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Press release from CNW Group

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. Announces New OTCQX Symbol

Friday, January 18, 2013

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. Announces New OTCQX Symbol07:00 EST Friday, January 18, 2013TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - EPM Mining Ventures Inc. ("EPM" or the "Company") announced today that it has obtained a new symbol (EPKMF) for trading on the OTCQX International. This new symbol is more closely aligned to the symbol used for trading of the Company's shares on the TSX Venture Exchange. (TSXV: EPK) (OTCQX: EPKMF) As a segment of the OTCQX marketplace, the OTCQX International is reserved for high-quality non-U.S. companies listed on a qualified stock exchange in their home country.Lance D'Ambrosio, Chief Executive Officer of EPM, said; "We are very pleased to have obtained our new symbol. Now our TSX Venture Exchange symbol, EPK, and our OTCQX symbol, EPKMF are similar and easier to remember. This should reduce confusion for all investors and result in enhanced liquidity and a more orderly retail market."The Company anticipates that trading will commence on the OTCQX on January 22, 2013 under the new symbol EPKMF. EPM will continue to trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under its existing symbol EPK. The previous OTCQX symbol for the Company, EPMMF, will remain active but now will be tied only to non-voting shares, which are convertible to voting shares on a one-to-one basis.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 Ventures Inc. (801) 485-0223 or Patrick Piette TMX Equicom (416) 815-0700 ext. 267 ppiette@equicomgroup.com