Alma Resources Ltd.

Alma Closes Acquisition of Promotora Minera Dialex S.A. de C.V. and First Tranche of Private Placement

    Vancouver, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Alma Resources Ltd. (TSX-V/NEX: "ALV.H") ("Alma" or "the Company") is  pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of Promotora Minera Dialex S.A. de C.V. ("Dialex"), a private Mexican company, pursuant to a  Securities Purchase Agreement dated March 17, 2006. Dialex's portfolio of  properties consists of 12 exploration concessions near Cosala and Culiacan in Mexico. The two main properties are the La Seca (Los Tacotes - gold & silver)  and Barreteros (silver & copper) properties.

    Pursuant to the agreement, Alma has acquired all of the 4,093,600 issued shares of Dialex in exchange for the issuance of an aggregate of 4, 093,600 common shares of Alma to the existing shareholders of Dialex. In  addition, the holders of 1,093,000 existing warrants to purchase additional  Dialex shares have received warrants to purchase the equivalent number of  Alma common shares, exercisable at a price of US$1.00 for a period 1  year expiring August 17, 2007.

    In addition, the existing shareholders of Dialex will be entitled to  receive a royalty equal to twenty percent of net profits with respect to  any iron ore production from the "La Gloria" property if, when and for so  long as any production therefrom exceeds 25,000 tonnes per day at a royalty  of US$3.00 per ton mined and paid to Alma.

    Private Placement


    The Company also announces the concurrent closing of its first tranche  of a non-brokered private placement of 6,923,441 units at a price of US$0.70  per unit for gross proceeds of US$4,846,409. Each unit consists of one common  share and one-half share purchase warrant of the Company. Each whole  warrant entitles the holder, on exercise, to purchase one additional common  share of the Company at a price of US$1.00 at any time until the close of  business on the day which is one year from the date of issue of the warrant . The securities issued are subject to a four month hold period expiring December 17, 2006. The Company may, at its option, require the exercise of  the warrants within a period of 30 days if the Company's common shares  close at or above US$2.00 for 10 consecutive trading days and, if the  Company exercises such option, the warrants will, if not exercised,  expire at the end of such 30 day period.

    The Company paid an aggregate of US$290,153 and issued 70,140 common  shares as finders' fees on a portion of the private placement.

    The proceeds from the private placement will be used for general working capital and to fund property payments on, and exploration and development of, the Dialex properties and to fund a reserve for future  property acquisitions through Dialex.

    Graduation from NEX TO Tier 2 of the TSX Venture Exchange


    The Company's shares will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange  ("TSX-V") at the opening on August 17, 2006 under the symbol "ALV". As a  result of this graduation, there will be no further trading on the  Company's shares under the symbol ALV.H on the NEX after August 16, 2006,  and its shares will be delisted from the NEX at the commencement of  trading on the TSX-V.

    Grant of Incentive Stock Options


    The Company granted an aggregate of 1,020,000 stock options to employees, consultants and a director of the Company at a price of US$0.70 per share, expiring five years from date of grant.


    (signed) "Lawrence Talbot"

    Lawrence W. Talbot

    CEO and Director

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release, which has been prepared by management.

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