Lincoln Mining Corporation
TSX VENTURE : LMG

Lincoln Mining Corporation

December 16, 2011 15:10 ET

Lincoln Mining Announces Private Placement of Up to $100,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2011) -

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Lincoln Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LMG) ("Lincoln" or the "Company") announces its plans to conduct a non-brokered private placement of up to 909,090 units at a price of $0.11 per unit ("Units") for total proceeds of up to $100,000. Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company and one half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole purchase warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.22 per share for a period of two years from closing. No commissions or finders' fees were payable in connection with this private placement.

Lincoln intends to use the proceeds raised from the private placement to advance the work programs on its mineral projects and for general working capital purposes.

All securities issued under the private placement will be subject to a four month hold period from the closing date under applicable Canadian securities laws, in addition to such other restrictions as may apply under applicable securities laws of jurisdictions outside Canada. The private placement is subject to all necessary regulatory approvals including from the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company also announces that it has filed the technical report entitled "NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Pine Grove Project, Lyon County, Nevada" (the results of which were previously disclosed via news release dated December 8, 2011) on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The report is also available on our website at www.lincolnmining.com.

Lincoln Mining Corp. is a Canadian precious metals exploration and development company with several projects in various stages of exploration and development which include the Pine Grove gold property, the Oro Cruz gold property in California and the La Bufa gold-silver property in Mexico. In the United States, the Company operates under Lincoln Gold US Corp., a Nevada corporation.

On behalf of Lincoln Mining Corporation

Paul Saxton, President & CEO

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company's securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the 1933 Act and applicable state securities laws, or an exemption from such registration is available.

THIS PRESS RELEASE INCLUDES FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS OR INFORMATION. ALL STATEMENTS OTHER THAN STATEMENTS OF HISTORICAL FACT INCLUDED IN THIS RELEASE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, STATEMENTS REGARDING FUTURE PLANS AND OBJECTIVES OF LINCOLN 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 COMPANY'S PLANS OR EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE AVAILABILITY OF CAPITAL AND FINANCING IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMPANY'S PROPOSED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT, GENERAL ECONOMIC, MARKET OR BUSINESS CONDITIONS, FLUCTUATING METAL PRICES, REGULATORY CHANGES, TIMELINES OF GOVERNMENT OR REGULATORY APPROVALS AND OTHER RISKS DETAILED HEREIN AND FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE FILINGS MADE BY THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY MAKES ALL REASONABLE EFFORTS TO UPDATE ITS CORPORATE MATERIAL, DOCUMENTATION AND FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION ON A TIMELY BASIS.

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

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