H. Kenneth Bond Joins Equinox Board of Directors

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire -06/13/12)- Equinox Exploration Corp. ("Equinox") (EQX.V) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. H. Kenneth (Ken) Bond to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Bond's background is in corporate development and finance. He was Vice President of Corporate Development for CornerStone Wireless Communications, a private U.S. company focused on wireless spectrum licenses and communications project development within the Ukraine, the Philippines, Europe, the U.S and the Middle East. He was also a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and Fidelity Investments.

Mr. Bond's past experience includes his having been part of a team which managed more than $100 million in assets. His experience also includes his having been active in venture capital markets where he assisted promising start-ups to find initial seed capital and early stage companies to locate and develop strategic funding partners.

"We welcome Ken Bond to our Board and look forward to working with him in management meetings," says Mr. Victor Nielsen, President and Chief Operating Officer of Equinox. "Ken's experience in corporate development and related fields will assist us immeasurably to achieve the company's goals and move its projects forward."

About Equinox Exploration Inc.

Equinox Exploration is a publicly traded corporation engaged in the exploration and development of copper properties with its major focus on copper deposits in the Southwest United States. Equinox has acquired strategic positions within two of the world's most prolific copper regions with the acquisition of the Arizona Binghampton project and the Aura Mine in Atacama, Chile.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Roy Fuller, Director

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to: statements with respect to the effect and estimated timeline of the drilling and assay results on the Company; the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources; the timing and amount of estimated future exploration; costs of exploration; capital expenditures; success of exploration activities; permitting time lines and permitting ; government regulation of mining operations; environmental risks; unanticipated reclamation expenses; and title disputes or claims. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, including the likelihood of commercial mining and possible future financings are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include: unsuccessful exploration results; changes in metals prices; changes in the availability of funding for mineral exploration; unanticipated changes in key management personnel and general economic conditions. Mining is an inherently risky business. Accordingly the actual events may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review the Company's annual filings that are available at www.sedar.com.

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.

Contact:

Equinox Exploration Corp.
Clive Mostert
780-920-7670
CMostert@EquinoxExploration.com
Equinox Exploration Corp.
Rick Cid
480-525-9200
RCid@EquinoxExploration.com
www.EquinoxExploration.com

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