Midland Exploration Inc.

Midland Exploration Inc.

February 18, 2011 16:30 ET

Midland Exploration Announces the Grant of Options

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) - Midland Exploration Inc. (« Midland ») (TSX VENTURE:MD)  announces that it has granted incentive stock options to employees, non-executive directors, officers and consultants of Midland to acquire an aggregate of 275,000 common shares at $1.76 per share, for a period of 10 years. These incentive stock options have been granted in accordance with Midland's Stock Option Plan and are subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and Midland's shareholders.

About Midland

Midland targets the excellent mineral potential and the favourable investment climate of Quebec to make the discovery of new world-class deposits of gold, base metals and rare earth elements. Midland is proud to count on reputable partners such as Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, Aurizon Mines Ltd., Osisko Mining Corporation, North American Palladium Limited, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Zincore Metals Inc. and SOQUEM Inc. Midland prefers to work in partnership and intends to quickly conclude additional agreements in regard to newly acquired properties. Midland is currently evaluating new opportunities and other projects in order to increase the portfolio of the Company.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described in Midland's periodic reports including the annual report or in the filings made by Midland from time to time with securities regulatory authorities.

Neither 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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