December 17, 2009

MetalCorp Limited Announces Completion of Second Tranche of $1,500,000 Non-Brokered Private Placement of Flow-Through Units

Toronto, Ontario, Canada (December 17, 2009) - MetalCorp Limited (TSX-V: MTC) is pleased to announce that it successfully completed the second tranche of its previously announced $1,500,000 private placement (the "Private Placement") (see MetalCorp's news releases dated December 10, 2009 and December 16, 2009). An aggregate of 3,459,053 units "Units") were sold today to subscribers at $0.185 per Unit for gross proceeds of $639,925.17 (the "Second Tranche"). Each Unit is comprised of one flow-through common share and one-half of a flowthrough common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant (a "Warrant") entitles the holder to purchase one non-flow-through common share at any time for a period of two years, at a price of $0.35 in the first year and $0.45 in the second year.

A finder received as compensation of $7,050 cash commission and 38,108 finder's warrants, being 3.0% of the aggregate subscription amount and 3% of the aggregate number of Units, respectively, sourced by such finder. Each finder's warrant entitles the holder to purchase for a period of two years one non-flow-through common share and one-half of a non-flow-through Warrant for a price of $0.185.

The gross proceeds to MetalCorp from the Private Placement will be used to fund exploration expenses which qualify as "Canadian Exploration Expenses" (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) in connection with MetalCorp's projects in Ontario, including its BL14 copper/zinc project at its Big Lake property and at its projects at its Hemlo East and Pickle Lake gold properties. All the securities issued pursuant to this Second Tranche are subject to a four (4) month hold period.

MetalCorp Limited is a mineral exploration company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario with gold and base metal projects in the Canadian Shield of Northern Ontario, Canada, one of the most prolific mineral districts in the world. The projects, with a total area of more than 85,000 acres, include the Hemlo East, Dorset, Pickle Lake, Black Bear and Keezhik Lake gold properties, the Big Lake copper-zinc-silver-gold property, and the North Rock copper-nickel-platinum property. Following the closing of this Second Tranche, MetalCorp has 56,349,471 common shares outstanding and approximately $1.1 million in cash and no long-term debt. To find out more about MetalCorp visit our website at www.metalcorp.ca.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the securities in any jurisdiction. The common shares and the Warrants comprising the Units or issuable upon exercise of the Warrants and finder's warrants will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

This Press Release contains forward-looking statements, including the size and use of the proceeds of the Private Placement that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including market conditions. Actual events or results could differ materially from MetalCorp's forward-looking statements and expectations herein.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Naomi Nemeth
President and CEO
MetalCorp Limited
+1 (416) 363-9428
naomi(dot)nemeth(at)metalcorp(dot)ca

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