vice President Investor Relations, Tel: (Office) (514)
448-6664, Email: (Montréal); Lee Nehring, Vice
President Social Development, Tel: (514) 448-6664 (North America), Tel: +61
(8) 9485 1254 (Australia), Email:; Website:

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