Miocene Metals Announces Appointment of Vice-President Exploration

TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Miocene Metals Limited (TSX-V: MII) (the "Company" or "Miocene Metals") is pleased to announce that Mr. Jose Sayo Garcia, P.Geo, has been promoted from Exploration Manager to Vice-President Exploration, effective September 12, 2011. Mr. Garcia has been instrumental in the Company's early exploration success including the discovery of a new zone of gold-copper mineralization at Rogers Creek and the delineation of drill-ready molybdenum targets in the Mud Lake and Logan Ridge areas on the Salal Property.

Mr. Garcia brings 32 years of exploration and mining experience in underground and surface operations to the Miocene Metals' team. He started and had long-term involvement with the Lepanto group of mining companies in the Philippines, contributing to most of the group's ore deposit discoveries including the Victoria-Teresa gold mines, the Far Southeast Porphyry gold-copper and the Bayugo-Kalayaan deposits. Jose worked on various copper and gold projects for Newmont Mining Corporation in the Philippines (North Luzon project), Indonesia (Lanut Gold Mine) and Peru (Minera Yanacocha) and for East Asia Minerals, exploring for copper and uranium in Mongolia. In North America Jose worked for Rolling Rock Resources Corporation in Northern Manitoba and for Mexican Silver Mines in northern Mexico.

Bruce Jago, President and CEO of Miocene Metals stated: "We are very pleased to appoint Jose Garcia as Vice-President Exploration. With his extensive background in the exploration for and discovery of porphyry-style deposits he provides exceptional leadership and technical support to our exploration team.  I look forward to working with Jose as we build on our recent exploration successes. Miocene Metals looks forward to an exciting future with Jose as Vice-President Exploration."

As part of Mr. Garcia's compensation package for his services as Vice-President Exploration, Mr. Garcia has been granted options pursuant to the Company's Stock Option Plan to acquire up to 200,000 common shares of the Company at $0.225 per share, such options to vest 50% immediately and the balance after one year and have a term of five years expiring September 11, 2016.

About Miocene Metals Limited

Miocene Metals is focused on the exploration and development of seven porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum properties in south-western British Columbia that occur within the Tertiary-aged Cascade Magmatic Arc. The Cascade Arc shares many geological characteristics with Tertiary-age porphyry belts that stretch the length of Chile and Peru in South America and hosts some of the world's largest porphyry copper-gold-molybdenum deposits. The Cascade Magmatic Arc hosts a number of significant porphyry Cu-Au and Mo deposits in Washington State, and Alaska (Glacier Peak and Margaret, and Quartz Hill respectively) but remains largely unexplored in British Columbia.

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

SOURCE Miocene Metals Limited

For further information:

Please visit the Miocene Metal's website at www.miocenemetals.com, or contact:
Linda Zubal, Investor Relations
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext. 247
Email: lzubal@miocenemetals.com

Ron Poirier, Investor Relations
Tel: (705) 682-9297 ext 263
Email: rpoirier@miocenemetals.com

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