Capstone Announces S&P/TSX Composite Index Addition

VANCOUVER, Dec. 13 /CNW/ - Capstone Mining Corp. (CS: TSX) today announced that on December 10, 2010 Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations announced the addition of Capstone to the S&P/TSX Composite Index as a result of its quarterly review. The addition will be effective at market open on Monday, December 20, 2010.

"The addition of Capstone to the S&P/TSX Composite Index is a result of the substantial increase in market capitalization of Capstone over the past number of months," said Darren Pylot, Vice Chairman and CEO.  "Inclusion in the index should encourage broader participation in Capstone's shareholder register, particularly by index funds and similar investment vehicles."

Forward-Looking Information

This document may contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements"). These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Capstone Mining Corp. (the "Company") does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required under applicable securities legislation.

SOURCE Capstone Mining Corp.

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Darren Pylot, Vice Chairman & CEO or Jason Howe, VP Business Developmentat (604) 684-8894 or (866) 684-8894 or e-mail Capstone at

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