TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2013) - Nitinat Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NZZ) (the "Corporation") announces that Mr. Robert James Maddigan has been appointed to the board of directors.

Mr. Maddigan received a Bachelor of Science, Engineering, from the University of Alberta in 1986. He is a professional engineer and has held various positions with private and public companies. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Maddigan was the owner and Chief Executive Officer of FSC International, a private company that was engaged in the design, build and construction of various projects in Russia with an aggregate value of $450 million. Mr. Maddigan was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Taman Petroleum, the Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary with oil and gas interests in Russia. Mr. Maddigan has and continues to serve as a director, officer and/or consultant to various public junior mining companies.

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