Midlands Minerals Corporation
TSX VENTURE : MEX
OTCQX : MDLXF

Midlands Minerals Corporation

February 08, 2011 08:30 ET

Standard & Poor's Initiates Factual Stock Report Coverage on Midlands

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Midlands Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:MEX)(OTCQX:MDLXF) ("Midlands" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that today, Standard & Poor's (S&P) has initiated Factual Stock Report Coverage on Midlands Minerals.

S&P Factual Stock Report coverage on Midlands Minerals Corporation will also be accessible on an ongoing basis to the investment community by scores of buy-side institutions and sell-side firms that utilize S&P research and information platforms daily. Millions of self-directed investors also have access to the report via their e-brokerage accounts. Please visit www.midlandsminerals.com for additional information.

Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer said: "We are very pleased to have such a vehicle tracking our exploration and development activities and getting the facts relating to the Company's fundamentals out to a broader range of investors and shareholders worldwide. The S&P coverage complements Midlands' joining the OTCQX where the Company is now trading under the ticker symbol MDLXF".

About Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Reports

This Standard & Poor's service provides factual research coverage enabling information about Midlands Minerals Corporation and other securities to reach a wide investor audience of Buy and Sell-side investors, helping them understand a company's fundamentals and business prospects. Currently profiling over 500 issuers, S&P Factual Stock Reports increase market awareness for issuers in the investment community with insightful commentary and key statistics/information. Updated weekly with the latest pricing, trading volume, and other data, the reports include recent developments, a financial review, key operating information, Industry and peer comparisons, institutional holdings analysis, Street Consensus and opinions, performance charts, business summary, fundamental data, and news. Because coverage of these reports is sponsored by the issuer, S&P does not offer investment opinions concerning the advisability of investing in these stocks. Standard & Poor's Factual Stock Reports are produced separately from any other analytic activity of Standard & Poor's. Standard & Poor's Factual Report research has no access to non-public information received by other units of Standard & Poor's. Standard & Poor's does not trade on its own account.

Note: All U.S. and Canadian Companies listed on a National Exchange (not covered by S&P's STARS research) are eligible to obtain this coverage.

ABOUT MIDLANDS MINERALS

Midlands is a growth oriented and value based gold exploration company operating in Ghana and Tanzania, two stable countries with a history of gold mining. Midlands' top priority project is the fully permitted Sian gold project in Ghana. The Sian property contains Esaase and Ampeha, two previously producing open pit mines with a resource with significant growth potential. Midlands' contiguous Kwahu Praso project, which was once part of Sian, contains extensions of the Esaase and Ampeha trends. Sian and Praso are just 30 kilometres northeast of Newmont Mining's +8.7 million-ounce Akyem gold deposit.

Midlands' second priority project in Ghana is the highly prospective Kaniago gold project, which is located on the Asankrangwa Gold Belt and is contiguous to two past open pit gold producers – Abore to the north and Obotan to the south.

Midlands also holds highly prospective licences for gold and diamonds in the Lake Victoria Goldfields in Tanzania, including its advanced Itilima Gold Project, which lies within the Geita-Bulyanhulu-Sekenke Trend, which is host to over 40 million ounces in gold reserves, and has now added to its Tanzania portfolio with the acquisition of the New Kilindi-Handeni prospecting licences.

The Company has a highly qualified management and technical team with broad African experience and extensive experience in the countries in which the Company operates. For more information on the Company, please visit Midlands' website at www.midlandsminerals.com.

Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from actual results and achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and are based on certain expectations, estimates and assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.

The Company adds a cautionary statement to the effect that the potential quantity and grades that may be referred to in this press release are conceptual in nature. There has been sufficient exploration to evaluate a mineral resource. However, the Company is uncertain if further exploration will result in a mineral reserve. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date the statements were made. Readers are also advised to consider such forward- looking statements while considering the risks inherent in the business of mineral exploration. For more information, investors should review the Company's filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange and the OTCQX have not reviewed this news release, and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release.

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