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October 15, 2012 11:03 ET

With Russia, China Pouring Money Into Gold, Junior Miners Such as Santo Mining Corp. (SANP) Could Benefit

NEWARK, DELAWARE--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - Over the centuries, gold has retained its shine as a store of value in even the rockiest of times. Aggressive buying and accumulation of gold by China and Russia indicate that two of the world's most influential economies are hedging their bets against economic problems in the Eurozone and the U.S.—and hedging themselves out of the world's two major currencies in the process.

By some estimates, China has added about 500 tons of gold to their reserves in the past seven months. Based on World Gold Council figures, Russian President Vladimir Putin has more than doubled the country's gold reserves since 2007, adding approximately half a billion dollars' worth each month. Officially speaking, China and Russia hold 2% and 9% of their nations wealth in gold, respectively, but even these figures are tough to verify—and could be much higher.

In some respects, the move into gold—and therefore out of the U.S. dollar and Euro—by two of the world's power players is troubling. But for savvy investors, following the lead of the Chinese panda and Russian bear could be a profitable venture. In times of global crisis, or even a larger financial collapse, physical assets in the form of gold could be an investor's saving grace.

When it comes to precious metals investing, there is considerable debate between the benefits of owning physical metal versus ETFs and mutual funds versus mining companies. Many analysts believe, however, that mining firms have lagged the rising price of gold and therefore offer the most outsized opportunity. And in particular, the juniors could be the fastest to snap back as prices continue an upward march and seniors seek to employ capital and forego exploration costs.

One junior gold exploration firm, Santo Mining Corp. (SANP), could be just the ticket to address the burgeoning demand for gold, not just from Chinese and Russian buyers, but those from around the world. Based in the Dominican Republic, the company has moved decisively to acquire three high-potential claims within the gold region that are already being successfully mined by majors such as Goldcorp (GG) and Newmont Mining (NEM). Known as the Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc, it is a volcanic belt running the width of the island and containing significant reserves of gold and silver as well as industrial metals. Santo Mining, just in the early stages of development, has hunkered in alongside some of the biggest names in the business—and could benefit accordingly.

About Santo Mining Corporation

Santo Mining Corporation is an aggressive junior minerals exploration and development company, based in the Dominican Republic. The company is actively acquiring and exploring its properties, which are strategically located in the prolific and highly prospective Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc area in the Dominican Republic. A detailed description of the Company's activities is available at SantoMining.com.

Further information on the Company and its filings can be found at www.sec.gov.

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