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Foran Notice of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

Friday, April 19, 2013

Foran Notice of Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

13:30 EDT Friday, April 19, 2013

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 19, 2013) - Foran Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:FOM) ("Foran" or the "Company") today announces that the Company will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders at 4:00 pm (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The meeting will be held at 120 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario.

Shareholders of record as of April 17, 2013 will be entitled to vote on the election of directors, appointment of auditors, and approval of the Company's stock option plan. The information circular with respect to the meeting is available at www.sedar.com.

Change in Financial Year-End

Foran also announces that it will change its financial year-end from September 30 to December 31. The change in year-end is being undertaken in order to make Foran's reporting periods coincide with those of the majority of its industry peers.

The Company's transition year will be the 15 month period ending December 31, 2013. The comparative period will be the 12 months ended September 30, 2012. The filing deadline for the transitional year financial statements is April 30, 2014. Further details can be found in the notice of change in year-end, which will be filed on SEDAR under the Company's profile.

About Foran Mining

Foran is a diversified exploration and development company with projects in the Flin Flon Mining Belt. The Company's flagship McIlvenna Bay Project is located in east central Saskatchewan, 65 kilometres west of Flin Flon, Manitoba and contains McIlvenna Bay, one of the largest undeveloped volcanogenic massive sulphide ("VMS") deposits in Canada.

On March 27, 2013, Foran announced an increased mineral resource estimate for McIlvenna Bay, with indicated resources of 13.9 million tonnes grading 1.96% copper equivalent (1.28% Cu, 2.67% Zn, 0.49 g/t Au, 17 g/t Ag) and an inferred resource of 11.3 million tonnes grading 2.01% copper equivalent (1.32% Cu, 2.97% Zn, 0.43 g/t Au, 17 g/t Ag). For additional information on McIlvenna Bay, see the Foran news release dated March 27, 2013 or the report entitled "Technical Report on the McIlvenna Bay Project, Saskatchewan, Canada" dated December 9, 2011 at www.sedar.com or www.foranmining.com.

Foran trades on the TSX.V under the symbol "FOM".

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company's future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as "believes", "anticipates", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan". Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results relating to, among other things, results of exploration, project development, reclamation and capital costs of the Company's mineral properties, and the Company's financial condition and prospects, could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements for many reasons such as: changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for minerals; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with the activities of the Company; and other matters discussed in this news release. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company's forward-looking statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company's forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except in accordance with applicable securities law.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

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.

Contact Information:
Foran Mining Corporation
Patrick Soares, President & CEO
409 Granville Street, Suite 904
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 1T2
416-847-7310


Foran Mining Corporation
Fiona Childe, VP, Corporate Development
120 Adelaide Street West, Suite 2500
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 1T1
416-847-7310
ir@foranmining.com

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