Catalyst Copper Announces Private Placement

                 Catalyst Copper Announces Private Placement

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2013

Trading Symbol: CCY

VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Copper Corp. (the "Company"
or "Catalyst") is undertaking a non- brokered private placement (the
"Offering") of up to 10,000,000 units at a price of $0.06 per unit for gross
proceeds of Cdn $600,000.

Each unit will consist of one common share and one half of a common share
purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle its holder to purchase one
additional common share of the Company for five years from the closing date,
at a price of $0.12 per common share. The common shares issued under the
Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing.
A finders' fee on the gross proceeds may be paid in accordance with
TSX-Venture Exchange policy.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to complete the
remainder of its financial commitments to acquire an interest in the La Verde
copper project and for general working capital.

The Offering is subject to receipt of the acceptance of the TSX Venture
Exchange.

About La Verde

La Verde is located in an area with excellent infrastructure: Power, rail  and 
water. Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico's  third largest port on  the Pacific Ocean  is 
180 km from the site. Significant  upside potential remains for the two  known 
zones of  porphyry  style copper,  gold  and silver  mineralization  as  drill 
programs have shown both deposits remain open to depth and along strike.

La Verde property is subject to an option agreement with a Mexican  subsidiary 
of Teck Resources Limited (Teck)  whereby Catalyst's 100% Mexican  subsidiary, 
Minera Hill 29, may earn a 60% interest in La Verde by making US$10,000,000 in
exploration  expenditures  (including  30,000  meters  of  drilling  and   200 
kilometers of  IP) by  December 31,  2012. Catalyst  has delivered  notice  to 
Teck's Mexican subsidiary that it  has met its expenditure commitments.  Upon 
Catalyst earning  its  60% interest,  Teck's  subsidiary has  the  option,  by 
providing notice to Catalyst by March 3, 2013, to increase its interest to 60%
by incurring aggregate  expenditures equal to  two times the  amount spent  by 
Catalyst. Should Teck  fail to  exercise its option  to earn  a 60%  interest, 
Catalyst can acquire  a 100%  interest in  La Verde  by paying  to Teck  US$20 
million. The property is subject to an underlying 0.5% NSR Royalty.

                    ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                            CATALYST COPPER CORP.

                             "John W. Greenslade"

                 JOHN GREENSLADE, PRESIDENT, CEO & DIRECTOR

Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking
statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and
uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company,
including, but not limited to, risks associated with mineral exploration and
mining activities, the impact of general economic conditions, industry
conditions, dependence upon regulatory approvals, and the uncertainty of
obtaining additional financing. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions
used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at
the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue
reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. 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.

SOURCE Catalyst Copper Corp.

Contact:

please contact Corporate Communications Officer: Denby Greenslade (604)
638-5900.