May 9, 2008 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Merit Mining Corp. reports that due to technical problems related to the date of the Company’s financial year end on the Company’s SEDAR profile, the Company was inadvertently placed on a delinquent filers list for its Annual Filings. This matter has been rectified with the British Columbia Securities Commission as the Company’s Annual Filings had, in fact, been filed in a timely manner.

Merit Mining Corp.
Signed “Fred Sveinson”
Fred Sveinson, President & CEO

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Fred Sveinson at (604) 694-2344

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