Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #09-064
March 16, 2009

Yukon Government Congratulates Eagle Plains Resources Ltd.

WHITEHORSE– Yukon government’s Department of Economic Development congratulates Eagle Plains Resources Ltd. and Prize Mining Corp. on the recent signing of a letter of intent to form a joint venture. The two companies will work to advance exploration and production at the Yellowjacket zone on Prize’s Atlin Gold property.

“The joint venture is an excellent opportunity for both companies,” said Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon. “We have been happy to support Eagle Plains over the past several years and are very pleased to see them expanding, and we now look forward to the project bringing economic benefit to Yukon.”

The department has funded Eagle Plains Resources over $22,000 through the Enterprise Trade Fund (ETF). This financial support has helped the company travel to a variety of trade shows and investment attraction opportunities, such as Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver, B.C., and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference in Toronto, Ont.

The ETF stimulates and supports the growth of Yukon business activity through market penetration and expansion and business development. Under this fund, eligible Yukon businesses involved in export related operations may receive assistance to:

• open new markets,
• develop and expand existing markets, and,
• undertake and implement projects that grow and develop business activities while not creating unfair competition within the local Yukon market.

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Emily Younker 
Cabinet Communications
Sunny Patch
Communications, Economic Development