Anvil Mining Joins S&P/TSX Composite Index

    Common shares outstanding 56.7 million (*)

    MONTREAL, March 19 /CNW/ - Anvil Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM) today
announced that it has joined the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Also effective
today, Anvil Mining has joined the S&P/TSX Materials, Metals & Mining Sector
    Bill Turner, President and CEO of Anvil Mining stated, "We are very
pleased to have been selected for inclusion in the S&P/TSX Composite and
Material, Metals & Mining indices and believe this will increase Anvil's
visibility and liquidity for the benefit of our shareholders. This marks
another significant milestone in the Company's history as we establish
ourselves as the leading copper producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
offering a strong growth profile and solid shareholder returns".
    The S&P/TSX indices are widely used by investment managers and
institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and
active investment strategies. The size of the S&P/TSX Composite Index and its
broad economic sector coverage has made the S&P/TSX Composite Index the
premier indicator of market activity for Canadian equity markets.

    Anvil Mining Limited is an unhedged copper and silver producer whose
shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (as common shares)
and the Australian Stock Exchange (as CDIs) under the symbol AVM. It owns and
operates the Dikulushi copper-silver mine and the Kulu copper tailings
operation in the Katanga Province of the DRC. In addition, the Company is
currently developing the Kinsevere project as the Company's third mine in the

    (*) One common share on the Canadian share register is equivalent to one
        CDI (Chess Depositary Instruments) on the Australian register.
    %SEDAR: 00020549E

For further information:

For further information: Craig Munro, Vice President Corporate & Finance
and CFO, Tel: +61 (8) 9481 4700, Email: (Perth); Robert
La Vallière, Vice President Investor Relations, Tel: (Office) (514) 448 6664,
(Cell) (514) 944 9036, Email: (Montréal)

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