New Millennium Capital Corp.
TSX VENTURE : NML

New Millennium Capital Corp.

February 16, 2010 09:00 ET

New Millennium Capital Corp. Announces Signing of Port Commercial Agreement for Its Direct Shipping (DSO) Iron Ore Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 16, 2010) - New Millennium Capital Corp. ("NML" or "the Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:NML) announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Sept-Iles Port Authority ("SIPA") for the shipment of iron ore products from its DSO properties over the SIPA owned dock at Pointe Noire (Sept-Iles), Quebec. The Port of Sept-Iles operates year round and is the largest shipper of iron ore products in North America.

The agreement ensures that New Millennium will have the right to export its products over the SIPA owned dock at Sept-Iles at competitive and established long term wharfage rates. The Company's expectation is to start production in 2011 reaching shipments of 4 million tonnes per year by 2013, subject to regulatory approvals, advanced engineering and procurement.

Robert Martin, President and CEO, stated: "This is an essential agreement for advancing our DSO Project as it provides some of the required facilities to export our products. The agreement reached is mutually beneficial for NML and SIPA and falls within our previous cost assumptions. We believe that this economically competitive agreement recognizes the importance of our DSO project and that similar recognition will be evidenced in concluding other outstanding agreements."

Mr. Pierre Gagnon, CEO of SIPA stated: "We are pleased with the progress New Millennium has made in moving it's DSO Project forward to this new milestone. We also support NML in its future plans to develop NML's KéMag and LabMag iron ore projects". 

About New Millennium

New Millennium controls the emerging Millennium Iron Range, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Province of Quebec, which holds the world's largest undeveloped magnetic iron ore deposits. In the same area, the Corporation is also advancing to near term production its DSO (Direct Shipping Ore) Project. Tata Steel, the world's eighth largest steel corporation, owns 19.9% of New Millennium and is the Corporation's largest shareholder and strategic partner. Tata has an exclusive option to participate in the DSO Project, a commitment to take the resulting production if the option is exercised, and an exclusive right to negotiate and settle a proposed transaction in respect of the LabMag Project and the KéMag Project (see news release 08-17, October 1, 2008 and news release 09-11, June 30, 2009). The Millennium Iron Range currently hosts two advanced projects: LabMag contains 3.5 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at a grade of 29.6% Fe plus 1.0 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 29.5% Fe and 1.2 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 29.3% Fe (see news release 06-13, July 5, 2006 and 07-11, July 17, 2007); KéMag contains 2.1 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at an average grade of 31.3% Fe, 0.3 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 31.3 % Fe and 1.0 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 31.2% Fe (see news release 09-01, January 15, 2009).

The Corporation's DSO project contains 63.5 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 4.6 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources at an average grade of 58.9% Fe, 7.15 million tonnes of Inferred Resources at an average grade of 55.9% Fe and approximately 40.0 million tonnes of historical resources that are not currently in compliance with NI 43-101 (see news release 09-03, February 11, 2009, news release 09-05, March 4, 2009 and news release 09-16, December 9, 2009). A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.

The Corporation's mission is to add shareholder value through the responsible and expeditious development of the Millennium Iron Range and other mineral projects to create a new large source of raw materials for the world's iron and steel industries. For further information, please visit www.nmlresources.com, www.tatasteel.com and www.corusgroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and the Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Corporation's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Corporation's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • New Millennium Capital Corp.
    Robert Martin
    President & CEO
    (514) 935-3204
    rmartin@nmlresources.com
    or
    Investor Relations.
    Andreas Curkovic
    (416) 577-9927