IC Potash grants options

TORONTO, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - IC Potash Corp. ("IC Potash" or the "Company") (TSXV: ICP) has granted 1,202,245 options to acquire common shares of the Company (the "Options") pursuant to the stock option plan of the Company and subject to regulatory approval. The Options were granted to employees, officers and directors of the Company and have an exercise price of $0.40. The terms of the Options range from three to five years. The Options fully vest immediately.

About IC Potash

IC Potash intends to become a primary producer of Sulfate of Potash ("SOP") by mining its 100%-owned Polyhalite Ochoa property in New Mexico. SOP is a non-chloride based potash fertilizer that sells at a substantial premium over the price of Muriate of Potash ("MOP"), the most widely used fertilizer in the world. Typically SOP sells at a premium of over 40% to MOP. IC Potash is focused on being the lowest cost producer of SOP in the world. The SOP market is over 5 million tonnes per year and is a significant fertilizer in the fruit, vegetable, tobacco, potato, and horticultural industries, and for agriculture in saline and dry soils and soils in which there is much agriculture with varieties of crops, such as for example in China, India, the Mediterranean, and the United States. The Company's Ochoa property consists of over 100,000 acres of federal sub-surface potassium prospecting permits and State of New Mexico Potassium mining leases.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company, including, but not limited to, risks associated with mineral exploration and mining activities, the impact of general economic conditions, industry conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals, and the uncertainty of obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

NEITHER THE 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.

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SOURCE IC Potash Corp.

For further information: For further information: please visit www.icpotash.com or contact Sidney Himmel at 416-624-3781

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