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New Millennium Iron Corp. Announces the Award of the General Construction Contract and Updates on the Construction Progress of its DSO Project

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Millennium Iron Corp. Announces the Award of the General Construction Contract and Updates on the Construction Progress of its DSO Project07:00 EST Tuesday, November 22, 2011CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 22, 2011) -NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO US NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESNew Millennium Iron Corp. ("NML" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENYURE:NML) announced today that Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. ("TSMC"), the company that operates the NML and Tata Steel joint venture for the direct shipping iron ore ("DSO") project, has awarded a General Construction Contract to Innu Municipal LP (IML) of Labrador City, Labrador. IML will mobilize immediately and start with foundation excavation. IML will be responsible for the general construction at the Timmins area, where the processing plant, offices, warehouse, maintenance shops and related infrastructure are to be installed under a 106 meters wide x 182 meters long dome with an apex height of 42 meters. Dean Journeaux, NML's President and CEO, said: "This important step brings us closer to achieve our goal of commencing shipments during the fourth quarter of 2012. The installation of the whole processing complex under a dome will provide controlled and efficient working conditions inside the building on a year round basis when completed." Construction progress: The permit application for site excavation, the construction of the processing plant and related infrastructure has been approved by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador ("GNL"), subject to customary conditions. TSMC is proceeding to satisfy these conditions. The order for the supply of the building structure has been placed with Big Span Structures based in Hernando, Florida, USA. The space frame system will cover under one roof the entire processing complex as well as other installations such as offices, warehouse, laboratory, repair and maintenance shops. A year round climate controlled environment during operations will facilitate achieving a high plant operating efficiency and enhance productivity. IML will commence the work of foundation installations and progressive erection of the dome so that the civil work related to the processing plant and ancillary facilities can continue during the winter. The dome is in fabrication with deliveries starting in December. TSMC has also started the procurement of long delivery process equipment in order to meet the schedule for production start up. The camp construction is nearing completion.About New MillenniumThe Corporation controls the emerging Millennium Iron Range, located in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the Province of Quebec, which holds one of the world's largest undeveloped magnetic iron ore deposits. In the same area, the Corporation is also advancing its DSO Project to near term production. Tata Steel Limited, one of the largest steel producers in the world, owns approximately 27% of New Millennium and is the Corporation's largest shareholder and strategic partner. Tata Steel has exercised its exclusive option to participate in the DSO Project and has a commitment to take the resulting production (see news release 10-16 dated September 14, 2010). Tata Steel also has exercised its exclusive right to negotiate and settle a proposed transaction in respect of the LabMag Project and the KéMag Project (see news release 11-09 dated March 6, 2011).The Millennium Iron Range currently hosts two advanced projects: LabMag contains 3.5 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at a grade of 29.6% Fe plus 1.0 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 29.5% Fe and 1.2 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 29.3% Fe (see news release 06-13 dated July 5 2006 and news release 07-11 dated July 17, 2007); KéMag contains 2.1 billion tonnes of Proven and Probable reserves at an average grade of 31.3% Fe, 0.3 billion tonnes of Measured and Indicated resources at an average grade of 31.3 % Fe and 1.0 billion tonnes of Inferred resources at an average grade of 31.2% Fe (see news release 09-01 dated January 16, 2009). NML's DSO project contains 64.1 million tonnes of Proven and Probable Mineral Reserves at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 8.1 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated Mineral Resources at an average grade of 58.8% Fe, 7.2 million tonnes of Inferred Resources at an average grade of 56.8% Fe and about 40.0 - 45.0 million tonnes of historical resources that are not currently in compliance with NI 43-101 (see news release 09-03 dated February 11, 2009, news release 09-05 dated March 4, 2009, news release 09-16 dated December 9, 2009 and news release 10-12 dated July 8, 2010). A qualified person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves, the Corporation is not treating the historical estimate as current mineral resources or mineral reserves and the historical estimate should not be relied upon.The Corporation's mission is to add shareholder value through the responsible and expeditious development of the Millennium Iron Range and other mineral projects to create a new large source of raw materials for the world's iron and steel industries. For further information, please visit www.NMLiron.com, www.tatasteel.com and www.tatasteeleurope.com. Dean Journeaux, Eng. is the Qualified Person as defined in National Instrument 43-101 who has reviewed and verified the scientific and technical disclosure contained in this news release.Forward-Looking Statements This document may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and the Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect management of the Corporation's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology. By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Corporation's interim and annual financial statements and management's discussion and analysis of those statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dean Journeaux, President & CEONew Millennium Iron Corp.(514) 935-3204ORAndreas CurkovicInvestor Relations.(416) 577-9927