Premium Exploration Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PEM
OTCQX : PMMEF

Premium Exploration Inc.

August 31, 2012 17:47 ET

Premium Closes $500,000 Non-Brokered Private Placement With Osisko Mining Corporation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 31, 2012) - Premium Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PEM)(OTCQX:PMMEF) ("Premium" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective August 30, 2012 it has closed a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") with Osisko Mining Corporation (TSX:OSK) for 7,142,857 units (each a "Unit") of the Company to raise gross proceeds of $500,000 at a price of $0.07 per share.

Each Unit is comprised of one common share (a "Share") and one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional Share of the Company at a price of $0.20 per Share for a period of 3 years from the date of issuance.

In connection with the Private Placement, a non-cash commission was paid comprised of broker warrants entitling the holder to acquire 3,000,000 Shares of the Company at a price of $0.15 per Share for a period of two years from the date of issuance.

The securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of issuance expiring on December 31, 2012.

The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be for the advancement of the Company's Idaho Gold Project and for additional working capital.

About Premium Exploration Inc.

Premium is focused on gold exploration at its district-sized land package along the Orogrande Shear Zone (the "OSZ") in North-Central Idaho, USA. The OSZ is a 30+ km regionally significant trending structure with multiple know zones of gold mineralization and, similar to many large gold belts, like the Carlin Trend in Nevada. Armed with a proven exploration strategy, 30 km of drill-ready targets, Premium is well positioned to create shareholder value through the exploration and development of this emerging gold district. For additional information, please visit us at www.premiumexploration.com.

This press release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Security Exchange Act of 1934, and involves a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com in accordance with the policies and requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities law. All statements, other than of historical fact, included herein 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. There are no assurances that the Company can fulfill such Forward- Looking Statements and the Company undertakes no obligation to update such statements.

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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