Mesa Exploration Corp.
TSX VENTURE : MSA
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Mesa Exploration Corp.

April 03, 2012 13:00 ET

Mesa Exploration Announces Changes to the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - Mesa Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MSA)(PINKSHEETS:MSAJF) ("Mesa") is pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of Directors Greg French and Larry Kornze effective immediately.

Mr. French is a geologist with experience in various capacities for Homestake Mining Co., Atlas Precious Metals, and Cornerstone Industrial Minerals as well as consulting for numerous junior mining companies. Mr. French has a Nevada gold discovery to his credit and extensive project development experience including two projects taken through feasibility and production.

Mr. Kornze is a geological engineer, credited as a co-discoverer of Barrick Gold Corporation's 40 million ounce gold deposit at the Betze Mine, on the Carlin Trend in Nevada. He was part of Barrick's team responsible for the discovery of the Miekle, Deepstar, Screamer and Rodeo deposits in Nevada. Mr. Kornze has also held positions with Newmont Mines Limited and Getty Mining Company.

The Company also announces the resignation of Giulio Bonifacio from the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately to focus on other business ventures.

"Giulio was a founding Director of Mesa and provided excellent support and guidance and we wish to thank him for his contributions over the years," stated Foster Wilson, President and CEO. "Greg and Larry bring a wealth of exploration and development experience and we are happy to welcome them to Mesa."

About Mesa Exploration

Mesa is developing and exploring a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States where it controls significant land holdings. All projects are within proven mining districts with excellent access and infrastructure. Mesa currently has 14.8 million shares issued and outstanding, and no debt. For further information please visit our website at www.MesaExploration.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

MESA EXPLORATION CORP.

Foster Wilson, President and CEO

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include unsuccessful exploration results, changes in metals prices, changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration, unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this news release.

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