Halo Resources Ltd.

Halo Resources Ltd.

July 19, 2012 07:00 ET

Halo Relinquishes Interest in Duport Property

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 19, 2012) - Halo Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:HLO)(FRANKFURT:HRLN) ("Halo" or the "Company") wishes to advise that it has received notification from Hays Lake Gold Inc. ("Hays Lake") terminating its option to earn a further 24% interest (for a total 75% interest) in the Duport Property, located near Kenora, Ontario.

As a result of this decision by Hays Lake to terminate its option, the Company has determined to relinquish its entire interest in the Duport Property to Sheridan. The Company expects to record a pre-tax write-down of approximately $4.0 million, net of the $8.0 million redeemable preferred shares.

The Company originally acquired a 100% interest in the Duport Property in February 2005 from the Sheridan Platinum Group ("Sheridan"). As partial consideration the Company had issued $8.0 million in redeemable preferred shares which were to be redeemed no later than November 1, 2012. In October 2008 the Company entered into an option agreement with Hays Lake whereby Hays Lake had subsequently earned its 51% interest in the Duport Property.


Marc Cernovitch, President & CEO

About Halo Resources Ltd.

Halo is a Canadian-based resource company with base metal and gold assets. The Sherridon VMS Property is a combination of mature and grassroots volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) copper, zinc and gold exploration opportunities covering over 20 square kilometers. A 2010 NI43-101 compliant copper-zinc resource, for four of the known deposits in the district, included Indicated Resources of 6.5 million tonnes grading 0.85% copper and 1.22% zinc and Inferred Resources of 15.9 million tonnes grading 0.68% copper and 0.84 % zinc. HudBay holds options on half of the Sherridon VMS Property to earn 51% and controls 19% of the Company's shares. The Company has a 60:40 joint venture partnership with Red Lake Gold Mines Partnership (RLGMP), a partnership between Goldcorp Canada Ltd. and Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G)(NYSE:GG) at West Red Lake covering 4,400 hectares. The Company is operated by an experienced management team with a growth strategy to develop a diversified portfolio of advanced mining projects.

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