Yellowhead Mining Inc.
TSX VENTURE : YMI

Yellowhead Mining Inc.

April 15, 2011 12:07 ET

Yellowhead Mining Announces Closing of Over-Allotment Option and Non-Brokered Private Placement of Units

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) -

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Yellowhead Mining Inc. (TSX VENTURE:YMI) ("Yellowhead" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the remaining portion of the over-allotment option previously granted to the syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including Clarus Securities Inc., Jennings Capital Inc. and Stonecap Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"). Pursuant to the over-allotment option, the Underwriters elected to purchase the remaining 1,740,345 units of the Company at a price of $1.45 per unit for gross proceeds of $2,523,500 (the "Option"). The Option was made available as part of the bought deal private placement announced on March 14, 2011.

Pursuant to a pre-emptive right granted by the Company to Anthill Resources Ltd. ("Anthill"), Anthill has elected to subscribe for 1,294,632 units under an offering by the Company at a price of $1.45 per unit for gross proceeds of $1,877,216. In total, the Company has issued 17,164,632 units of the Company pursuant to the bought deal private placement and the Anthill subscription (together, the "Offering") for total gross proceeds of $24,888,716 to the Company.

The proceeds of the Offering will be used for exploration and development of the Company's Harper Creek project and for general working capital purposes.

The Underwriters received a total cash commission of 6% of the gross proceeds of the Option and 3% on the gross proceeds of the Anthill subscription and were issued a total of 104,421 underwriter's warrants (the "Underwriter's Warrants"). Each Underwriter's Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at a price of $1.45 per Common Share prior to April 15, 2013.

All securities issued pursuant to the Option and the Anthill subscription are subject to customary securities legislation hold periods and will not become freely tradeable until August 16, 2011.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the Securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

About Yellowhead Mining Inc.

Yellowhead has a 100% interest in the Harper Creek Project, (subject to the payment of a 3% NSR royalty capped at $2.5 million, adjusted for inflation and an additional 2.5% NSR royalty on an estimated 3.3 million tonnes of ore which is expected to be mined beginning in year nine within the NI 43-101 resource). The Harper Creek Project is a large copper-gold-silver project located in south-central British Columbia, approximately 150 kilometres by highway from Kamloops.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, including, among others, the accuracy of mineral grades and related assumptions, inherent operating risks, planned expenditures, proposed exploration and development at the Harper Creek Project, operating and economic aspects of the Harper Creek Project, as well as those risk factors identified in the Filing Statement filed under the Company's SEDAR profile. Yellowhead undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change except as required by law. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. More detailed information about potential factors that could affect financial results is included in the documents filed from time to time with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities by Yellowhead.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. 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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