Messina Minerals Inc.

Messina Minerals Inc.

January 25, 2007 09:30 ET

Messina Minerals ("MMI") Graduates to Tier 1 Issuer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 24, 2007) - The TSX Venture Exchange has graduated Messina Minerals Inc. ("MMI") (TSX VENTURE:MMI) to a Tier 1 issuer. As defined in TSX Venture Exchange Policy 2.1, Tier 1 is "reserved for the Exchange's most advanced Issuers with the most significant financial resources". The advancement to Tier 1 status reflects Messina's on-going corporate goal of raising the public visibility of the Company for the benefit of our shareholders.

Messina Minerals Inc. is exploring for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide deposits in central Newfoundland, Canada in a region known historically for its zinc resources and where the Company has made new massive sulphide discoveries including "Boomerang".

Messina's Boomerang zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold discovery is the subject of a resource estimate being prepared by Snowden Mining Industry Consultants Inc. (news release December 16, 2006) and also preliminary mineralogical and metallurgical testwork being conducted by SGS Lakefield Research (news release January 23, 2007).

Drilling is currently underway testing the Domino and Hurricane zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide discoveries adjacent to Boomerang (news release January 16, 2007) as part of a larger exploration program in 2007 testing massive sulphide targets throughout Messina's extensive 323 square kilometer central Newfoundland properties.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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