Messina Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MMI

Messina Minerals Inc.

October 05, 2005 15:24 ET

Messina Closes $4.17 Million Dollar Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 5, 2005) -

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Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) (the "Company") announces that both the brokered and non-brokered private placements, previously announced on September 6, 2005, have closed. The Company has issued a total of 2,528,212 flow-through shares at a price of $1.65 per share to raise gross proceeds of $4,171,550.

Pacific International Securities Inc. and Dundee Securities Corporation (the "Agents") acted as Agents with respect to the sale of 2,308,000 flow-through shares. A number of Canadian resource funds participated in the brokered private placement. The Company paid the Agents cash commissions of $266,574 and issued a total of 184,640 Agents' Warrants pursuant to the Agency Agreement. The Agents' Warrants will entitle the holder to purchase one common share for a period of one year from the closing date at an exercise price of $1.65. Proceeds from the offering will be used primarily to finance further drilling on the Company's new Boomerang zinc-copper-lead-gold-silver discovery on the Tulks South Property. The flow-through funds raised will be used for exploration expenditures that qualify as Canadian exploration expenses as defined in the Income Tax Act and will be renounced for the 2005 taxation year.

The securities are subject to a hold period expiring February 6, 2006.

On behalf of the Board of Messina Minerals Inc.

Peter Tallman, President

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