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Press Release Source: Tumi Resources Limited

Tumi Resources Commences Initial Drilling Program at Sala, Sweden
Wednesday December 19, 9:00 am ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2007) - Tumi Resources Limited ("Tumi" and/or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM - News; OTCBB:TUMIF - News; FRANKFURT:TUY - News). David Henstridge, President, is pleased to announce the start of a minimum 2,000m core drill program at its wholly-owned Sala property, located in the Bergslagen District, Sweden. A 2,000m contract with an option for an additional 2,000m has been signed with Swedish contractor Drill Skill AB.

The historic Sala mine was Europe's largest silver producer, and records show that it is likely that in excess of 200 million ozs of silver were produced between the 16th and early 20th centuries. Ore with grades of up to 7000g/t Ag has been reported in historic records. In addition, high-grade sphalerite and galena ore was produced in the mid-1900's. The sulphide ore is hosted by a large carbonate body which has been folded and faulted, causing the sulphides to be preferentially located in fold hinges. As suggested by the longitudinal sections of the mine, the ore body of the historic Sala mine is located in the hinge of a tight fold plunging gently NNW. Bonanza-style high grade ore shoots were also found along the axial plane fault of this fold. Today the historic mine is accessible down to the 155m level by tourists (see website www.salasilvergruva.se) where evidence of the practice of breaking rock by means of fire can still be seen.

Located immediately to the east of the historic Sala deposit is the smaller Bronas mine that produced sphalerite-galena ore between 1947 and 1962. The geometry of the Bronas ore body is similar to the Sala deposit as well as a third deposit which surfaces at the Glas mine immediately south of the Sala deposit. As previously reported (see press release dated June 20, 2007), a 1km long drill target has been defined along strike NNW from the Glas mine, and a total of eight drill sites have been located for the first phase of the drilling program.

The qualified person for Tumi's Projects, David Henstridge, a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has visited the Sala project area and has verified the contents of this press release.

On behalf of the Board,

David Henstridge, President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements

This Company Press Release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Frankfurt Deutsche Borse have reviewed the information contained herein, and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

Mariana Bermudez
Tumi Resources Limited
(604) 699-0202
(604) 683-1585 (FAX)
Email: mbermudez@chasemgt.com
Website: www.tumiresources.com

Nick L. Nicolaas
Mining Interactive
Investor Information
(604) 657-4058
Email: nick@mininginteractive.com

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