KMC Mining Corporation Investment Announcement

March 01, 2008

TriWest Capital Partners of Calgary, Alberta (“TriWest”) is pleased to announce that it has invested in KMC Mining Corporation (“KMC”) in partnership with KMC’s senior management team, Alberta Investment Management Corp. (“AIMCo”), ATB Investment Management Inc. (“ATB Investment Management”) and Kensington Capital Partners Limited (“Kensington”).

KMC has been in business for almost sixty years. For over thirty years, the company’s primary focus has been the open-pit mining sector of the Canadian oil sands. KMC has been involved in a wide range of mining activities, including site preparation, tailings dam, haul road construction, overburden removal, reclamation, crushing, and hauling of ore.