June 5, 2012

Sanatana Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 5, 2012 - Sanatana Resources Inc. ("Sanatana" or the "Company", TSX-V: STA) announced today that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has approved in principle the adoption of a Shareholder Rights Plan Agreement (the "Rights Plan"). The Rights Plan is being adopted to ensure the fair treatment of all Sanatana shareholders in connection with any possible future take-over bids for the outstanding common shares of Sanatana. The Rights Plan will provide shareholders with adequate time to properly evaluate and assess a take-over bid without facing undue pressure or coercion. The Rights Plan is similar to the rights plans adopted by other Canadian companies.

The Rights Plan also provides the Board with additional time to consider any take-over bid and, if applicable, to explore alternative transactions in order to maximize shareholder value. The Rights Plan is not designed to prevent take-over bids that treat Sanatana shareholders fairly. Pursuant to the terms of the Rights Plan, any bid that meets certain criteria intended to protect the interests of all shareholders are deemed to be "Permitted Bids". A Permitted Bid must be made by way of a take-over bid circular prepared in compliance with applicable securities laws and, in addition to certain other conditions, must remain open for 60 days. In the event a take-over bid does not meet the Permitted Bid requirements of the Rights Plan, the rights issued under the plan will entitle shareholders, other than any shareholder or shareholders involved in the take-over bid to purchase additional common shares of Sanatana at a significant discount to the market price of the common shares at that time. In addition, the Rights Plan includes a "Grandfathered Person" exemption whereby any shareholder who holds greater than 20% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Sanatana, as of the date of the Rights Plan, is deemed not to be making a take-over bid, nor is a Grandfathered Person making a take-over bid if they increase their pro rata interest by 1% or less of the then outstanding common shares. However, a shareholder will cease to be a Grandfathered Person if that shareholder increases its percentage interest by more than an additional 1% of the then outstanding common shares.

The Rights Plan is not being adopted in response to any formal proposal to acquire control of Sanatana.

The Rights Plan is subject to approval by the TSX Venture Exchange and will be presented for ratification by the shareholders at the Sanatana annual meeting to be held no later than November 1, 2012. If ratified by the shareholders, the Rights Plan will have a term of three years. The Rights Plan is also subject to execution of definitive agreements with the Company's transfer agent.

The Rights Plan will be filed under the Company's SEDAR profile at


(signed) "Peter Miles"

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

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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 "plans", "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.

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