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Aldridge grants stock options


Vancouver, British Columbia – December 22, 2008: Dr. Hikmet Akin, President of Aldridge Minerals Inc. (“Aldridge” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Aldridge has granted a total of 215,000 stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company at a price of $2.04 per option for a period of five years. The options are granted pursuant to the terms of Aldridge’s Stock Option Plan and any common shares issued are subject to a four month hold period in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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.

Aldridge has also identified several prospective nickel and uranium opportunities in Turkey and has amassed a large nickel and uranium property position in Turkey, where a systematic exploration program has commenced.

Aldridge Minerals Inc.


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.

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