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July 08, 2009
Wallbridge Mining Announces the Unexpected Passing of its Chairman, Risto Laamanen

Toronto, Ontario - July 8, 2009 - Wallbridge Mining Company Limited (TSX: WM, FWB: WC7) is sad to announce the unexpected passing of its Chairman and CEO, Risto Laamanen. Risto was one of the founders of Wallbridge Mining in 1996, as well as President of Laamanen Construction Limited and the Chief Executive Officer of Rail-Veyor Technologies Inc.

Risto was a true leader in the Sudbury community. He was active as the Chair of Science North and a former Chair of the Cambrian Foundation and a past Board Member of Cambrian College and Laurentian University.

We at Wallbridge are shocked and greatly saddened by Risto's unexpected and untimely passing. He was dedicated to the success of Wallbridge and a true industry leader in innovation in the mining industry. We will miss him greatly as a friend and colleague. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family at this difficult time.

About Wallbridge Mining

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited's primary focus is the exploration of nickel, copper and platinum group element ("PGE") deposits in the Sudbury area of Ontario. The Sudbury area hosts the world's largest concentration of nickel deposits and is currently the most active mining camp in North America. Major joint venture partners in Sudbury include Vale Inco, Xstrata Nickel, Lonmin Plc and Impala Platinum Holdings Limited. Wallbridge also has a major shareholding in Duluth Metals Limited, which has defined a large copper-nickel-PGE resource in the rapidly emerging Duluth Complex base metal camp in Minnesota. Wallbridge is also exploring a large porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum property in south-western British Columbia and has interests in copper-zinc and gold properties in north-eastern Ontario.

For Further Information
Please contact:

Wallbridge Mining Company Limited
Alar Soever, President
Tel: (705) 682-9297
Email: [email protected]

Mara Strazdins, Vice-President, Investor Relations
Tel: (416) 710-0646
Email: [email protected]