TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2012) - Appia Energy Corp. ("Appia" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective December 14, 2012, it received a receipt from the Ontario Securities Commission for the Company's Long Form Non-Offering Prospectus dated December 12, 2012 (the "Prospectus"). The Prospectus has been filed under Multilateral Instrument 11-102 Passport System in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. A receipt for the Prospectus is deemed to be issued by the regulator in each of those jurisdictions, if the conditions of the Instrument have been satisfied.

As a result of this process, Appia is now a reporting issuer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Full particulars relating to the Company are set out in the Prospectus which is available for review at The Company intends to monitor the market conditions and plans to complete a financing when the market conditions improve.

About Appia Energy Corp.

Appia Energy Corp. is a progressive Canadian mineral exploration company headquartered in Toronto. It is actively engaged in uranium and rare earth element exploration with a focus on building on its existing NI 43-101 Resource in the Elliot Lake area of Ontario and the evaluation of its properties in the Athabasca Basin area of Saskatchewan.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Appia Energy Corp.
Tom Drivas
President and Director
416-218-9772 (FAX)

Appia Energy Corp.
Michael D'Amico

Head Office:
25 Adelaide Street East, Suite 1010
Toronto, ON Canada, M5C 3A1
416 218-9772 (FAX)