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Press release from CNW Group

Mediterranean Resources Ltd. - Appointment of new director

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mediterranean Resources Ltd. - Appointment of new director07:45 EST Thursday, December 20, 2012VANCOUVER, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Mediterranean Resources Ltd. (TSX: MNR), (Frankfurt: MHM1) (the "Company") is pleased to advise that it has appointed a new director, Dr. Michael Hirschberger, MD, PhD, to its board.Dr. Michael Hirschberger is Principal and CEO of Strategic Min-Metals, AG, Vienna, a niche company focused on the exploitation of Chromite in selected countries. He previously organized and operated Global Min-Metal Holdings, SA, an exploration company developing manganese ore principally in Panama. During his time with Global Min-Metal, he successfully recruited a broad range of professionals with extensive international experience in geology, mining, and large scale production of manganese.Dr. Hirschberger spent the first half of his career in Research & Development, Regulatory Affairs, Business Development and Product Management with Roche, Merck, and Wyeth. More recently, Dr. Hirschberger held various positions with the Wall Street firms of White, Weld & Company, The Northern Trust, and Societe Générale S.A. in New York and his own firm, Healthcare Capital Group, based in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as a senior analyst, Executive VP of Corporate Finance, a venture capitalist, and principal. Much of his investment focus centered on early stage medical devices, specialty pharmaceutical companies, and emerging medical technology respectively.Mediterranean Resources Ltd. is focused on an emerging mineral region in north-eastern Turkey where it is developing two advanced exploration stage gold properties.Neither Toronto Stock Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Toronto Stock Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities of the Company in any jurisdiction. The securities to be issued pursuant to the Unit Offering by the Company have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption therefrom under the 1933 Act and the securities laws of all applicable states.Certain information set out in this News Release constitutes forward-looking information, which may include information relating to estimates of sales and revenue of MNR. Forward-looking statements (often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "expect", "may", "could", "anticipate" or "will" and similar expressions) may describe expectations, opinions or guidance that are not statements of fact and which may be based upon information provided by third parties. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions, expectations and estimates of management of the Company as at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Those factors include, but are not limited to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company, risks associated with the industry in general, commodity prices and exchange rate changes, operational risks associated with exploration, development and production operations, delays or changes in plans, risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve estimates, health and safety risks and the uncertainty of estimates and projections of production, costs and expenses. In light of the risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking information. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements set out in this press release or incorporated herein by reference are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The forward-looking statements of the Company contained in this press release, or incorporated herein by reference, are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement.SOURCE: Mediterranean Resources Ltd.For further information: Christopher E. Ecclestone    President and CEO 604-669-3397                           www.medresources.ca