Passport Potash Inc.

TSX VENTURE : PPI
OTCQX : PPRTF


Passport Potash Inc.

November 15, 2012 08:30 ET

Passport Potash Inc. Announces $12,500,000 Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2012) - Passport Potash Inc. ("Passport" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:PPI)(OTCQX:PPRTF) is pleased to announce that is has arranged a non-brokered fully subscribed private placement for 69,444,444 Units at a price of $0.18. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.25 for a period of five years. Finders' fees may be paid in certain instances. The proceeds from the private placement will be used for property payments, general working capital and the exploration program of the Company. The foregoing is subject to regulatory approval.

"This financing is a significant step towards meeting our near and medium term funding needs, including the preliminary economic assessment and pre-feasibility studies," commented Joshua Bleak, Passport's president and CEO. "As we proceed forward we will explore all funding mechanisms to raise the capital necessary to complete this project."

About Passport Potash Inc.

Passport Potash Inc. is a publicly traded corporation engaged in the exploration and development of advanced potash properties with its major focus on a previously explored potash property in Arizona. Passport has acquired a strategic position in the Holbrook Basin with land holdings encompassing over 121,000 acres. Passport has also entered into a joint exploration agreement with the Hopi Indian Tribe to work toward developing over 13,000 acres of contiguous privately held Hopi land.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Passport Potash Inc.

Joshua Bleak, President

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: statements with respect to the effect and estimated timeline of the drilling and assay results on the Company; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of exploration; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting ; government regulation of mining operations; potential future expansion of the PFNP; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; and title disputes or claims. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: unsuccessful exploration results; changes in metals prices; changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration; unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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