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Santo Mining Acquires 100% HENRY Gold Claim in Dominican Republic

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Santo Mining Corp. (OTCBB:SANP), (the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has acquired 100% of the HENRY gold exploration claim (the "HENRY Claim") in the mineral-rich Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc of the Dominican Republic. This acquisition is part of the Company's aggressive campaign to assemble a heavy-duty portfolio of precious and base metal claims.

The HENRY Claim is a 1,990 hectare claim strategically located less than 8.5 miles northwest of one of the World's largest gold mines, the 25.3-million-ounce Barrick Gold Pueblo Viejo mine, and 3.5 mile northeast of Falcondo Xstrata's massive nickel complex.

The highly prospective polymetallic claim is situated in the heart of the Maimon formation of the Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc, which is host to several polymetallic volcanogenic massive sulphide-type deposits, namely the Cerro de Maimon and the Loma Pesada deposits.

According to Company President Al French, "We are optimistic that the upcoming geochemical exploration survey will return positive results for gold and other precious and base metals, as is typical for the immediate area. Meanwhile our goal is to keep the momentum of acquiring a quality claim every week or so."

About Santo Mining Corporation

Santo Mining Corporation is an aggressive junior minerals exploration and development company, based in the Dominican Republic. The Company is actively pursuing the acquisition and exploring of properties, which are strategically located in the prolific and highly prospective Hispaniola Gold-Copper Back-Arc area in the Dominican Republic. A detailed description of the Company's activities is available at www.SantoMining.com.

Further information on the Company and its filings can be found at www.sec.gov

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Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This current report contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release, such as the Company's plans to acquire a number of highly prospective gold exploration properties, which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including but not limited to, any mineralization, development or exploration of the Company's properties and the timing of any work program or exploration activities, and any results that may be obtained or the commencement of production.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with mineral exploration and difficulties associated with obtaining financing on acceptable terms. We are not in control of metals prices and these could vary to make development uneconomic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance those beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our most recent annual report for our last fiscal year, our quarterly reports, and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Investor relations: Circadian Group North American Toll free: 1(866) 603-3330 or +1(647) 930-1037 info@santomining.com

Source:Santo Mining Corp.