Orex Minerals Inc.
TSX VENTURE : REX

Orex Minerals Inc.

February 17, 2012 18:54 ET

Orex Grants Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) - Orex Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:REX) ("Orex") announces that it has granted incentive stock options to investor relations consultant Sigorex Management GmbH to purchase 75,000 shares in the capital of Orex for a period of two years at $0.74 per share, being the closing price of the Orex shares today. The options will vest at 25% per quarter over a period of twelve months and will be fully vested by February 17, 2013.

Orex has also granted incentive stock options to directors and officers to purchase 1,425,000 shares in the capital of Orex for a period of five years at $0.74 per share. The options will vest immediately.

Orex Minerals Inc.

Gary Cope, President

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This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, use of proceeds, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements, and Orex undertakes no obligation to update such statements, except as required by law.

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