ICS Acquires 49% of Luapula Minerals Ltd

    ABBOTSFORD, BC, May 21 /CNW/ - ICS Copper Systems Ltd. (ICX:TSX.V) is
pleased to advise that it has acquired a 49% equity position in Luapula
Mineral Ltd, a Zambian registered company which has legal title to 1,000
hectare Prospecting Permit (10 sq kms) within the Luapula area.
    President and CEO of ICS, Graham Chisholm comments: "This acquisition
flows from a MOU between ATJ Natural Resources Ag, of Belize and ICS which was
announced in our previous Press Release 09-02. This area is a green field
project with encouraging surface visualization of Malachite (Copper oxide ore)
in the Luapula area which has known copper deposits."
    The Luapula Beds, which are Kundelungu in age, comprise conglomerates,
shales, sandstone interbedded with conglomerates and conglomerates
intercalated with sandstones. These constitute the youngest rocks in the area
and they unconformably overlie the Plateau Series. Conspicuous economic copper
mineralization in the Luapula valley comprises predominantly malachite,
chalcopyrite with minor azurite. Primary minerals, in the form of bornite and
chalcopyrite , also occur in the underlying volcanic rocks comprising
pyroclastics and rhyolitic lavas.

    Kalulushi Site

    Pursuant to Press Release 09-02 negotiations regarding an Agreement re
the renovation of the Kalulushi site are on going and shareholders will be
advised when these negotiations are finalized.

    Stock Options Granted to Directors & Officers

    Under the Company's 2006 Incentive Stock Option Plan, there are 2,971,387
options available to purchase common share of the Company. The Company has
previously issued 1,250,000 options to various directors and officers of the
Company. On May 21st, 2009 the Company issued a further 1,150,000 options at
an exercise price of $0.10 per share. 175,000 stock options were issued to
each of the following directors and officers; Mr. Graham Chisholm, Mr. David
Fynn, Mrs. Jeannette Durand, Mr. Richard Molyneux, Mr. Robert Stewart and Mr.
Stephen Gregory and 100,000 stock options was issued to Mr. James Mbambi.
These options will expire on May 21st , 2014. The Company has 571,387 shares
remaining for issuance under the plan.

    Signed "Graham Chisholm"
    Graham Chisholm, President & CEO

    This release includes certain statements that are "forward-looking
statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of
historical facts that address future exploration, development and production
activities, and other circumstances, events and developments that the Company
expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management believes the
expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on
reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future
performance, and actual results, events and developments may differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. The occurrence of certain risk
factors, the probability of which is unknown, may also affect actual results,
events and developments expected by the Company.

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

For further information:

For further information: Graham Chisholm, graham@icscopper.com, Office:
(604) 859-3007, Cell: (604) 302-0746, Web Page: www.icscopper.com

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