Messina Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report for the Long Lake Main Zone in Newfoundland, Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/16/12 -- Messina Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MMI) ("Messina" or "the Company") is pleased to report that it has filed a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") compliant technical report in support of the Company's March 13, 2012 news release announcing the initial resource estimate for the Long Lake Main Zone. The zinc-copper project is located 22 kilometers northeast of Messina's Boomerang deposit and 48 km southwest of Teck's operating Duck Pond zinc-copper mine in central Newfoundland, Canada.

The independent technical report, entitled "Independent Technical Report for the Main Zone of the Long Lake Volcanic Massive Sulphide Project, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada" (the "Technical Report"), dated April 16, 2012, with an effective date of March 13, 2012, was prepared for Messina by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. and authored by G. David Keller, P.Geo., and S. Bernier, P.Geo., each a Qualified Person as defined by, and independent of Messina for the purposes of, NI 43-101 requirements. The Technical Report is available through the Internet under the Company's profile on the Canadian System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.messinaminerals.com.

About Messina

Messina Minerals Inc. is exploring for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide deposits in Newfoundland, Canada. The Company's extensive 400 square kilometer mineral lands are in a region known historically for its copper and zinc resources and where the Company has completed NI 43-101 complaint technical reports for mineral resources at "Boomerang", "Domino", and now "Main Zone" on the Glitter Project. See our website for more information.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF MESSINA MINERALS INC.

Peter Tallman, President

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Contacts:
Messina Minerals Inc.
Peter Tallman
President
(604) 688-1508
(604) 601-8253 (FAX)
info@messinaminerals.com
www.messinaminerals.com