Next Gen Metals announces proposed changes to its Board of Directors

    Trading Symbols:
    CNSX: N
    Germany: WKN A0HHDC/
    ISIN CA65338Y1016

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - The Company wishes to announce that at the
Company's forthcoming annual general meeting ("AGM") scheduled for September
23, 2009, the current directors: Messrs. Andrew von Kursell, Rafael Pinedo and
Mr. Dieter Peter, will not stand for re-election. Mr. Dieter Peter is also
currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
    Messrs. Harry Barr, Spiros Cacos, Kevin Lawrence, Paul G. Reinhart and
Ms. Linda Holmes will be standing for election at this AGM. Their full
information is disclosed in the Company's information circular which will be
mailed to shareholders on August 27, 2009. As announced on August 20, 2009,
Ms. Holmes and Mr. Cacos have been appointed to the Board.
    Mr. Barr has been the President and Director of Fire River Gold Corp.
since 1997 and is also the CEO of Fire River Gold Corp. He previously served,
at various times, as Director, President, CEO and Chairman of CanAlaska
Uranium Ltd., President, CEO, Chairman and Director of Freegold Ventures
Limited, President, CEO, Chairman and Director of El Nino Ventures Inc. Mr.
Lawrence is a Director of Fire River Gold Corp. and is a Business Coach and
President of SGI Synergy Group Inc.

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For further information:

For further information: Dieter Peter, President & CEO, Telephone: (604)
669-2414; Pamela Keck, Investor Relations Coordinator, Telephone (dir): (604)

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