Appointment of Mr. Patrick Evans as Independent Director to the Board of Anvil Mining Limited

    Common shares outstanding 71.2 million

    MONTREAL, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Anvil Mining Limited (TSX, ASX: AVM),
("Anvil" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Patrick Evans as independent director to its board of directors.
    Mr. Evans is currently President, CEO and director of Mountain Province
Diamonds Inc., CEO and director of Norsemont Mining Inc., and an independent
director of First Uranium Corp., all companies listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange ("TSX"). He previously served as the President and CEO of Weda Bay
Minerals (acquired by Eramet S.A.), as President and CEO of Southern Platinum
Corp., CEO and director of Messina Limited (acquired by Lonmin Plc), President
and CEO of SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. and Vice President of Placer Dome Inc.
Mr. Evans holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the
University of Cape Town (South Africa).
    John Sabine, Chairman of Anvil Mining's board of directors, commented,
"Patrick brings a considerable depth of mining, African and general corporate
experience to the board. We are delighted that he has joined the board as an
independent director and we look forward to his positive contribution".

    Anvil Mining Limited is an unhedged copper and silver producer whose
shares are listed for trading on the TSX (as common shares) and the Australian
Securities Exchange (as CDIs) under the symbol AVM. It has majority interests
in the Dikulushi copper-silver mine, the Kinsevere copper mine and the Mutoshi
Stage I copper tailings operation in the Katanga Province of the DRC.
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For further information:

For further information: Craig Munro, Senior Vice President Corporate &
CFO, +61 (8) 9481 4700, (Perth); Robert La Vallière,
Vice President Corporate Affairs, (514) 448-6664 (Office), (514) 944-9036
(Cell), (Montréal);

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