VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - Equinox Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE:EQX) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roy Fuller to the Board of Directors of Equinox Exploration Corp. (the "Board"). Mr. Fuller is a natural resources and environmental attorney with a focus on mining law.

Mr. Fuller has earned a Bachelors of Science in Geology from Brigham Young University, a Masters of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah. Mr. Fuller has worked with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, and has represented a diverse group of mining companies ranging from Fortune 150 to emerging market, alternative energy developers. Mr. Fuller has most recently served as Executive Secretary for Continental Resources Group Inc. Mr. Fuller has expertise in environmental permitting in the areas of drilling geophysics, mine development, all the way through production.

New Board member Roy Fuller commented, "I am very pleased to be part of the Equinox team. Environmental compliance and permitting have become major components of any natural resources project. I hope to help the process flow smoothly as our projects move forward."

Equinox President Joshua Bleak commented, "Roy is an essential part of the team that we are assembling. With the morass of regulations that are associated with environmental permitting, Roy will enable us to avoid many of the pitfalls that commonly affect other companies. We are very pleased with his placement on the Board."

The foregoing is subject to regulatory approval.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Equinox Exploration Corp.

Joshua Bleak, President

Forward-Looking Statement

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: statements with respect to the effect and estimated timeline of the drilling and assay results on the Company; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of exploration; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting ; government regulation of mining operations; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; and title disputes or claims. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: unsuccessful exploration results; changes in metals prices; changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration; unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at

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