Oromonte President reports favourably from Ecuador

    NELSON, BC, Dec. 12 /CNW/ - Oromonte Resources Inc. (ORR:TSX-V; OF6:FRA)
is encouraged by recent actions and comments made by President Correa and
other officials regarding Ecuador's intentions to enable a responsible modern
mining industry along with the related foreign investment.
    Oromonte President, Burkhard Franz, who is currently in Ecuador reports
that "Many mining personnel are very positive here and are now seeing the
possibility of light at the end of the tunnel. We are hopeful that our
Company's quest for mining policy clarity and legislative certainty will be
resolved early in the New Year enabling officials to move forward with the
current backlog in environmental permit applications. Our management and
industry people here are very encouraged by recent events."
    The recently convened and government party majority Constitutional
Assembly is now engaged in establishing the mechanisms to move forward with
the government's legislative agenda in the New Year, including mining
legislation. The government's costly social development program will rely
heavily on the country's natural resources in the future. As reported in
Ecuador Mining News 11/26/07, President Correa states "he will welcome mining
if firms respect workers, communities, the state and the environment." As
well, the article notes President Correa's statement about how the "future of
this country might be mining...." It notes that "Correa's requirements for
international mining entrepreneurs are nothing new." The Ecuador Mining News
further explains that "Most of the international mining firms are currently
running ambitious medical and educational programs in the communities, while
patiently waiting for the government to introduce royalties, a tax they are
accustomed to paying anyway."
    Oromonte Resources finds the Ecuadorean President's statements
encouraging and consistent with its responsible approach to exploration. It is
Oromonte's policy to ensure local communities are familiar with its projects
and modern mining methods, have an opportunity for input through community
consultations, and support the exploration activities that can ultimately
provide social and economic benefits to them while protecting their

    About Oromonte

    Oromonte Resources Inc. is a mineral exploration company engaged in the
acquisition, development and exploration of mining properties in Ecuador. The
Company has acquired 100% owned mining concessions consisting of three
consolidated properties namely: Chimbuza Property, Pangui Property, and Virgen
del Cisne Property. The related projects are in early stage development with
environmental studies and/or exploration programs currently being implemented
to identify drilling targets. The Company trades common shares and warrants on
the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ORR and common shares on the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol OF6.
    For further information you can visit the Company's website at:

    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 206, 507 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, V1L 4J2, Tel:
(250) 352-9923, Fax: (250) 352-9926

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