New Millennium Capital Corp.

New Millennium Capital Corp.

March 24, 2011 07:00 ET

New Millennium Capital Corp. Announces Environmental Approval and Project Release by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for the Joan Lake Area of the Direct Shipping Ore Project

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) -


New Millennium Capital Corp. ("NML" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:NML) announced today that it has received project release, subject to a number of customary terms and conditions, from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador ("GNL") for the Joan Lake area of the Direct Shipping Ore ("DSO") Project. Joan Lake is part of Phase 2 of the DSO Project, the first phase of which was released from further environmental assessment by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on January 5, 2011 (NR 11-02).

The release will allow completion of the permitting process required to start mining Phase 2 of the DSO Project, scheduled to begin in 2013, of the Kivivic 1, 2, 3N, 4, 5 and the Timmins 8 deposits. It will also be possible to proceed with the construction of the Labrador portion of the road connecting the processing complex at the Timmins area to the Phase 2 mines. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has confirmed that the Joan Lake Project will not trigger a federal impact assessment.

"This is a significant step that will enable us to develop the DSO Project according to our plan," said Robert Martin, NML's Chief Executive Officer and President. "More than 75% of the total resources are located in the Phase 2 deposits, so the project release is important as it will allow a timely transition of our operation to the Phase 2 mining area. We will continue to work with Tata Steel Minerals Canada Limited ("TSMC"), the joint venture company responsible for the operation of the mine, to expedite the permitting in order to ensure timely completion of this work."

"This is a very positive development," said Partha Sengupta, Chairman of TSMC. "As we prepare to start construction of the Phase 1 facilities, we are already planning for the next phase and we can now look forward to reaching full production by moving to the Phase 2 area by 2013."

About New Millennium

The Corporation controls the emerging Millennium Iron Range, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Province of Quebec, which holds the world's largest undeveloped magnetic iron ore deposits. In the same area, the Corporation is also advancing its DSO Project to near term production. Tata Steel, one of the top 10 steel producers of the world, owns approximately 27.1% of New Millennium and is the Corporation's largest shareholder and strategic partner.

Tata Steel has exercised its exclusive option to participate in the DSO Project and has a commitment to take the resulting production (see news release 10-16 dated September 14, 2010). Tata Steel also has exercised its exclusive right to negotiate and settle a proposed transaction in respect of the LabMag Project and the KéMag Project (see news release 11-09 dated, March 6, 2011).

The Millennium Iron Range currently hosts two advanced projects: LabMag contains 3.5 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at a grade of 29.6% Fe plus 1.0 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 29.5% Fe and 1.2 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 29.3% Fe (see news release 06-13 dated July 5 2006 and news release 07-11 dated July 17, 2007); KéMag contains 2.1 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at an average grade of 31.3% Fe, 0.3 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 31.3 % Fe and 1.0 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 31.2% Fe (see news release 09-01 dated January 16, 2009).

NML's DSO project contains 64.1 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 8.1 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 7.2 million tonnes of Inferred Resources at an average grade of 56.8% Fe and about 40.0 - 45.0 million tonnes of historical resources that are not currently in compliance with NI 43-101 (see news release 09-03 dated February 11, 2009, news release 09-05 dated March 4, 2009, news release 09-16 dated December 9, 2009 and news release 10-12 dated July 8, 2010). A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.

The Corporation's mission is to add shareholder value through the responsible and expeditious development of the Millennium Iron Range and other mineral projects to create a new large source of raw materials for the world's iron and steel industries. For further information, please visit, and

Forward-Looking Statements

This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and the Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Corporation's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words 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" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Corporation's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking 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.


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