Messina Minerals Announces Resignation of Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/18/12 -- Messina Minerals Inc. ("Messina") (TSX VENTURE:MMI) wishes to announce that Peter Mordaunt has resigned his position as Director of the Company due to business commitments. We wish to thank Mr. Mordaunt for his guidance and dedication as Director over these many years and wish him every success in his future endeavors.

About Messina

Messina Minerals Inc. is a leading explorer for zinc-lead-copper-silver-gold massive sulphide deposits in Newfoundland, Canada. Our extensive 450 square kilometer mineral lands are in a region known historically for its copper and zinc resources and where the Company has made massive sulphide discoveries including NI 43-101 complaint mineral resources "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

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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