Pierre Carrier to join Stelmine Canada as Director for hydrocarbons exploration activities

    LAVAL, QC, June 25 /CNW/ - Stelmine Canada Ltd. ("Stelmine") (TSX:STH) is
proud to announce the nomination of Mr. Pierre Carrier as member of the board
of directors of the company. The nomination of Mr. Carrier to the board of
Stelmine is part of the new exploration strategies to diversify activities
from exclusively mining to partly hydrocarbons exploration.
    Mr. Carrier is presently President and CEO of Opsens Inc (TSX-OPS) a well
esteemed company listed on the TSX Venture involved in reservoir optimisation
and surveillance using innovative fiber optic sensing solutions for the oil
and gas industry. The company market a high temperature and pressure sensor
used in the Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) recovery technology in
Alberta's oil sands projects. He is also member of the Society of Petroleum
    Prior to his involvement in Opsens inc, Mr. Carrier served as President
and Chief Executive Officer of Roctest Ltd, a company involved in the
manufacture of instruments used in civil engineering projects. While with
Roctest, Mr. Carrier carried out several acquisitions of businesses, including
Nortech GSI inc, FISO Technologies and Kromafibre inc.
    As a reminder, Stelmine Canada Ltd purchased 100% interest in a mining
license covering 34,000 hectares in Gaspesia hydrocarbons area as reported by
the company press release dated June 10, 2008.

    The management of the company is very pleased to welcome Mr. Carrier as
part of Stelmine team.

    Michel Lemay (President and CEO of Stelmine Canada) reports:

    "We are convinced that Mr. Carrier wide experience and knowledge related
to gas and oil producers will provide a diversified and strategic view on
opportunities for the future of Stelmine."

    The company has granted to Mr. Carrier 150,000 options at the exercise
price of 0.54 $ for a period of 5 years.

    Stelmine Canada Ltd is a junior mining exploration company newly listed
on the TSX Venture Exchange under the Symbol STH with 9,210,100 shares issued.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.

For further information:

For further information: Mr. Michel Lemay, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (514) 866-6299

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