December 05, 2011

Mediterranean Resources Signs Letter Of Intent With Turkish Group To Sell A 20% Stake In Its Turkish Project And Advance EIA

Vancouver, B.C., - Mediterranean Resources Ltd. (TSX: MNR; Frankfurt: MHM1) (‘’Mediterranean’’) wishes to advise that it has entered into a Letter of Intent with  Lovet Tekstil Gida Turizm Org Ins. Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret A.S. (“Lovet”), a private Turkish company, whereby Lovet may purchase a 20% interest in Mediterranean’s Red Mountain (Kizildag) Project in north eastern Turkey. The Red Mountain Project includes the Tac and Corak associated licenses, but does not include the Company’s Celtik project. Lovet is a construction company based in Istanbul. It belongs to a larger economic grouping that includes interests in oil & gas exploration, textiles, hotels and property development.

Under the terms of the agreement, Lovet will undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Red Mountain project at its cost on behalf of Akdeniz Madencilik AS, Mediterranean’s wholly owned Turkish subsidiary, over the coming months. An EIA is a necessary step in the Turkish permitting process for progressing mining projects through to approval for mine construction. Lovet is also required to obtain the requisite Forestry permits and the Unsanitary Enterprise (GSM) permits.

Once approval for mine construction of the Red Mountain Project is received Lovet will have the right to subscribe for 20% of the expanded capital of Akdeniz in exchange for US$6.6m. On approval for mine construction Akdeniz will reimburse the technical cost of the EIA to Lovet.

In commenting upon the transaction, Mediterranean's Chairman, Dr. John Clarke noted "This is an ideal outcome for both parties as our new Turkish partner commits to the project at the point that it is known that permitting is in place with their risk being only the cost of the EIA. Meanwhile Mediterranean obtains an important Turkish investor as a partner, a long-held goal of the company. The deal brings substantial future funding for Akdeniz whilst managing the mine permitting with experienced local operators.’'

Mediterranean's CEO, Christopher Ecclestone added, "this transaction is reflective of the company's commitment to moving the Red Mountain project towards production as rapidly as possible, while minimizing dilution to existing shareholders, through innovative agreements such as that with Lovet. We look forward to working with our new Turkish partners on Red Mountain, and possibly on other projects, in Turkey."

Signed on behalf of the Board of Directors.

For further information please contact:

Christopher Ecclestone
Chief Executive Officer

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