John Theobald Joins Atna's Board of Directors


<p>GOLDEN, Colo., <chron>Oct. 7</chron> /CNW/ -- Atna Resources Ltd. ("Atna") - (TSX: ATN) is pleased to announce that <person>John Theobald</person> has been appointed to the Board of Directors. <person>Mr. Theobald</person> is a mining executive with over thirty years international experience in exploration, operations, business development and mining finance. He is currently executive director and chief operating officer of Anglo Pacific Group plc, a <location>London</location> listed mining royalty company. Anglo Pacific has supported Atna as a shareholder since 2003. <person>Mr. Theobald</person> spent the early part of his career with Anglo American Corporation including time on the Witwatersrand goldfields in <location>South Africa</location>. After a short tenure with Phelps Dodge Mining Company and vice-president of a Canadian junior gold company, <person>Mr. Theobald</person> held various senior positions with Iscor Mining (since split into Kumba Iron Ore and Exxaro Resources), Metorex and the major industrial minerals group SCR-Sibelco. <person>Mr. Theobald</person> is qualified as a Chartered Engineer and has a BSc with Honours in geology from the University of Nottingham.</p>
<p>"The Board and management of Atna are pleased to have a senior mining executive of <person>Mr. Theobald</person>'s quality and background join our Board. Shareholders of Atna are widely distributed geographically, with one third each in <location>Canada</location>, <location>Europe</location> and the U.S. The addition of <person>Mr. Theobald</person>, who is based in <location>London</location>, will help to provide greater insight and representation for our European shareholders," states <person>James Hesketh</person>, President  & CEO.</p>
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    James Hesketh, President and CEO - (303) 278-8464
    Valerie Kimball, Investor Relations - toll free (877) 692-8182


For further information: For further information: James Hesketh, President and CEO, +1-303-278-8464, or Valerie Kimball, Investor Relations, 1-877-692-8182, both of Atna Resources Ltd. Web Site: http://

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