Blaine, WA: Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announces that on June 12, 2008 the Company granted, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, 700,000 stock options to directors of Tamerlane.  The stock options are exercisable into common shares of Tamerlane at an exercise price of C$0.70 per share for a period of five years.  Tamerlane’s common shares closed at C$0.66 on the TSX Venture Exchange on June 11, 2008.  The options granted are part of an annual grant that make up the key component of directors’ annual compensation.

Tamerlane has 46,143,730 common shares issued and outstanding.  Under the terms of the Company’s “rolling” Incentive Stock Option Plan a maximum of 4,614,373 shares are available to be issued pursuant to the exercise of options at this time.  Including this grant of 700,000 options, a total of 3,582,500 shares have been reserved for issuance pursuant to outstanding option grants.  A further 1,031,873 shares are available for issuance pursuant to future option grants at this time.

“Ross F. Burns”
President & CEO

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Brent Jones, Manager of Investor Relations
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