Largo Resources Ltd.

Largo Resources Ltd.

May 17, 2011 07:00 ET

Largo Commences Drilling at Its Maracas Vanadium Project, Bahia, Brazil

- 11,000 Metre Drill Program Underway

- Objective to Double Existing Resource

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) -

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Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:LGO) ("Largo") is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its advanced-stage Maracas Vanadium Project in Bahia, Brazil, with two drills active on the property.

The 11,000 meter exploration drill program (see press release dated April 26, 2011) is targeting several high priority vanadium targets and has been designed with the goal of doubling the existing Mineral Resources Estimate at the project.

In addition to expanding the vanadium mineral resources at Maracas, Largo also intends to further investigate the potential for Platinum Group Metals ("PGMs") on the property. Previous exploration programs have identified a NI 43-101 compliant resource of 208,000 ounces of PGMs with significant platinum to palladium ratios of four to one.

The drill program is expected to take nine months to a year to complete and Largo will release drill results as they are received.

Andy Campbell, Vice President of Exploration for Largo, commented: "The Maracas project has tremendous potential for further discoveries of both Vanadium and PGMs and Largo is optimistic that the present drill program will substantially expand the resource at Maracas. Although the primary focus of the exploration campaign will remain vanadium, the PGM possibilities are also quite exciting and we are looking forward to further determining the projects potential in this area."

Mark Brennan, President and CEO noted: "With the recent completion of the $115 million equity financing, the soon to be completed debt financing and the subsequent start of construction we anticipate that this exploration program will provide Largo the potential opportunity to expand the current scope of the project as we become a significant player in the Vanadium market. We believe there is excellent potential based on results to date that our highly skilled exploration team, led by Andy Campbell, will be successful."

Quality Assurance and Quality Control

The scientific and technical information in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Andy Campbell, P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration to Largo and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101

About Largo

Largo is a Canadian-based mineral resource exploration and development company focused on creating a world leading strategic metals company. Largo currently holds a 90% interest in the Maracás Vanadium Project, a 100% interest in the Currais Novos Tungsten Tailing Project, a 100% interest in the Campo Alegre de Lourdes Iron-Vanadium Project, all in Brazil, and a 70% interest in the Northern Dancer Tungsten-Molybdenum property located in the Yukon Territory, Canada. The immediate goal of the Company is to develop the Maracás Vanadium Project by Q1 2013 and begin production of WO3 concentrate from the reprocessing of tungsten tailings from Currais Novos by July, 2011. Largo's skilled management team both in Canada and Brazil, are confident in their ability to advance these projects.

Largo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LGO".

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This press release contains forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to statements with respect to the development potential and timetable of the project; the estimation of mineral resources; realization of mineral resource estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; and success of exploration activities. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology 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". Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Largo to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Largo and in its public documents filed on SEDAR from time to time. Although management of Largo has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such 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. Largo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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