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Tartisan Resources Announces Completion of the Terms of "La Victoria" Option Earning 100% Unencumbered Interest

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tartisan Resources Corp. (CNSX:TTC; "Tartisan" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has made its final option payment toward La Victoria property in Perú. This payment has secured for the Company, in the name of its Peruvian subsidiary, Minera Tartisan Perú S.A.C., a 100% unencumbered interest in two key mining concessions that form part of the overall 3,360 ha property. The mineral rights for the entire property area are now owned 100% by Tartisan with no residual ownership royalties. The final payment totaled $US 100,000.

Tartisan is a mineral exploration company with a focus on gold, silver and base metals in North-Central Perú. La Victoria is the flagship project of the Company. Located in northern Ancash Department, Tartisan's land holdings are located within 50 kilometres of several producing mines including: La Arena owned by Rio Alto Mining Ltd., Lagunas Norte (Alto Chicama) owned by Barrick Gold Corporation and Santa Rosa owned by Compañia Minera Aurífera Santa Rosa (COMARSA).

Mark Appleby, CEO and President of the Company, commenting on this recent development, said, "We regard this as a major step for Tartisan in the advancement of La Victoria Project. We look forward to the next results from our continuing program of exploration."

Tartisan common shares are listed on the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX). Currently, there are 28,405,525 shares outstanding (36,699,349 fully diluted).

For further information, please contact Mr. D. Mark Appleby, CEO and a Director of the Company, at 416-804-0280 (mark@tartisanresources.com) or Mr. John M. Siriunas, P.Eng. at 416-710-9392 (john@tartisanresources.com). Additional information about Tartisan can be found at the Company's website at www.tartisanresources.com.

The Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX Markets Inc.) has neither approved nor disapproved of the contents of this press release.

CONTACT: Tartisan Resource Corp. 416-804-0280Source:Tartisan Resource Corp.