Ethiopian Potash Corp.

Ethiopian Potash Corp.

August 22, 2011 11:30 ET

EPC Drilling Intersects Potash Horizons on Its 481km² Danakil Project, Ethiopia

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2011) - Ethiopian Potash Corp. (the "Company " or "EPC") (TSX VENTURE:FED)(TSX VENTURE:FED.WT) is pleased to announce that it has completed five (5) holes and drilling of Hole 6 is ongoing with total drilling through 1,000 metres to date, of the planned 15,000 metre diamond drill program on its 481km² Danakil Project, Ethiopia.

All of the holes intersected the regional Danakil Potash Formation and all holes intersected potash mineralization.

The holes were drilled along the western edge of the Danakil and targeted the on strike continuation of the Musley potash deposit. The drill core has been logged and selected intersections have been reviewed by Ercosplan who confirmed the intersection as being part of the Regional Danakil Potash bearing sequence and that potash mineralization was observed in the drill core. The drill core has been sampled and the samples are being processed for analysis. Drilling is continuing is the southwest corner of the Property in an area of historic drilling.

Mr. Wahl President and CEO of EPC stated "I am extremely pleased with the drilling results and looks forward to receiving the assay results which will be released on receipt. Ethiopian Potash looks forward to having a steady stream of news to disseminate in the Autumn."

About Ethiopian Potash Corp.

Ethiopian Potash Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FED)(TSX VENTURE:FED.WT) is a Canadian company based in Toronto, Ontario, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Potash controls 481 sq km of shallow mineralization potash development concessions in the fairway of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia. The Company has an existing 128 mil tonne resource at 21% potash and is intent on aggressively fast-tracking its properties to production.

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