April 01, 2011 at 07:00 AM EDT
Allana Potash Corp.: Liberty Metals & Mining Exercises Participation Rights in Connection With $10 Million IFC Financing for Further Proceeds of Up to $1.9 Million

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) -


Allana Potash Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AAA) ("Allana" or "the Company"), is pleased to announce that Liberty Metals & Mining Holdings, LLC ("LMM"), a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Group and the Company's largest shareholder, has elected to exercise its participation rights in connection with the Company's previously announced strategic investment from International Finance Corporation ("IFC") for proceeds of $10,000,000 (the "IFC Investment")(See Allana news release dated March 24, 2011).

In order to maintain its 15.97% ownership in the Company, LMM has agreed to purchase up to 1,187,820 Units (the "Units") of the Company on a non-brokered basis at a purchase price of $1.60 per Unit for total gross proceeds $1,900,512. Each Unit shall consist of one common share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable for $2.08 for a period of three years from the date of the issue (the "Financing").

The Company plans to use the net proceeds from the Offering to fund a drilling program and feasibility study for the Company's main asset, its Ethiopian potash property in the Danakhil evaporite basin, and for general corporate purposes.

Closing of the Financing is anticipated to occur concurrently with the IFC Investment on or about May 1, 2011 (the "Closing Date") and is subject to the receipt of all required approvals, including without limitation approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Common Shares and the Common Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants will be subject to a statutory hold period for four months and one day following the Closing Date.

About Allana Potash Corp.

Allana is a publicly traded corporation with a focus on the acquisition and development of potash assets internationally with its major focus on a previously explored potash property in Ethiopia with Inferred Mineral Resources of 73.9 million tonnes of kainitite mineralization grading 61.7 % kainite and 31.3 million tonnes of sylvinite resource grading 25.4 % sylvite (combined 105,200,000 tonnes with a composite grade of 20.8 % KCl (see News Release dated Sept. 17, 2008). Allana has approximately 177.7 million shares outstanding and trades on the TSX-Venture exchange under the symbol "AAA".

Peter J. MacLean, Ph.D., P. Geo., Allana's Senior VP Exploration, is a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information presented in this release.

Forward-Looking Statement

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes ''forward-looking information'' under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the terms and use of proceeds of the Financing, the ability of the Company to complete the Financing and the impact of the Financing on the Company. 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". Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information that is included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

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