St. Elias Receives Dissidents' Petition

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St. Elias Receives Dissidents' Petition

Trading Symbol: SLI (TSX Venture Exchange)

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News Release

February 22, 2013

Vancouver, February 22, 2013: St. Elias Mines (SLI-TSX-V) (the "Company") advises that, yesterday, February 21, 2013, it was served with a petition to the Supreme Court of British Columbia by Gilby Len Hastman and Darcy Kim Hastman (the "Dissidents"), in connection with the Annual General and Special Meeting of shareholders of the Company held last year. The Company intends to vigorously defend itself against this action by the Dissidents.

About St. Elias

St. Elias is a gold-focused exploration company led by an experienced management team and active in Peru and British Columbia. St Elias' properties have high potential and are located in two of the most prolific mining regions of the world. For additional information on St. Elias and its projects, please visit us at or call Danny Aaron at 1-888-895-5522 (toll free US and Canada).


(signed "Lori McClenahan")

Lori McClenahan, President, CEO and Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This News Release may contain forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements.