Taseko Changes Fiscal Year End and Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Date

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; AMEX:   TGB)
("Taseko" or the "Company") today announced that it will change its fiscal
year end to December 31st, from its current fiscal year end of September 30th.
    Taseko is making this change to align its fiscal year more closely with
the industry standard. This change will take place immediately with the
October to December quarter bridging into the new calendar year end.
    Taseko will release its fourth quarter results to September 30, 2008
after market close on Thursday, November 6 and will host a conference call on
Friday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. Pacific) to discuss
these results. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 719-9786,
or (719) 325-4796 internationally. A live and archived audio webcast will also
be available at www.tasekomines.com.
    The conference call will be archived for later playback until
November 14, 2008 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 203-1112 in Canada and
the United States, or (719) 457-0820 and using the passcode 4645387.

    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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