VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2012) - Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:AOT) is pleased to announce it received final approval from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for two prospecting permits on the Mt. Margaret property in the St. Helens Mining District of Washington State. The decision comes after months of intensive environmental review, the results of which confirm the prospecting activities will have no significant impact on the environment. Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest Service issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Notice consenting to the proposed drilling.

The exploration program is expected to commence in the spring and involves drilling 63 drill holes from 23 drill pads. Ascot Resources' proposal has the support of residents and elected officials throughout the region. Much anticipated, results of the exploration will help determine if there is a significant mineral deposit at hand with the potential to create jobs and long-term economic benefits to surrounding communities.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors


John A. Toffan, President and Director

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Contact Information:

Ascot Resources Ltd.
Bob Evans
CFO and Director
(604) 684-8950
(604) 684-9877 (FAX)