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VANE Appoints Westwind Partners as Joint Broker

28-September-2007

VANE Minerals plc ('VANE' or 'The Company') has appointed Westwind Partners (UK) Limited ('Westwind') as joint broker with Ambrian Partners with immediate effect.

The appointment comes following a strategic review of the business, in which the board considered options that would best accelerate value creation and maximise shareholder benefit from its uranium portfolio. As well as focusing on the UK market, Westwind, with its strong presence in Canada, will broaden VANE's exposure in North American markets and with North American institutions. This is particularly important given the geographic locations of VANE's assets, which are, at present, located in the US in Northern Arizona, Utah and also Mexico and Paraguay.