VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - 02/15/11) - Crosshair Exploration & Mining Corp. (TSX:CXX - News)(AMEX:CXZ - News) ("Crosshair") is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonya Atwal as Chief Financial Officer of Crosshair, effective immediately.Ms. Atwal is a Certified General Accountant. She has been Crosshair's Controller since 2005. Ms. Atwal received her CGA designation from CGA B.C. in February 2008 in addition to completing her BBA degree at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in Accounting and Information technology.The board of directors of Crosshair wish to thank Adam Kniec for his invaluable contributions to Crosshair during his tenure as Chief Financial Officer.About CrosshairCrosshair 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 Project is located in Labrador, Canada and has four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. The Crosshair team is comprised of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with both exploration and mining backgrounds.For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at www.crosshairexploration.com.ON BEHALF OF THE CROSSHAIR BOARDMark J. Morabito, Executive ChairmanCautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking InformationInformation set forth in this news release may involve forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are statements that relate to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "estimate", "expect", and "intend", statements that an action or event "may", "might", "could", "should", or "will" be taken or occur, or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the exploration potential of the Company's properties and the production potential of Bootheel. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following risks: the risks associated with outstanding litigation, if any; risks associated with project development; the need for additional financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral processing; fluctuations in uranium, gold and other commodity prices; title matters; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain officers, directors or promoters with certain other projects; the absence of dividends; competition; dilution; the volatility of our common share price and volume; tax consequences to U.S. shareholders and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in the Risk Factors section in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the financial year ended March 31, 2010 filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements are made based on management's beliefs, estimates and opinions on the date that statements are made and the Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if these beliefs, estimates and opinions or other circumstances should change, except as required by law. Investors are cautioned against attributing undue certainty to forward-looking statements.