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Press release from CNW Group

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces promotion of Spencer Thunell to CFO

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces promotion of Spencer Thunell to CFO07:00 EST Wednesday, January 09, 2013TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - EPM Mining Ventures Inc. (TSXV: EPK) (OTCQX: EPMMF) ("EPM" or the "Company") today announced the promotion of Interim Chief Financial Officer Spencer Thunell to the permanent post of CFO, where he will continue to report to CEO Lance D'Ambrosio. Mr. Thunell joined the Company as its Director of Finance and Controller, and has served as the Interim CFO since August 23, 2011.Lance D'Ambrosio, Chief Executive Officer of EPM, said; "We are very pleased to announce Spence's permanent appointment as our CFO. His diverse background and experience, dedication, and exemplary combination of business judgment, professional skills and integrity have solidified Spence's role as an integral member of our management team.Since joining the Company nearly two years ago, Mr. Thunell has participated in, and overseen, many significant milestones including the design and implementation of the Company's accounting policies and procedures, its transition from Canadian GAAP to International Financial Reporting Standards, as well as initiation of trading on the TSX Venture Exchange and OTCQX International.  Mr. Thunell holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in accounting and is a certified public accountant.About EPM Mining VenturesEPM, through its wholly owned subsidiary Peak Minerals Inc., controls directly or through agreement, mineral leases on more than 124,000 acres on the Sevier Dry Lake property in Millard County, Utah. EPM is targeting the future development and production of Sulfate of Potash (SOP), a premium priced fertilizer used with special crops and soil types, through a cost-effective solar evaporation methodology.For more information on the Company, please visit our web site at www.epmmining.com.Neither 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.SOURCE: EPM Mining Ventures Inc.For further information: Lance D'Ambrosio Chief Executive Officer EPM Mining (801) 485-0223 Patrick Piette TMX Equicom (416) 815-0700 ext. 267 ppiette@equicomgroup.com