Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc.: Appointment of Roger Davey as Non Executive Director



    LONDON, August 16 /CNW/ - Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. ("UME") (TSX
VENTURE:UME) (LSE:UGY) announces that it has appointed Mr. Roger Davey as a
Non Executive Director as of August 14, 2007. Mr Davey is a Chartered Mining
Engineer with over thirty five years of experience in the mining industry.
Roger is a graduate of the Camborne School of Mines, with a Master of Science
degree in Mineral Production Management from Imperial College. He is a
Non-Executive Director of Serabi Mining plc, GoldQuest Mining Corp, and
Alexander Mining.

    Roger is presently an Assistant Director and the Senior Mining Engineer
at N M Rothschild. Prior to this his experience covered the financing,
development and operation of both underground and surface mining operations in
gold and base metals at senior management and Director level in South America,
Africa and the United Kingdom.

    UME Chairman, Tony Shearer, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Roger
to the Board of UME. As part of our respective due diligence on each other,
Roger has already made a great contribution. His practical experience of all
forms of mining is proving invaluable, particularly as we look at ways of
expanding our production."

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

    Editors note: Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. is a gold producer and
exploration company focused on identifying and developing mineral
opportunities in Uruguay. UME is a fully integrated mining company, possessing
the skills necessary to explore and develop its discoveries. The Company
operates the only producing gold mine in Uruguay (San Gregorio), and is also
the leading mineral exploration company in Uruguay having assembled an
exploration portfolio based on gold, base metals (copper, nickel, lead, zinc)
and diamond prospects.

    Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc. is quoted in Canada (TSXV) and London
(AIM) and Collins Stewart Europe Limited is its Nominated Adviser and Broker.

    For further information, please contact




For further information:

For further information: Uruguay Mineral Exploration Inc Tony Shearer,
Chairman: +44 20 7602-1570 tonyshearer@btinternet.com or David Fowler, CEO:
598 2 6016354 urumin@ume.com.uy or Shared Value Ltd Emily Bruning: +44 20 7321
5027 ebruning@sharedvalue.net or Collins Stewart Europe Limited Chris
Rollason: +44 20 7523 8308 crollason@collins-stewart.com

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