MRF 2009 Resource Limited Partnership - Initial public offering - Maximum $100,000,000



    TORONTO, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of MRF 2009
Resource Limited Partnership ("MRF 2009"), is pleased to announce that it has
filed a preliminary prospectus relating to the initial public offering of MRF
2009 Units. The offering will be made in each of the provinces and territories
of Canada.
    The objectives of the Partnership are to provide investors with capital
appreciation and significant tax benefits to enhance after-tax returns,
including the deductibility of 100% of their original investment. The
Partnership intends to achieve these objectives by investing in a diversified
portfolio of flow-through common shares of companies involved primarily in
Canadian oil and gas, mining or renewable energy exploration, development and
production.
    The syndicate of agents for the offering is being co-led by CIBC World
Markets Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, and includes BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.,
National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc.,
Canaccord Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities Corporation, HSBC Securities
(Canada) Inc., Manulife Securities Incorporated, Raymond James Ltd., Blackmont
Capital Inc., Middlefield Capital Corporation, Richardson Partners Financial
Limited, Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and Burgeonvest Securities
Limited.

    Middlefield is a leading provider of flow-through share funds in Canada.
Since 1983, Middlefield has sponsored 42 public and private funds and has
acted as agent or manager for over $1.7 billion of resource investments.
Middlefield Resource Funds focus on TSX listed oil and gas and mining
companies with strong growth strategies led by experienced management teams.

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    A preliminary prospectus relating to these securities has been filed with
securities commissions or similar authorities in each of the provinces and
territories of Canada but has not yet become final for the purpose of a
distribution to the public. This press release shall not constitute an offer
to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale or
any acceptance of an offer to buy these securities in any province or
territory of Canada prior to the time a receipt for the final prospectus or
other authorization is obtained from the securities commission or similar
authority in any such province or territory.





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For further information: please visit our website at www.middlefield.com
or contact Nancy Tham, Senior Vice-President, at (416) 847-5349 or
1-888-890-1868

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