Newstrike Capital Inc.
TSX VENTURE : NES

Newstrike Capital Inc.

February 24, 2010 09:00 ET

Newstrike Capital Reactivation to TSX Venture Exchange and Conversion of Subscription Receipts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2010) - Newstrike Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NES) ("Newstrike" or "the Company")www.newstrikecapital.com – today announced that its common shares will be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") with effect as of Wednesday, February 24, 2010. The Company has met the requirements to list its common shares on the TSXV as a Tier 2 mining issuer, and the reactivation from the NEX to the TSXV has been approved. The Company's common shares will commence trading on the TSXV effective at the opening of the TSXV on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 under the symbol "NES".

In conjunction with the reactivation, Newstrike announces that the TSXV has accepted for filing the Company's September 30, 2009 technical report entitled "Geological Report and Summary of Field Examinations, Aurea Norte Project, Municipalities of Apaxtla, Cocula and Cuetzala del Progreso, Guerrero State, Mexico" (the "Technical Report"). The Technical Report, authored by R.A. Lunceford, M.Sc., CPG, was prepared in respect of the Aurea Norte property, owned 100% by Minera Aurea, S.A. de C.V., the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary. The Technical Report includes a recommended work program in respect of the Aurea Norte property with a proposed budget of $700,000. A copy of the Technical Report has been filed on SEDAR under Newstrike's profile.

In conjunction with the reactivation, an aggregate of 3,500,000 common shares of Newstrike were issued pursuant to the terms of subscription receipts issued as a part of Newstrike's private placement which closed January 20, 2010. Upon issuance of such shares, an aggregate of $1,400,000, plus interest, was released to Newstrike from escrow. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of from the subscription receipts to fund the work program outlined in the Technical Report and for working capital purposes.

Following completion of the reactivation and the issuance of shares pursuant to the subscription receipts, Newstrike has 67,012,877 shares outstanding.

About Newstrike (TSX VENTURE:NES)

Newstrike Capital Inc. is a gold-silver focused explorer, targeting known and historic mining districts in Mexico. Current management and directors co-discovered Goldcorp's and Teck's significant discoveries in Guerrero Gold Belt in Guerrero State, currently in advanced stages of exploration and production.

Newstrike holds a 100% interest in certain exploration properties in Mexico located within two established mining districts; the gold bearing oxidized iron skarn-porphyry camp of the Guerrero Gold Belt, and the polymetallic Ag-Au-Cu rich epithermal camp of the mining districts of Oaxaca State.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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