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Aldridge appoints Chairman of the Board


Vancouver, British Columbia – December 9, 2008: Dr. Hikmet Akin, President of Aldridge Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce that Charles M. Raymond has been appointed as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Raymond joined the Board in February, 2008 and has many years of experience with public and private companies, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Rainy River Resources Ltd.

About Aldridge Minerals
Aldridge Minerals Inc. is wholly focused on mineral opportunities in Turkey where the Company is conducting an ambitious exploration and development program at its flagship Yenipazar polymetallic VMS project. The updated resource calculation (see news release dated September 15, 2008) is to be followed by a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”). The PEA is subject to the progress in data compilation for open pit and plant construction, and in metallurgical testing.

Aldridge has also identified several prospective nickel and uranium opportunities in Turkey.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


President and Director

Forward-Looking Statements:

The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections.

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