TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX:AMC)(OTCQX:AXSMF) ("Alexis" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Sylvain Lehoux to the position of Vice President, Quebec Operations.

Prior to joining Alexis, Mr. Sylvain Lehoux held the position of Mine Manager at the Kiena Mine in Val d'Or, Quebec. Under his supervision, the operation achieved an important milestone of over one million hours with no lost-time injury. Mr. Lehoux is a mine technician by training and began his career at Selbaie Mines near Joutel, Quebec, where he worked in geology, at the concentrator and then eventually underground.

When the Kiena Mine was owned and operated by Placer Dome, Mr. Lehoux, worked as a miner and technician. Mr. Lehoux acquired solid experience in the forest products sector at Domtar and Quebecor, where he worked as a mill manager and was responsible for the implementation of Kaizen improvement methods. This varied hands-on experience has been a key aspect of Mr. Lehoux's success. Mr. Lehoux is also past President of 'Semaine Miniere' within the CIM. His focus has been health and safety, the development of human resources, training and communications.

"Our near term focus will be on the re-establishment of a sound operating base at our Lac Herbin property", stated Mr. Francois Perron, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, "Mr. Lehoux's addition to the team underscores our belief in the potential at Lac Herbin and of our overall asset base in the Abitibi".

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian publicly traded mining company concentrating on exploration and mine development. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "AMC", and trades in the United States on the Over the Counter QX International ("OTCQX") platform under the symbol "AXSMF". The Company's focus is to grow through exploration, development and acquisition of mineral properties and directly and indirectly, through joint ventures. Alexis is now in its second full year as a junior gold-producing company. The Company holds a dominant property position (over 1,050 km2) in three of Canada's richest mining camps: Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda, in the Abitibi District of Québec, Canada, historically the 3rd richest gold producing region in the world; and Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Alexis undertakes exploration across these properties searching for new world class discoveries, while maintaining a focus on growing Alexis to become a mid-tier gold producer. 

Forward-looking information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the impact of this appointment on the Company, the timing and amount of future production, and the future financial or operating performance of Alexis and its projects. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of the Company, which is available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Contact Information: Alexis Minerals Corporation
Francois Perron
President and CEO
(416) 309-2952
Alexis Minerals Corporation
Louis Baribeau
Public Relations
(416) 861-5905 / (514) 667-2304 or Toll free: 877-717-3027