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Press release from CNW Group

Anaconda Mining makes $500,000 principal payment on outstanding debt

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Anaconda Mining makes $500,000 principal payment on outstanding debt07:00 EDT Thursday, March 29, 2012TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or "the Company") - (TSX: ANX) is pleased to announce, on March 28, 2012, it made principal payments against the outstanding Convertible Loan, Series I Debentures and Series II Debentures, which had an opening, aggregate balance of $6,900,000 (collectively, the "Loans"). The principal payments totaled $500,360 (approximately 7% of the outstanding balance of the Loans) and were divided pro rata across the Loans.President and CEO, Dustin Angelo, stated, "This is a very important milestone in our goal of paying off our high cost debt.  It provides tangible evidence of the Company's ability to service its debt load through operational cash flow. Pine Cove is performing well and, along with proceeds from our Chile transaction, we expect to cut our interest bearing debt nearly in half by May 31, 2012."ABOUT ANACONDAHeadquartered in Toronto, Canada, Anaconda is a growth oriented, gold mining and exploration company with a producing asset located on the Baie Verte Peninsula in Newfoundland, Canada called the Pine Cove mine.FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSThis document contains or refers to forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and/or assumptions in respect of future production, mine development costs, unit costs, capital costs, timing of commencement of operations and future economic, market and other conditions, and is based on current expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to: the final approval of the private placement by the Toronto Stock Exchange; the grade and recovery of ore which is mined varying from estimates; capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; inflation; changes in exchange rates; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of the any project caused by unavailability of equipment, labour or supplies, climatic conditions or otherwise; termination or revision of any debt financing; failure to raise additional funds required to finance the completion of a project; and other factors. Additionally, forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans," "may," "estimates," "expects," "indicates," "targeting," "potential" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Anaconda's beliefs in the potential mineralization, are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update them or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. For further information: Anaconda Mining Inc. Dustin AngeloPresident and CEO (647) 260-1248  Email:  Company website: