VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 22, 2011) - Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (TSX:CXX)(NYSE Amex:CXZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Ludwig as Chief Operating Officer (U.S.) and Mr. Horace H. "Bevo" Beaven as Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Mr. Ludwig, PE, MBA, has a Mining Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from Regis University. Prior to joining Crosshair, he was the Vice President of Operations of Neutron Energy. From 2005 to 2008 he was employed by Hecla Mining Company as a Senior Mining Engineer/Project Manager and later as Manager of Corporate Development. From 1984 until 2005 he worked in various positions with BHP Billiton including as a Senior Project and Mining Engineer. Mr. Ludwig will be responsible for managing the operations at Crosshair's uranium properties located in the United States and he will be based in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Beaven has a BA in Journalism/Public Relations and Advertising from the University of Alabama and has held leadership positions providing marketing communications, public relations and investor relations services for national and international organizations. He has twelve years experience as an investor relations executive. He has conceived, planned and managed investor relations programs for dozens of public companies as Vice President and Senior Vice President at two respected national investor relations/public relations agencies—Metzger Associates Public Relations and CTA Integrated Communications and most recently as an independent public relations and corporate communications consultant. He has experience in raising equity financing, institutional investor and research analyst contacts, access to M&A opportunities, connections and access to major U.S. media outlets, experience managing financial road shows and general experience in performing IR functions for NYSE, NYSE AMEX, Nasdaq and TSX listed companies. Mr. Beaven will be responsible for investor and public relations for Crosshair, with a focus on the United States.

Crosshair has granted Mr. Ludwig, under the terms of its stock option plan, options to purchase up to 400,000 common shares at a price of $0.67 per share. Crosshair has also granted Mr. Beaven options to purchase up to 250,000 common shares at a price of $0.67 per share. The options are subject to vesting over a two year period and have an expiry date of July 20, 2016.

About Crosshair

Crosshair is a prominent player in the exploration and development of uranium, vanadium and gold in the US and Canada. Its flagship projects, Bootheel and Juniper Ridge, are both located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming. Bootheel has exceeded the minimum mining threshold and with its in-situ mining potential, is designed for near term production. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Projects are located in Labrador, Canada and have four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. Drilling programs are planned or underway for all these projects this summer. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.

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Contact Information:

Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp.
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