Tao Minerals Ltd.

Tao Minerals Ltd.

August 17, 2011 16:46 ET

Tao Minerals Ltd. Update on Geological Programs for the Las Aguadas and Mutata Projects

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Tao Minerals Ltd. (TAO) (OTCQB:TAON)(PINK SHEETS:TAON) is pleased to provide an update on the upcoming geological work to be carried out on the Las Aquadas and Mutata properties. Tao geologists will be undertaking detailed stream sedimentary and geochemical work on the Mutata project that will further define prime targets. The Mutata property has multiple mineral targets with previous and current work showing platinum, gold, nickel and copper present on the property. The Las Aguadas project will also be undergoing further detailed geochemical work programs. Tao is in the process of securing contractors to provide satellite imagery as well as magnetometer/radiometrics airborne geophysical surveys on the project. Tao will provide further updates as they become available.

Tao Minerals Ltd. is a mining exploration and development company formed to acquire, develop, and exploit natural resource properties focusing primarily on the rich, yet highly underdeveloped gold deposits of Colombia in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. As a corporation, arriving early to the boom in the expansion of natural resource development in Colombia has enabled Tao to establish itself in Colombia over the past six years, becoming adept at the necessary legal and political processes and hiring highly qualified personnel in the geological, legal and security professions.

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Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the 2010 fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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