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Encanto Announces Closing of Common Share Private Placement of $2.7 Million

Monday, April 08, 2013

Encanto Announces Closing of Common Share Private Placement of $2.7 Million

19:18 EDT Monday, April 08, 2013

TSXV:EPO

VANCOUVER, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO) (OTCQX: ENCTF) is pleased to announce the closing of the private placement of 7,950,000 common shares at a price of $0.34 per share for gross proceeds of $2,703,000 previously announced April 2, 2013.

A finders' fee of 5% of the gross proceeds was paid in connection with the financing.  The Company intends to use the proceeds to ensure the Feasibility Study on the Muskowekwan First Nation property and the associated infrastructure and logistics studies are funded to remain on track for a late 2013 completion date, as well as provide general working capital for the Company.  The securities issued in connection with this Offering are subject to a 4-month "hold period" as prescribed by the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities laws expiring August 9, 2013.

Pursuant to the private placement, Hamad Al-Wazzan of Plot 71 Jahra Road, Pepsi Cola St, Shuwaik, Kuwait acquired 7,350,000 common shares at $0.34 per common share which represent 2.57% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company following completion of the private placement.

As a result of the acquisition of securities described above, Hamad Al-Wazzan holds 7,350,000 common shares representing 2.57% of the current issued and outstanding common shares of the Company, and would own 37,350,000 common shares representing 11.81% on a partially diluted basis assuming the conversion of $7.5 million in convertible debentures.

The Company is advised that Hamad Al-Wazzan acquired these securities for investment purposes and has no present intention to acquire further securities of the Company, although he may in the future acquire or dispose of securities of the Company, through the market, privately or otherwise, as circumstances or market conditions warrant.  The exemption relied upon to acquire the securities was BC Instrument 72-503 on the basis that Mr. Al-Wazzan is not a resident of British Columbia and is not a resident of any other Canadian jurisdiction.  A copy of the early warning report required by National Instrument 62-103 has been provided to the Company and can be obtained by contacting the Company as indicated below.

About Encanto:

Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange listed and OTCQX traded Canadian resource company engaged in the development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing potash region in the world. Through a joint venture agreement with Muskowekwan Resources Ltd. ("MFN JV") on our flagship property, Encanto has a project land package, which totals approximately 61,000 largely contiguous acres. A Pre-Feasibility Study was released in February 2013 confirming Proven & Probable KCI Reserves totaling 162 MMt grading 28% which supports primary and secondary mining for over 50 years at an annual rate of 2.8 million tonnes.

The Company has a 100% interest in two additional potash properties in Saskatchewan: the 55,000 acre Ochapowace/Chacachas property and the 91,550 acre Spar property.

Encanto is currently exploring domestic and international strategic partnerships for the financing, development and sale of potash production from its MFN JV Property.

For additional information about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.encantopotash.com or review the Company's documents filed on www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"James Walchuck"
Per: _________________
James Walchuck
President and CEO

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.

THE FOREGOING INFORMATION MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUTURE PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY. FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO A NUMBER OF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. SUCH RISKS AND OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES, CHANGES IN WORLD COMMODITY MARKETS OR EQUITY MARKETS, THE RISKS OF THE MINING INDUSTRY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT, DELAYS IN OBTAINING GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS, PERMITS OR FINANCING OR IN THE COMPLETION OF DEVELOPMENT OR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, TITLE DISPUTES, CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT AND CHANGES TO REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE MINING INDUSTRY, AND OTHER RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES DETAILED FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE COMPANY'S FILINGS WITH THE CANADIAN SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORS (AVAILABLE AT WWW.SEDAR.COM). FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE MADE BASED ON VARIOUS ASSUMPTIONS AND ON MANAGEMENT'S BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS ON THE DATE THE STATEMENTS ARE MADE. SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THESE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES MATERIALIZE, OR SHOULD UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS PROVE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY VARY MATERIALLY FROM THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IF THESE ASSUMPTIONS, BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD CHANGE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

SOURCE: Encanto Potash Corp.

For further information:

James Walchuck
President and CEO
Tel:  604-683-2402

Martin Gagel  CFA, MBA
Vanguard Shareholder Solutions
Tel:  604-608-0824
Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824

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