SOURCE: Franklin Mining, Inc.

Franklin Mining, Inc.

February 09, 2010 08:49 ET

Franklin Receives a $32 Million Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 9, 2010) - Franklin Mining, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: FMNJ) (FRANKFURT: FMJ) Chairman, CEO and President William Petty is pleased to announce that after many months of negotiation and an exhaustive due diligence process, he has secured an agreement providing the company with a $32 million funding.

"When I was appointed CEO and President in September 2007, Franklin was a company with limited opportunities, no well-defined projects. Today, Franklin is a well-respected company with two exceptionally viable mining opportunities in Bolivia," said CEO William Petty. "With funds that are now available, I can see that Franklin will soon bring an unprecedented level of economic development to both of our current projects. I can see that Franklin now has the opportunity to rapidly implement a focused plan for expanding both our Escala joint-venture and our Turiri operating agreement."

Additional information detailing plans for implementing and expanding our Bolivian mining presence will be released in coming weeks. "There are a few remaining items to be finalized before I am able to release full details for our new funding," Mr. Petty continued. "But I can announce that it may be necessary to again increase outstanding common shares to accommodate these funds. I do not yet know how much and under what terms, but will report those details as soon as possible."

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