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Bell Copper Enters into Agreement with Castle Resources for Sale of 100% Interest in the Granduc Copper Mine in Stewart, B.C.

Bell CopperTuesday, August 31, 2010

Vancouver, B.C.: Bell Copper Corporation (“Bell Copper” or the “Company”) (TSX-V Symbol: BCU) announces that it has signed a binding letter agreement (“Letter Agreement”) with Castle Resources (“Castle”) to sell its 100% interest in the past producing Granduc Copper Mine located near Stewart, B.C.

The 100% sale of the Granduc Mine to Castle supersedes the previously announced option agreement between the Company and Castle (see press release dated July 19, 2010). Upon closing of the formal agreement to sell a 100% interest in the Granduc Property, the prior option agreement will be considered null and void. To complete the purchase of the Granduc, Castle agrees to pay to Bell Copper a further $2 million (for a total of $4.5 million) and issue a further 2,750,000 Castle common shares (for a total of 3.0 million common shares) on or before December 1, 2010.

About Bell Copper

Bell Copper is a public company with a focus on copper exploration, development and production in North America. The Company has an extensive portfolio of exploration and development projects located in some of North America’s premier copper producing regions including Mexico, the Southwestern US and Northwestern British Columbia.

More information on Bell Copper: www.bellcopper.net

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