ECPN Names Frank Capilla to Head Investor Relations

  ECPN Names Frank Capilla to Head Investor Relations

Business Wire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- January 3, 2013

El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTC/BB: ECPN) announced today that it has
named Frank Capilla as Investor Relations liaison for the Company. Capilla
assumes his new role today.

The announcement was made by Chairman John F. Stapleton on behalf of the Board
of Directors who stated that 2013 is expected to be a pivotal year for El
Capitan and the appointment of a dedicated Investor Relations manager is the
first step in the Company’s commitment to enhanced investor communications.

“Frank brings great communication skills and a solid knowledge of the mining
industry to his new role,” said Stapleton. He confirmed that Capilla has been
an ECPN shareholder since 2005.

Capilla, an Army veteran, said, "I'm excited about working with the caliber
people involved with ECPN and supporting the next steps toward the sale of our
asset.” He will field all questions from shareholders and investors as well as
all inquiries related to the company’s stock. Capilla can be reached at

In addition to building a successful service business, Capilla has held
Director and President positions with several banks as well as civic and
business organizations and for the past twelve years has been working as a
private investor.

About El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.:

El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. is an exploration stage precious minerals
company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that is principally engaged in the
exploration of precious metals and other minerals. The Company’s primary asset
is its wholly owned subsidiary El Capitan, Ltd., an Arizona corporation, which
holds the 100% equity interest in the El Capitan property located near
Capitan, New Mexico.

Forward-Looking Safe Harbor Statement:

The statements included in this press release concerning predictions of
economic performance and management’s plans and objectives constitute
forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section
27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements are
statements that are not historical facts. Words such as “expect(s),”
“feel(s),” “believe(s),” “will,” “may,” “anticipate(s)” and similar
expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected
completion, timing and results of metallurgical testing, interpretation of
drill results, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, results
of initial feasibility, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and
expectations with respect to the engaging in strategic transactions. All of
such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are
difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the Company, that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or
implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements.
Specifically, there can be no assurance regarding the timing and terms of any
transaction involving the Company or its El Capitan property, or that such a
transaction will be completed at all. In addition, there can be no assurance
that periodic updates to the Company’s geological technical reports will
support the Company’s prior claims regarding the metallurgical value and
make-up of the ore on the New Mexico property. Additional risks and
uncertainties affecting the Company include, but are not limited to, the
possibility that future exploration, development, testing or mining results
will not be consistent with past results and/or the Company’s expectations;
discrepancies between different types of testing methods, some or all of which
may not be industry standard; the ability to mine precious and other minerals
on a cost effective basis; the Company’s ability to successfully complete
contracts for the sale of its products; fluctuations in world market prices
for the Company’s products; the Company’s ability to obtain and maintain
regulatory approvals; the Company’s ability to obtain financing for continued
operations and/or the commencement of mining activities on satisfactory terms;
the Company’s ability to enter into and meet all the conditions to consummate
contracts to sell its mining properties that it chooses to list for sale; and
other risks and uncertainties described in the Company’s filings from time to
time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned not to
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of
the date hereof, and we do not undertake any obligation to revise and
disseminate forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
after the date hereof, or to reflect the occurrence of or non-occurrence of
any events.


El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.
Frank Capilla, Investor Relations
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