Second drill rig commences at the Klappibacken uranium project in Sweden



    VANCOUVER, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") TSXv -
MAW; Frankfurt - MRY. Michael Hudson, President & CEO, announces that a second
drill rig has now commenced drilling at the Klappibacken uranium project in
northwestern Sweden where a 4,000-metre diamond drill program has been planned
for this winter.
    The first rig which commenced drilling three weeks ago has now completed
three drillholes for 711 metres. This first rig is drilling the immediate
extensions to mineralization, while the second will focus on previously
reported radon cup anomalies to identify new sites of mineralization within a
1 kilometre radius of the Klappibacken resource area.
    Mr Hudson states, "The Mawson field teams are working hard to keep the
drill rigs turning at the Klappibacken project over the winter. We look
forward to receiving the first drill results in the New Year."
    Further information regarding these and previous results from the
Klappibacken uranium project may be found at
http://www.mawsonresources.com/index.php?page=ProjectsKlap.
    The qualified person for the Klappibacken project, Mark Saxon, Director
and Vice-President of Exploration for Mawson, and a member of the Australasian
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, has reviewed and verified the contents of
this release.

    About the Company: Mawson Resources holds significant uranium resources
in the nuclear energy reliant countries of Spain, Sweden and Finland. As the
European Union reduces its reliance on carbon-based energy sources, Mawson is
well placed as the Company develops its exploration portfolio towards the
sustainable production of uranium in the shortest possible time frame.

    On behalf of the Board,

    "Michael Hudson"
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    Michael Hudson, President & CEO

    Forward Looking Statement. This news release contains certain
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based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made
by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such
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certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general
economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and
strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and
supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices,
and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual
results may vary materially from those described herein. Neither the TSX
Venture Exchange nor the Frankfurt Deutsche Borse have reviewed the
information contained herein and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.





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