Alturas Minerals Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - Alturas Minerals Corp. (the "Company" or "Alturas") (TSX VENTURE:ALT)(BVLAC:ALT) announces that its annual general meeting of shareholders was held on June 17, 2010.

Shareholders elected Augusto Baertl, Miguel Cardozo, Roland Eschle, Walter Henry, Paul Pearson and Kathleen Skerrett as directors.

Ms. Skerrett is a new addition to the board and is corporate counsel for Alturas. Ms Skerrett is a partner with the law firm of Gardiner Roberts LLP in Toronto. She has been practicing in the fields of corporate and securities law since being called to the bar in the Province of Ontario in 1996 with a focus on junior resource companies.

Shareholders also approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the auditors of the Corporation for the coming year and ratified the Corporation's stock option plan.

About Alturas Minerals Corp.

Alturas is a Canadian corporation, and is the parent of Alturas Minerals S.A. ("Alturas Peru") and Alturas Minerals Chile Ltda ("Alturas Chile"). Alturas' exploration strategy is focused on the discovery of large epithermal gold mineralized deposits and copper-gold porphyry/skarn deposits in Peru and Chile.

Alturas Peru has been actively exploring various mineral projects in Peru since January 2004. Alturas' properties include four drill-ready mineral exploration projects located in central and southern Peru, which includes the Chapi Chapi-Utupara Copper-Gold Project, the Sombrero Copper-Gold Project, the Ccaccapaqui Gold-Silver Project and the Huajoto Gold-Silver-Zinc Project. In addition, Alturas Peru has interests in four other exploration projects in Peru.

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Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements", which are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Investors are cautioned that such statements are not guarantees of future performance and results. Risks and uncertainties about the Company's business are more fully discussed in the Company's disclosure documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities authorities.

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