Oromonte Appoints Explorationist to Board

    CALGARY, March 2 /CNW/ - Oromonte Resources Inc. (ORR:TSX-V; OF6:FRA) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian explorationist and South
American mining consultant, Dale Schultz M.Sc., P. Geo., to its Board of
Directors. Mr. Schultz' appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
    "Over the past months we have laid the groundwork for an exciting year of
exploration activity. Oromonte Resources is strengthening its Board today by
having Dale's Canadian and Ecuadorean mining expertise around the Board
table," noted Oromonte Chairman, Daryl Fridhandler, Q.C.
    Mr. Schultz is a registered Professional Geoscientist in Manitoba and
Saskatchewan, and is the active Qualified Person (QP) for Solex Resources
Pilunani/Macusani Projects in Peru, Channel Resources El Mozo Project in
Central Ecuador, and Avalanche Networks "E" project in Northern Ecuador.
    In addition to his academic qualifications, Mr. Schultz has over 17 years
of experience in the mining and exploration industry in North and South
America, as a geologist working for companies such as Echo Bay, Noranda,
Claude Resources, Helmo Gold, Battle Mountain, and Kinross. Mr. Schultz has
been involved with mining operations from the initial exploration stages
through to underground and open pit mine production.
    As a Senior Consultant with Aurelian Resources and Linear Gold Corp., Mr.
Schultz was the lead geologist for the resources estimation programs for
Aurelian's Bonza-Penas deposit in Ecuador and Linear's Campamento deposit in
Chiapas, Mexico.
    Mr. Schultz is founder, Director, and Chief Consultant of Buscore
Consulting. Buscore is a Quito, Ecuador based geological services provider. In
addition, Mr. Schultz is a founder and former Exploration Manager and Director
of Atlas Minerals Inc. Atlas Minerals controls the Tres-Chorreras polymetallic
(Mo-Cu-Au) deposit in South Central Ecuador.
    Mr. Schultz has been granted 100,000 options priced at $0.41, with an
expiry date of five years from the date of grant.

    About Oromonte:

    Oromonte Resources Inc. operates in Ecuador through its wholly-owned
subsidiary Ecuaoro Resources S.A. Oromonte has recently reactivated
exploratory gold production at its Gold Star mine, Nambija property. In
addition, the Company is developing and implementing exploration programs to
identify drilling targets for its projects at the Pangui, Virgen del Cisne and
Chimbuza properties in Ecuador.
    The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORR and
on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol OF6.
    The Company's website is currently under revision and re-construction.
When reactivated, you can visit the Company's website at:
www.oromonteresourcesinc.com for further information.

    Cautionary Statement:

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed, and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of, this release.

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
has approved nor disapproved the information contained herein. The News
Release includes certain "forward looking statements". All statements other
than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including,
without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and
reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of Oromonte,
are forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. There can
be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from Oromonte's expectations are exploration risks detailed from
time to time in the filings made by Oromonte with securities regulations.

For further information:

For further information: Bruce Cottingham, CEO, Oromonte Resources Inc.,
Suite 525, 101- 6th Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 3P4, Tel: (403)
262-1816, Fax: (403) 262-1826

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