Ascot Resources Ltd.

Ascot Resources Ltd.

July 12, 2012 16:05 ET

Ascot Resources Ltd.: Premier/Dilworth Option Agreements Extended to 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2012) - Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AOT) is pleased to announce that its Premier and Dilworth option agreements have been extended by one year, the latest Closing Date now becomes October 1, 2014. In order to maintain its options until 2014, Ascot will have to make option payments in 2013 on the agreement anniversary dates, $900,000 for the Premier and $600,000 for the Dilworth. The final option payments due in 2014 will be reduced by $1.4 million.

Ascot commenced drilling for 2012 in early May. At the same time, the Company announced an initial independent resource estimate for part of the Big Missouri area of the Premier property.

The focus of the 2012 program will be to better define known areas of higher grade gold intersections both within the Big Missouri area and other parts of the property with historic resources.

The Company's proposed financing announced June 4, 2012 has been terminated due to market conditions.


John A. Toffan, President and Director

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