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EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces favorable decision in IBLA appeal

Monday, April 22, 2013

EPM Mining Ventures Inc. announces favorable decision in IBLA appeal

07:00 EDT Monday, April 22, 2013

TORONTO, April 22, 2013 /CNW/ - EPM Mining Ventures Inc. ("EPM" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPK - OTCQX: EPKMF) announced today that it has obtained a favorable decision from the Interior Board of Land Appeals ("IBLA") affirming the Bureau of Land Management's ("BLM") Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact on the Sevier Playa Potash Exploratory Testing Proposal and Environmental Assessment and denying the appeal by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance ("SUWA") of said Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact. This concludes the final appeal by SUWA to the BLM's decisions regarding leasing and exploration.

Lance D'Ambrosio, Chief Executive Officer of EPM, said; "We are extremely happy with this ruling. Once again, we believe the IBLA did an excellent job of analyzing the issues and basing its decision on firm precedent. As we have said in the past, the appeals by SUWA were baseless and without merit and this decision, along with the previous ones, confirms that."

This action by the IBLA favorably resolves all outstanding environmental appeals and petitions.

About EPM Mining Ventures

EPM, through its wholly owned subsidiary Peak Minerals Inc., controls directly or through agreement, mineral leases on more than 124,000 acres on the Sevier Playa 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 arid soils, using an industry proven, cost-effective solar evaporation process.

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

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