Encanto Potash Corp. Exercises Repurchase Option

26,000,000 SHARES ISSUED TO LION ENERGY CORP.

Trading Symbol: TSXV EPO.V

VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - Encanto Potash Corp. ("the Company") wishes to announce that it has exercised its option to repurchase a 51% interest of the Company's existing potash properties (the "Potash Properties") from Lion Energy Corp. (formerly Raytec Metals Corp.) ("Lion") for 26,000,000 common shares of the Company. Lion acquired its interest in the Potash Properties by incurring $6,500,000 in expenditures on the Potash Properties prior to December 31, 2009. Lion will then hold an aggregate 45,846,525 shares of the Company equal to 27.6% of the Company's 166,252,936 issued shares.

Mr. James Walchuck, President of the Company states, "The great drill results we just released on the Muskowekwan Prospect have made the decision to exercise our option a very easy one. Along with our Spar Prospect we now have a second high grade prospect with excellent resource potential."

About Encanto:

Encanto Potash Corp. is a TSX Venture Exchange-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.

To find out more about Encanto Potash Corp., please visit the Company website at www.encantopotash.com or review the 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.

SOURCE Encanto Potash Corp.

For further information: For further information: James Walchuck, President and CEO, Tel: (604) 683-2402; Keith Schaefer, Vanguard Shareholder Solutions, Tel: (604) 608-0824, Toll Free: 1-866-918-0824


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