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 March 14, 2011
Rockex Appoints Armando Plastino as a director.

 TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - 03/14/11) - Rockex Mining Corporation ("Rockex"
or the "Corporation") (TSX:RXM - News) is pleased to announce the appointment of
Armando Plastino as a director of Rockex, subject to regulatory approval.

Armando Plastino recently retired as the Chief Executive Officer of Essar
Global's Canadian subsidiary, Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste Marie,
Ontario, after a career spanning nearly 39 years. Mr. Plastino was Chief
Executive Officer of Essar Steel Algoma Inc. from April 2009 until his
retirement in December 2010. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer (from
April 2008 until April 2009) and Vice President Operations (from March 2001
until April 2008). He will be continuing as a director of Essar Steel Algoma
Inc. He is a 1972 graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.

"We are pleased to have Armando join our team at Rockex," said Pierre Gagne,
Chairman of Rockex. "His extensive experience in the steel industry, especially
as a consumer of large quantities of iron ore, will significantly enhance the
depth of our board in those areas. His understanding of the complexities of
long-term iron ore and pellet contracts, as well as the spot market, will prove
to be an invaluable asset to Rockex. He also has insights into mining operations
and mine development, as Algoma has previously owned and operated iron ore mines
in Northern Ontario to supply its integrated steel mill in Sault Ste. Marie. We
are delighted to welcome him to the Board."

The Corporation also announced that today the board of directors approved the
grant of options, pursuant to its stock option plan, to the directors, officers
and certain consultants of the Corporation to purchase a total of 3,410,000
common shares of the Corporation at an exercise price of $1.00 per share. (The
market price of the common shares of the Corporation calculated in accordance
with the rules of the Toronto Stock Exchange is $0.92 per share on the date
hereof, being the volume weighted average trading price of the Corporation's
shares on the exchange for the past five trading days.) The options have a term
of five years subject to earlier termination in accordance with the
Corporation's stock option plan.

About Rockex Mining Corporation

Rockex Mining Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Rockex Limited,
is a mineral exploration company based in Thunder Bay, Ontario focused on
discovering and developing significant iron resources in Northwestern Ontario,
Canada. Rockex Limited has a 100% direct interest in the Western Lake St. Joseph
Iron Project, consisting of 23 contiguous mining claims covering a nominal area
of approximately 5,392 hectares located approximately 100 kilometres northeast
of Sioux Lookout and 80 kilometres south-southwest of Pickle Lake. In December
2010, Rockex Limited received a National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 Mineral
Resources Estimate (the "Mineral Resources") for its Eagle Island deposit (the
"Eagle Island Deposit") in its 100%-owned Western Lake St. Joseph Iron Ore
Project concluding that, at an 18% Soluble Iron cut-off grade, there are
Indicated Mineral Resources of 590,847,000 tonnes grading 28.84% Fe and Inferred
Mineral Resources of 415,757,000 tonnes grading 29.47% Fe in the Eagle Island
Deposit (see press release dated December 17, 2010). In addition, Rockex Limited
holds a 100% interest in three other iron projects in relative close proximity
to Rockex Limited's Western Lake St. Joseph Project: (i) East Soules Bay, a
property consisting of 3 contiguous mining claims (768 hectares) in and along
the eastern end of Lake St. Joseph, approximately 40 kilometres east of Rockex'
Western Lake St. Joseph Iron Project, (ii) the Doran Lake Property consisting of
4 contiguous mining claims (832 hectares) in and along the north shore of Doran
Lake, south of Lake St. Joseph, approximately midway between the Western Lake
St. Joseph Iron Project and the East Soules Bay Project and (iii) the Root Lake
Project, a property consisting of 4 contiguous claims (832 hectares),
approximately 100 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout near the central part of
Lake St. Joseph. Rockex Limited also holds an option to acquire a 100% interest
in 5 claims covering 1,024 hectares in close proximity to the central part of
Lake St. Joseph - the Root Bay Project. Please visit the Corporation's website
at www.rockexmining.com.

Neither IIROC nor any stock exchange or other securities regulatory authority
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Rockex Mining Corporation
Pierre Gagne
Chairman of the Board
807 623-0661
Rockex Mining Corporation
580 New Vickers Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7E 6P1

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