October 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM EDT
Apella Expands With New Ontario Vanadium-Iron-Titanium Discovery

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2011) - Apella Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:APA)(OTCQX:APAFF)(FRANKFURT:NWN), is pleased to report the acquisition of a strategic new Canadian Vanadium-Iron-Titanium discovery situated near Timmins, Ontario. Apella's geology team have assessed the merits of the mineralization and setting of the Game Changer Project for its potential to mirror the already established merits of Apella's 100% owned Lac Dore, Lac Dore North and Iron-T deposits. Upon conclusion of the assessment, Dr. Derosier, P.Geo delivered his favourable conclusions to management and recommended the acquisition.

Apella's new Game-Changer Vanadium-Iron-Titanium Project was discovered by the prospecting team of R. Laviolette and G. Dumoulin while prospecting the Timmins region in May of 2011. The Game Changer is an assemblage of mineral claims which provide two distinct mineralized zones, each presenting excellent potential to host economic Vanadium-Iron-Titanium deposits. The two zones will be designated as the West Structure and East Structure for future reference.

The West Structure covers a 2 km long E-W oriented gabbro sill, which can be clearly delineated by the most recent airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey carried out by the Ontario Geological Survey. The gabbro sill produces a very strong magnetic anomaly which is 300-400 m wide. In the field, the gabbro sill appears as a succession of elongated rounded hills with numerous outcrops of mineralization.

The Eastern Structure covers a NW-SE oriented magnetic anomaly which also corresponds to a 3 km long gabbro sill which is very similar to the sill of the Western Structure. Both are thought to be originating from the same magmatic event and they are now separated by one or several tectonic events.

The mineralization observed on-site during Dr. Derosier's due diligence procedure and subsequent study is very similar to the newly discovered Northwestern Zone situated on Apella's Iron-T Vanadium-Iron-Titanium Project just across the Quebec-Ontario border. Apella's Iron-T Project is part of the Bell River Complex which a large, layered intrusion of Archean age in Quebec's well-established Matagami mining camp. The Bell River Complex has been divided into three main zones: 1) the Basal Anorthosite Zone, 2) a layered Gabbro Zone, and 3) a zone consisting of apophyse and subsidiary intrusions (Granophyre/ Border Zone). On the Game Changer Project the basal anorthosite as well as the Border Zone have not yet been observed but could well exist.

The layered gabbro zone was observed and sampled during the due diligence carried out. This zone consisted of layers of disseminated to semi massive Fe-Ti V oxide rich gabbro and leucogabbro; as well as minor anorthosite and pyroxenite altered in amphibolite. Vanadium mineralization of the Egan Complex occurs within the Fe-Ti oxide rich horizons in the layered ferrogabbro zone of the upper part of the Complex. This horizon is well defined in the aeromagnetic survey maps by its high magnetic susceptibility.

Twelve grab samples were taken at different locations along the gabbro sill, by the prospector. Dr. C. Derosier, P.Geo and Apella's project QP took a further five grab samples. Two of Dr. Derosier's samples were taken on the same occurrences as the prospector's first samples, and three were taken at different locations. Results of the grab samples are listed as follows:

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Prospector Grab Samples

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Sample Number Fe2O3 % TiO2 V2O5 V2O5Eq

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RL-01 28.22 % 3.91 % 0.34 % 0.56 %

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RL-02 38.11 % 6.45 % 0.51 % 0.81 %

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RL-03 20.09 % 2.26 % 0.18 % 0.33 %

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RL-06 21.74 % 2.53 % 0.29 % 0.46 %

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RL-07 30.93 % 4.73 % 0.49 % 0.51 %

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RL-09 23.69 % 2.96 % 0.25 % 0.44 %

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RL-10 49.79 % 8.68 % 0.76 % 1.15 %

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RL-11 41.02 % 6.33 % 0.05 % 0.37 %

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RL-12 22.74 % 2.80 % 0.03 % 0.21 %

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RL-13 38.86 % 6.17 % 0.02 % 0.32 %

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RL-14 21.55 % 2.38 % 0.02 % 0.19 %

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RL-15 22.79 % 2.45 % 0.02 % 0.20 %

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Samples above, taken from Apella's new Game Changer Project were assayed by the XRF method at Activation Laboratories Ltd., located in Timmins, Ontario.

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Dr. C. Derosier, P.Geo, QP Due Diligence Samples

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Sample Number Fe2O3% TiO2% V2O5% V2O5Eq %

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171290 TBA TBA 0.27 % 0.48 %

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171291 TBA TBA 0.39 % 0.70 %

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171292 TBA TBA 0.20 % 0.36 %

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171293 TBA TBA 0.30 % 0.54 %

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171294 TBA TBA 0.15 % 0.27 %

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Results for the other oxides ("TBA") have not been yet received and will be factored in at a later date, once available. Apella's samples are assayed by ALS-Chemex Ltd. in North Vancouver using the XRF method and ICP method for the other elements.

Apella's Iron-T deposit and this new Egan Complex discovery similarly hold a non-negligible portion of Magnetite and Titanium di-oxides. It is consequently important to determine the dollar value per tonne of the oxide contained in the mineralized zones as well as the cut-off grade. This cut-off grade is expressed as a percentage.

Note: In order to be consistent with the previous results released since 2010 for its Iron-T Project, Apella used the same metal prices for the Vanadium, Titanium and Iron as of June 14, 2010. Those prices are as follows:

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-- Fe = 182 US$ per metric tonne (0.182 US$/kg);

-- TiO2 = 90 US$ per metric tonne (0.09 US$/kg);

-- V2O5 = 14,000 US$ per metric tonne (14 US$/kg).

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The recovery of the oxides is also taken in account: Fe= 65%, TiO2= 65% and V2O5 = 75%, which give the following unitary prices: Fe= 118 US$/tonne, TiO2 = 59 US$/tonne and V2O5 = 105 US$/tonne.

Applying a factor equal to 1 to V2O5, factors of Fe and TiO2 are respectively 0.011 and 0.006.

The V2O5Eq is calculated using the following formula:

V2O5Eq = V2O5 + 0.011xFe+0.006xTiO2 = %

The Iron-T cut-off was estimated by SGS Geostat to 0.48% V2O5Eq which corresponds to a mining and milling cost totaling US$ 50.00. Consequently, all values above 0.48% V2O5Eq are considered as economic intersections or values.

Although the results are not complete, we already can see that the two grab samplings return almost the same V2O5 values, especially where twin samples were taken. Assays look very similar to those obtained by Apella on its 100% owned Iron-T Project during the last drilling program and more particularly on its newly discovered NW-SE Zone.

This press release has been reviewed by Dr. Christian Derosier, P. Geo., Consulting Geologist and Qualified Person for the Iron-T project under National Instrument 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF APELLA RESOURCES INC.

Patrick D. O'Brien, ICD.D - Chairman

S.E.C. Exemption 12(g) 3-2(b) File No. 82-3822, Standard & Poors Listed, Dun & Bradstreet Listed.

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