San Anton Resource Corporation

San Anton Resource Corporation

August 18, 2010 09:01 ET

San Anton Announces Company Update on Proposed Business Combination With Kings Minerals

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2010) - San Anton Resource Corporation (TSX:SNN) is pleased to provide an update on its proposed business combination with Kings Minerals NL pursuant to which Kings Minerals would acquire all of the San Anton common shares it does not own in consideration for Kings Minerals ordinary shares on the basis of two and one-half (2.5) Kings Minerals shares for each San Anton share. No fractional Kings shares will be delivered to any San Anton shareholder and any fractional shares will be rounded down to the nearest whole number.

As previously announced, a special meeting of the Company's shareholders to seek approval for the business combination will be held on August 30, 2010. The business combination is subject to approval by the shareholders of San Anton and Kings Minerals, including approval by a majority of San Anton's minority shareholders. Details of the proposed business combination are set out in the information circular of the Company prepared in connection with the shareholders meeting which was mailed with related materials to the Company's shareholders on August 6, 2010. The information circular and related materials have also been filed on SEDAR and are available under the Company's profile at

The Company would like to invite its shareholders to contact John Cook, President and CEO, with any questions related to the proposed business combination. Mr. Cook can be reached at 416-987-0856 or 416-200-8073.

The TSX has not approved or disapproved the contents of this press release, nor has it in any way passed on the merits of the proposed business combination.

About San Anton Resource Corporation

San Anton Resource Corporation is an exploration and development company that is listed on the TSX and is totally focused on the mining friendly jurisdiction of Mexico. The Company's principal asset is a 64% interest in the San Anton Property (Goldcorp 36%), which hosts the near-surface Cerro del Gallo gold-silver-copper deposit. The Property is located in a historic gold-silver mining district and has only recently been subjected to modern exploration techniques. This work quickly identified several targets and has led to the delineation of a NI 43-101 Measured & Indicated Mineral Resource of 461 million tonnes grading 0.27g/t gold (3.9Moz), 11g/t silver (163Moz) and 0.11% copper (1.09Blb) and an Inferred Mineral Resource of 166 million tonnes grading 0.11g/t gold (0.6Moz), 7 g/t silver (39Moz) and 0.10% copper (0.36Blb). Within the overall deposit, there is a 'gold domain zone' containing Measured & Indicated Mineral Resource of 209 million tonnes grading 0.48g/t gold (3.2Moz) and 11g/t silver (71Moz) and within this zone, there is a relatively higher grade gold resource defined at surface. The deposit remains open in several directions. On March 2, 2010, San Anton announced a highly encouraging US$259 million net free cash flow, US$415/oz production cost "base case" scoping study finding for the Cerro del Gallo project. On July 30, 2010, San Anton announced the completion of a rights offering under which it issued 22,080,351 common shares at a price of $0.15 per share for gross proceeds to the Company of $3,312,052.

This News Release includes certain "forward-looking statements". All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding potential mineralization and reserves, exploration results, and future plans and objectives of San Anton are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations of San Anton are detailed from time to time in the filings made by San Anton with securities regulators.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

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