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Black Iron to Release Bankable Feasibility Study for the Shymanivske Iron Ore Project and Host Conference Call on January 23, 2014

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/14 -- Black Iron Inc. ("Black Iron" or the "Company") (TSX:BKI)(FRANKFURT:BIN) plans to release the results of its Current Bankable Feasibility Study ("BFS") for its wholly- owned Shymanivske Iron Ore Project in Kriyviy Rih, Ukraine prior to market open on January 23, 2014.

Black Iron continues to advance its Shymanivske Project and de-risk its pathway to production. As previously announced in September and October 2013 and earlier this month, the Company recently secured access to all three major infrastructure requirements for a successful iron ore producer including: 20 million tonnes per annum of rail capacity; 140 megawatts of power; and more than 9.5 million tonnes per annum of port capacity. In addition, as announced earlier in January, Black Iron has obtained all regulatory approvals to complete its strategic development arrangement with Metinvest B.V., Ukraine's largest company and a top 10 iron ore producer globally, a partnership that will provide significant capital and resources towards development of the Project. This strategic arrangement was originally announced on July 23, 2013 and is expected to close within two months.

Following the release of the BFS, there will be an analyst and shareholder conference call with webcast at 8:30am EST on the same day. To participate in the call please dial the following:

International: +1 647 788 4901

Toll Free North America: 1 877 201 0168

To register and listen to the webcast of the call, please go visit Black Iron's website at www.blackiron.com.

About Black Iron

Black Iron is an iron ore exploration and development company, advancing its 100 percent-owned Shymanivske project located in Kryviy Rih, Ukraine. This project contains an NI 43-101 compliant resource, with 645.8 Mt Measured and Indicated mineral resources, consisting of 355.1 Mt Measured mineral resources grading 32.0% Total iron and 19.5% Magnetic iron, and Indicated mineral resources of 290.7 Mt grading 31.1% Total iron and 17.9% Magnetic iron, using a cut-off grade of 10% Magnetic iron. Additionally, the project contains 188.3 Mt of Inferred mineral resources grading 30.1% Total iron and 18.4% Magnetic iron. The project is surrounded by five other operating mines, including ArcelorMittal's iron ore complex. The Company believes that existing infrastructure, including access to power, rail and port facilities, will allow for a quick development timeline to production. Further, the Company holds an exploration permit for the adjacent Zelenivske project, which it intends to further explore to determine its potential. Please visit the Company's website at www.blackiron.com, follow us on Facebook: BlackIronInc or Twitter: @BlackIronBKI or write us at [email protected] for more information.

The technical and scientific contents of this press release have been prepared under the supervision of and have been reviewed and approved by Matt Simpson, P.Eng, President and CEO of Black Iron Inc., who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101. For further information, please see the technical report of the Company, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the timing of delivery of the Updated BFS and its conclusions, the development potential of the Company and its projects, the timing and amount of future exploration and development of the project, receipt of necessary approvals, and the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or by the use of words or phrases that state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on known facts at the time. Forward-looking information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company and/or its subsidiaries to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this press release, including, without limitation those described in the Company's public disclosure documents which may be found under the Company's profile on SEDAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in such forward-looking information, there may be other factors that may cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize or should assumptions underlying such forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievements may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. The forward-looking information contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update or review such information or statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results of otherwise, except as required by law.

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