Royal Roads regains 100% ownership of its Burtons Pond gold property, Newfoundland

    Trading Symbol: RRO - TSX-V
    Shares Outstanding: 112,127,490

    HALIFAX, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Royal Roads Corp. (RRO-TSX-V) ("Royal Roads") is
pleased to announce that the Burtons Pond gold property ("Property") ownership
has reverted back 100% to Royal Roads. In December 2004 Buchans River Ltd.
("Buchans") entered into a joint venture agreement which would enable Prominex
Resource Corp. ("Prominex") to earn a 70% interest in the Property by
fulfilling certain obligations. Under the terms of the agreement, Prominex was
required to make cash payments totaling $35,000, issue common shares totaling
400,000, and incur exploration expenditures totaling $625,000 over a four year
period. All cash payments and share issuances were made, however Prominex did
not fulfill the required exploration expenditures. The Property was acquired
by Royal Roads through the amalgamation with Buchans River in July 2008.
    Management is reviewing the Property's gold potential and gold
exploration in the region by other companies with the view to formulating a go
forward plan for the Property.

    Burtons Pond Property

    The Burtons Pond gold property is located in the historic Betts Cove area
of north-central Newfoundland and Labrador covering 7.25 km(2) (725 hectares).
The Property covers a portion of the Betts Cove Ophiolite Complex, an
Ordovician mafic-ultramafic suite and is host to the Burtons Pond Prospect, a
gold-copper-rich, quartz-calcite stockwork vein system. Gold potential of the
Property is highlighted by assays of up to 10.2 grams per tonne gold, 15.2
grams per tonne silver and 1.64% copper over 3.0 metres in drill core reported
by previous operators in the 1980s.
    The Betts Cove Ophiolite Complex hosts two historical, former-producing,
massive sulphide deposits at Tilt Cove and Betts Cove, as well as the former
Nugget Pond gold mine which operated between 1997 and 2001. The Tilt Cove mine
produced 8,160,000 tonnes of ore grading 1 to 12% copper, including 42,425
ounces of gold. The Betts Cove mine produced approximately 118,500 tonnes of
ore averaging about 10% copper. The former Nugget Pond Mine, located 7
kilometres to the northeast, produced approximately 489,000 tonnes of ore
containing approximately 168,700 ounces of gold, for an average production
grade of 10.74 grams per tonne.

    Qualified Person

    Paul Moore, M.Sc., P.Geo., (NL), Royal Roads' Vice President of
Exploration, is acting as Qualified Person in compliance with National
Instrument 43-101 with respect to this release and has reviewed the contents
for accuracy.

    About Royal Roads

    Royal Roads is a resource company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
and is focused on exploring and developing base metal properties in the famous
Buchans and Victoria Lake mining camps in central Newfoundland and Labrador,
Canada. Royal Roads controls mineral properties totaling 33,700 hectares,
including the historic Buchans mines, the Lundberg deposit in the Buchans camp
and the Daniels Pond deposit in the Victoria Lake camp. The Company also has
joint venture interests on various Newfoundland mineral properties with
Prominex Resource Corp., Playfair Mining Ltd., Benton Resources Corp., and
Golden Dory Resources Ltd. Royal Roads is 29.18% controlled by Acadian Mining
Corporation, a Halifax based resource company developing gold and base metal
properties, including the Scotia Mine (lead and zinc) in Nova Scotia.

    Forward Looking Statements

    Certain information regarding Royal Roads contained herein may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
Forward-looking statements may include estimates, plans, expectations,
opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not
statements of fact. Although Royal Roads believes that the expectations
reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no
assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The Company
cautions that actual performance will be affected by a number of factors, many
of which are beyond Royal Roads' control, and that future events and results
may vary substantially from what both companies currently foresee. Royal
Roads' forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by
this cautionary statement.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.
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For further information:

For further information: Will Felderhof, President & CEO of Royal Roads,; David Felderhof, Vice-President of Royal Roads,, (902) 444-3637

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