Lincoln Mining Corporation

Lincoln Mining Corporation

May 17, 2011 13:11 ET

Lincoln Mining Appoints New Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) -Lincoln Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LMG) ("Lincoln" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Robert Elton and Mr. Robert Cruickshank as directors of the Company.

Mr. Elton currently serves as Executive Chair of Powertech Labs and Advisor to the Board of Directors of BC Hydro. He was former President and CEO of BC Hydro for six years and prior to that, he had various senior executive positions including Chief Financial Officer of Eldorado Gold Corporation and a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Elton is involved in various civic and community activities, including acting as a Member of the Board of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility and a Member of the Global Agenda Council, World Economic Forum.

Mr. Cruickshank served as past President of the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BCTIA) and has served in many executive roles including over four years as the President of BCTEL Mobility. Mr. Cruickshank currently serves as a director of Vendtek Systems Inc. a TSXV listed technology company. Along with Chairing the Board of Carmanah Technologies he also serves on the Advisory Board of both AfterCAD Software Inc. and Nutri-Loc, two early stage technology companies.

The Company believes the diverse executive management experience of Messrs. Elton and Cruickshank will be a significant asset to the Company as we develop strategies aimed at progressing our exploration properties to more advanced stages of project development.

The Company also reports that Mr. Marc LeBlanc has resigned from his position as director but will remain with the Company as a consultant until December 31, 2011 to assist with the Company's corporate development strategies. "The Board greatly appreciates Mr. LeBlanc's contribution and service to the Company over the past several years and are pleased to continue working with him as a consultant," said Mr. Paul Saxton, Lincoln's President and CEO.

Lincoln Mining Corp. is a Canadian precious metals exploration and development company with several projects in various stages of exploration and development which include the Pine Grove gold property in Nevada, the Oro Cruz gold property in California and the La Bufa gold-silver property in Mexico. In the United States, the Company operates under Lincoln Gold US Corp., a Nevada corporation.

On behalf of Lincoln Mining Corporation

Paul Saxton, President & CEO

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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