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June 16, 2009 - Vancouver, British Columbia. Appleton Exploration Inc. (AEX - TSX.V) reports that Karl Kottmeier has stepped down as a director of the Company.   The Board of Directors would like to thank him for his services to the Company.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

"R. Tim Henneberry"

R.Tim Henneberry, P.Geo.,

President and CEO

For further information, please contact:

For Investor Relations Information contact:

Tim Henneberry:  (604) 694-0741

Contact Financial Corp.

604.689.7422 Toll Free 1.877.689.7411

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