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Encanto Potash Corp. Announces $2,000,000 Private Placement Offering Of Flow-through Shares

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Trading Symbol:  TSXV   EPO

VANCOUVER, Dec. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("Encanto" or the "Company") (TSXV: EPO) or (OTCQX: ENCTF) is pleased to announce a non brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of up to 5,000,000 common shares to be issued on a "flow-through" basis at $0.40 per common share (the "Flow-through Shares") for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $2,000,000.

The proceeds from the financing will be used to expand the resources on Encanto's potash properties located in southern Saskatchewan through 3D seismic and or drilling programs.

In connection with the Offering, a 5% cash finder's fee of the aggregate gross proceeds arising therefrom will be paid to Industrial Alliance Securities.  All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months from the date of closing.  The Offering is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company is also pleased to confirm the appointment of Jamie Schwitzer to the Board of Directors.  Mr. Schwitzer serves as the Vice President of Westcap Mgt. Ltd.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Administration from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, and maintains a CFA designation.

About Encanto:

Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange and OTCQX listed Canadian resource company engaged in the exploration and development of potash properties in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, the largest producing region for potash in the world.  Encanto's flagship Muskowekwan First Nation property has a recent NI 43-101 resource estimate containing 79.1 million tonnes of KCI grading 29.4% in the Indicated resources category along with 60.5 million tonnes grading 29.7% in the Inferred resource category.  These resources, based on the solution mining method, may be increased substantially with the addition of the Treaty Land Entitlement acreage.  A Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA), based solely on the Indicated Resource estimate, was released in August of 2011 and a further release of an expanded NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate is scheduled in 2012.

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed by Ross Moulton, VP of Exploration for Encanto, a qualified person as defined by NI 43-101.

For additional information about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the Company's website at www.encantopotash.com or review the Company's documents filed on www.sedar.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"James Walchuck"

Per: _________________

James Walchuck

President and CEO

NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

THE FOREGOING INFORMATION MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION RELATING TO THE FUTURE PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY. FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO A NUMBER OF KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY CAUSE ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN OUR FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. SUCH RISKS AND OTHER FACTORS INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS, THE ACTUAL RESULTS OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES, CHANGES IN WORLD COMMODITY MARKETS OR EQUITY MARKETS, THE RISKS OF THE MINING INDUSTRY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENVIRONMENT, DELAYS IN OBTAINING GOVERNMENTAL APPROVALS, PERMITS OR FINANCING OR IN THE COMPLETION OF DEVELOPMENT OR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, TITLE DISPUTES, CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT AND CHANGES TO REGULATIONS AFFECTING THE MINING INDUSTRY, AND OTHER RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES DETAILED FROM TIME TO TIME IN THE COMPANY'S FILINGS WITH THE CANADIAN SECURITIES ADMINISTRATORS (AVAILABLE AT WWW.SEDAR.COM). FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE MADE BASED ON VARIOUS ASSUMPTIONS AND ON MANAGEMENT'S BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS ON THE DATE THE STATEMENTS ARE MADE. SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THESE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES MATERIALIZE, OR SHOULD UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS PROVE INCORRECT, ACTUAL RESULTS MAY VARY MATERIALLY FROM THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. THE COMPANY UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IF THESE ASSUMPTIONS, BELIEFS, ESTIMATES AND OPINIONS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD CHANGE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

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