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December 21, 2011

Sanatana Announces $1,000,000 Private Placement

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 23, 2011 - Sanatana Resources Inc. ("Sanatana" or the "Company", TSX-V: STA) has arranged a non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of up to $1,000,000 (the "Offering").

The Offering comprises up to 3,030,303 flow-through common shares (the "FT Shares") at a price of $0.33 per FT Share.

In connection with the Offering, the Company will pay a cash finder's fee equal to 7% of the proceeds of the Offering, and issue finder's warrants (the "Finder's Warrants") equal to 7% of the number of FT Shares subscribed for in the Offering. Each Finder's Warrant is exercisable for one non-flow-through common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.40 per share for a period of one year from closing.

Closing of the Offering is subject to a number of conditions, including the receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a statutory holder period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
The proceeds from the Offering will be used for mineral exploration and development in the Company's projects in Ontario.

About the Company

Sanatana Resources Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company with interests in Ontario, the Yukon and the NWT. Sanatana has entered into an option and joint venture agreement with Trelawney Augen Acquisition Corp. (formerly Augen Gold Corp.) that grants Sanatana an option to acquire up to 51% of the Watershed property. With an experienced management team and board of directors, the Company has the ability required to identify, develop and fund economic mineral properties. Sanatana is based in Vancouver and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: STA).

SANATANA RESOURCES INC.

Peter Miles
President and Chief Executive Officer

For additional information on the Company, please contact:

Mr. Peter Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer at 604-408-6680 or email investor@sanatanaresources.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding "Forward-Looking" Information

Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as "expects", "intends", "is expected", "potential", "suggests" or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond Sanatana's control. Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.