New Dawn Mining Corp. Reports an Illegal Work Stoppage at its Turk and Angelus Mine in Zimbabwe

TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - New Dawn Mining Corp. (TSX: ND) ("New Dawn" or the "Company") announced an illegal and unprotected work stoppage by a portion of its underground work force at its Turk and Angelus Mine in Zimbabwe. The Company is currently dealing with this work stoppage in accordance with Zimbabwe labour legislation, as well as its own internal policies. Management is attempting to resolve this matter in an orderly and efficient manner, and will report updates to shareholders as necessary. The work stoppage to date has had limited impact on production, but, if not resolved in the next few days, will begin to have a more significant impact on production.

New Dawn currently has five mines in production in Zimbabwe. No work stoppage has occurred at the Company's other four mines.  The Company considers this incident as an isolated situation.

About New Dawn:

New Dawn is a Zimbabwe-focused junior gold company that is currently expanding its production with a targeted monthly run rate of 60,000 ounces of annualized gold production by December 2012.  New Dawn is targeting further increasing production at its existing properties to a run rate of 100,000 ounces of annualized gold production by December 2014.

New Dawn owns 100% of the Turk and Angelus Mine, the Old Nic Mine and the Camperdown Mine.  In addition, New Dawn has an approximately 85% equity interest in the Dalny Mine, the Golden Quarry Mine and the Venice Mine, and a large portfolio of prospective exploration acreage in Zimbabwe.  These six mines, five of which are now operational, are divided into three significant gold camps, and the Company is in the process of expanding production at these sites.  All properties and exploration projects are located in Zimbabwe.

In addition to gold production, New Dawn is also actively exploring on highly prospective ground employing modern exploration techniques and deploying capital in Zimbabwe, a country that is proven to be geologically rich, highly prospective, and significantly under explored.

New Dawn, with its large gold resource, existing production facilities and current exploration efforts, is well on the path to becoming a mid-tier gold mining company in Zimbabwe, active in both gold production and gold exploration.

Additional information on New Dawn's gold reserve and resource estimates is included at the Company's web-site at www.newdawnmining.com or in the Company's filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.

The contents of this news release were supervised and reviewed by Ian R. Saunders, B.Sc., who is President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of New Dawn Mining Corp., and who is a Qualified Person within the meaning of NI 43-101.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:  Certain statements included or incorporated by reference in this news release, including information as to the future financial or operating performance of the Company, its subsidiaries and its projects, constitute forward-looking statements.  The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "contemplate," "target," "plan," "intends," "continue," "budget," "estimate," "may," "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and assumptions in respect of gold production and prices, operating costs, results and capital expenditures, mineral reserves and mineral resources and anticipated grades and recovery rates.  Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies.  Many factors could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company.  Such factors include, among others, risks relating to reserve and resource estimates, gold prices, exploration, development and operating risks, political and foreign risk, uninsurable risks, competition, limited mining operations, production risks, environmental regulation and liability, government regulation, currency fluctuations, recent losses and write-downs and dependence on key employees.  See "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form - 2011.  Due to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties identified above, actual events may differ materially from current expectations.  Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.  Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise.

SOURCE New Dawn Mining Corp.

For further information:

Investor Relations Contact:  Richard Buzbuzian +1 416.585.7890

President and Chief Executive Officer:  Ian R. Saunders +1 416.585.7890

Visit New Dawn on the internet:  www.newdawnmining.com

E-mail New Dawn at:  info@newdawnmining.com

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