SOURCE: Taia Lion Resources

May 16, 2011 15:42 ET

Taia Lion Resources Retains Javelin Partners as Corporate Development Advisors

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - Taia Lion Resources Inc. (the "Company" or "TLR") is pleased to announce the commencement of a 12 month engagement wherein Javelin Corporate Development Partners Inc. ("Javelin" or "Javelin Partners") will serve as a corporate development and investor relations consultant to the Company. Javelin will provide several services including: corporate strategy development, financial forecasting, creation of marketing materials, news flow planning, investor relations consulting, and other mining-related corporate development responsibilities.

Taia Lion Resources was established in 2011, through Taia LLC's ("Taia") acquisition of Lion Mining Company ("LMC"). Taia LLC was founded in 2003 by award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and retired US Army Brigadier General Larry Gilespie with a view to implement a sustainable and commercially viable mining model to promote long-term economic growth for both shareholders and community. Taia acquired two gold exploration licences for concessions, at Sandaru and Pujehun, in 2004, and a third, at Gori Hills Central, in 2010. Additionally, a not-for-profit arm of Taia, The Taia Peace Foundation, was established in 2007 to address the social development needs of the communities in which Taia was exploring. LMC has been actively involved in Sierra Leone's mining sector for over 20 years, bringing significant operational expertise as well as exploration and mining licences to Lake Sonfon. Taia Lion Resources now has an exciting geological portfolio, with the right platform in place for growth, expansion and value enhancement.

"We are pleased to have the support of Javelin Partners. We believe strongly that our project in Sierra Leone holds considerable value for international investors and the local community alike. Javelin's assistance in communicating our story will be crucial to the development and evolution of our Company," says co-founder, Jeffrey Wright, Golden Globe and Emmy award winner.

Darin Milmeister, Javelin Principal, adds, "TLR's promising geology, coupled with a strong commitment to corporate responsibility in Sierra Leone effectively captures Javelin's core philosophy about the opportunity that modern mining creates for developing countries. We look forward to building on the expertise resident within TLR's members as we work together to cultivate what could be a financially lucrative and value enhancing project."

TLR is currently focused on its ongoing exploration program, which is already yielding positive geological results. Concurrently, the Company is also actively pursuing other strategic alliances and opportunities which should be accretive to TLR's overall portfolio.

About Javelin Partners

Javelin Corporate Development Partners is a Toronto based mining industry consulting firm that assists junior resource companies in effectively communicating their stories to the market. Clients are selected in instances where Javelin has identified opportunities to unlock and expose previously unrealized investment value. Launched in October 2010, the Javelin team is headed by Jed Richardson, Principal.

About Taia Lion Resources

Taia Lion Resources (TLR) Inc. is an Alberta, Canada registered company established to identify, acquire, explore and develop precious metal and mineral deposits in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The primary mission of TLR is to achieve the highest sustainable profits and shareholder value through the implementation of a sustainable and commercially viable mining model that promotes long-term economic growth for both company and community alike. TLR is currently focused on quantifying its gold deposits (in Lake Sonfon and Gori Hills/Sandaru), and plans to expand and pursue the exploration of other natural resources in due course. TLR is committed to conducting partnered and empowered operations in a sustainable manner, whilst demonstrating the highest tangible efforts toward social and economic development.