CHIEFTAIN METALS ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Chieftain Metals Inc. ("Chieftain Metals" or "the Company") (TSX: CFB) is pleased to announce that Mr. Keith Boyle, P.Eng., has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, effective February 7, 2011 and Mr. Clive Creaney as Project Manager, effective January 1, 2011.

Mr. Victor Wyprysky, President and CEO, stated "We are very pleased to welcome both Mr. Boyle and Mr. Creaney to the Chieftain Metals team. Mr. Boyle's strong operating, technical and planning expertise coupled with Mr. Creaney's 35 year project construction background will strengthen and complement the senior management team at Chieftain Metals, as we advance the Tulsequah Project to production. Both of these individuals bring a wealth of project expertise that is directly applicable to the Tulsequah Project."

Mr. Boyle has over 25 years of experience in mine development, operations and corporate development. Prior to joining Chieftain Metals, Mr. Boyle most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Alexis Minerals Corp. where he successfully led the completion of three NI 43-101 feasibility studies, completed the construction and development of the Lac Herbin mine and implemented a comprehensive safe production system.  Prior to Alexis Minerals Mr. Boyle was Manager, Business Development for Dynatec Corporation and has previous management expertise in various types of operations with Dynatec, Inco, Placer Dome and Aur Resources. Mr. Boyle is a Professional Engineer (Ontario and Quebec) and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Alberta.

Mr. Creaney has over 35 years of varied and well-rounded experience in the project construction field, 30 of which were with Placer Dome Technical Services where he supervised and managed all of Placer Dome's construction projects both in Canada and internationally.  Prior to joining Chieftain Metals Mr. Creaney served as Project Manager, Construction at Yukon Zinc's Wolverine Project.  Prior to Yukon Zinc, Mr. Creaney was Assistant Project Manager on the Galore Creek Project.

About Chieftain Metals Inc.

Chieftain Metals Inc.'s principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, the Company's business has focused entirely on the acquisition, and thereafter the development, of the Tulsequah Polymetallic Project, in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. The Tulsequah Project consists of 38 mineral claims and Crown-grants covering approximately 14,220 hectares and covers two previously producing mines. For more information on the Tulsequah Project, please refer to the Company's NI 43-101 compliant technical reports, "Tulsequah Chief Deposit, Tulsequah Chief Property, Northern British Columbia" and "Big Bull Project, Tulsequah Chief Property, Technical Report, Northern British Columbia", each dated as of November 8, 2010 and available under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Forward-Looking Information:

This press release includes forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of the Company. The words 'expect', 'believe', 'will', 'intend', 'estimate' and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to vary or to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward looking statements, including but not limited to the factors described in greater detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's final prospectus dated December 16, 2010. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions, including assumptions regarding general market conditions, the availability of financing for proposed transactions and programs on reasonable terms and the availability of outside service providers to deliver services in a satisfactory and timely manner. These factors and assumptions are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors and assumptions that could affect the Company; however, these factors and assumptions should be considered carefully by readers. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as expressly required by law.

SOURCE Chieftain Metals Inc.

For further information:

Victor Wyprysky
President and CEO
Telephone: (416) 644-6000 ext. 650
Email: vw@chieftainmetals.com

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