Taseko Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; AMEX:   TGB)
("Taseko" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr.
Peter Mitchell as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective
September 15, 2008.
    Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a BA
in Economics as well as the MBA program of the University of British Columbia.
Mr. Mitchell is a Chartered Accountant and has worked as Senior Vice President
and CFO of Crown Packaging Ltd., as well as Vice Chairman and CFO of Von
Hoffmann Corporation of Saint Louis, Missouri. More recently, Mr. Mitchell has
held leadership roles in the for-profit education sector as President of
Florida Career College based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and prior to that, as
President and CEO of Vatterott Education Centers, Inc. in Saint Louis,
    Over the past decade, Mr. Mitchell has been extensively involved in
leading and managing growth in private equity portfolio companies through
acquisitions, integrations and greenfield initiatives as well as all related
financing activities.

    Russell Hallbauer
    President and CEO

       No regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy
                         or accuracy of this release.

For further information:

For further information: on Taseko and its properties, please visit the
Company's website at www.tasekomines.com or contact Investor Services at (604)
684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114

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