Hinterland Metals Inc.

Hinterland Metals Inc.

September 16, 2009 08:30 ET

Hinterland Drilling Lockout Gold Project, Quebec

VAL D'OR, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - Hinterland Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HMI) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced on the Lockout property located 100km due west of Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Quebec. The property is situated in the Barry-Urban Greenstone Belt approximately 4km west of Noront Resources Ltd.'s Windfall Lake Project and 8km north of Metanor Resources Inc. Barry open pit gold mine. The current program is testing new geophysical targets and following up positive results obtained by Hinterland in 2007 where gold values up to 4.9g/t were intersected in four of five holes drilled. The gold mineralization is found along the contact between mafic volcanic rocks and a graphitic unit and appears to be related to porphyry dykes injected adjacent to the contact.

The analytical results referred to in this release were determined at Bourlamaque Assay Laboratories ("Bourlamaque") in Val d'Or, Quebec by fire assay, atomic absorption technique for gold. Bourlamaque is not accredited but it is independent of HMI, maintains an internal quality control program and participates annually in CANMET round-robin proficiency testing. Also, HMI inserts blanks, standards and duplicates according to an independently designed and monitored QAQC program. Mark Fekete, P.Geo is the designated "qualified person" as defined in Section 1.2 in and for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 responsible for the preparation of this release.

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This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in the Company's periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by the Company from time to time with securities regulators. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of an unanticipated event.

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