MRF 2008 Resource Limited Partnership - Closing February 14, 2008 - Maximum $100,000,000

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Middlefield Group, on behalf of MRF 2008
Resource Limited Partnership ("MRF 2008"), is pleased to announce that it has
filed a final prospectus relating to the initial public offering of MRF 2008
Units. The offering will be made in each of the provinces and territories of
Canada. The minimum offering size is $20 million and the maximum offering size
is $100 million. Closing is scheduled for February 14, 2008.
    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
    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.,
Berkshire Securities Inc., Canaccord Capital Corporation, Dundee Securities
Corporation, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Wellington
West Capital Inc., Blackmont Capital Inc., Middlefield Capital Corporation,
Desjardins Securities Inc. and Research Capital Corporation.

    Middlefield is a leading provider of flow-through share funds in Canada.
Since 1983, Middlefield has sponsored 40 public and private funds and has
acted as agent or manager for over $1.5 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.


    This press release is for informational purposes only and does not
constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy the securities referred
to herein. This offering is made by prospectus only and copies thereof may be
obtained from any of the dealers listed above as may lawfully offer these
securities in such province or territory or by contacting Middlefield
toll-free at 1.888.890.1868.

For further information:

For further information: please visit our website at
or contact Nancy Tham, Senior Vice-President, at (416) 847-5349 or

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