November 5, 2008 – Vancouver, British Columbia. Merit Mining Corp. (TSX-V:MEM) announces that a director of the Company, Lars Marius Furu, passed away suddenly on November 4, 2008.  The Company and its Board extend their deepest sympathies to Lars Marius’ family.

Merit Mining Corp.

Signed “Fred Sveinson”

Fred Sveinson, President & CEO

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Fred Sveinson at (604) 694-2344

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