Catalyst Copper Corp. Closes Private Placement

                Catalyst Copper Corp. Closes Private Placement

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 5, 2013

Trading Symbol:CCY

VANCOUVER, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Copper Corp. (TSXV: CCY) 
(the "Company" or "Catalyst") is pleased to announce today that it has closed
the first tranche, of 4,066,667 units for proceeds of $244,000, of its
previously announced non-brokered private placement of 10,000,000 units (the
"Offering") of the Company at a price of $0.06 per unit.

The Company  elected not  to complete  the entire  10,000,000 units  announced 
February 20, 2013 due to the expected decision from Teck Resources Limited  in 
regards to Catalyst's La Verde Project, Mexico on or before March 4, 2013.  It 
elected to cut-off acceptance  of subscription agreements  as of February  27, 
2013. Once a  decision is received  from Teck Resources  Limited, the  Company 
will look at whether to proceed with the balance of the offering at the higher
of the $0.06/unit or a post-announcement price.

The Corporation intends to use the proceeds from the sale of the Units to meet
ongoing concession  fees and  site maintenance  at the  La Verde  project  and 
general working capital.

Each unit consists 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 until five  (5) years from the closing date, at  a 
price of  $0.12 per  common share.  The securities  issued under  the  private 
placements will be subject to a four-month hold period ending July 4, 2013.

Insiders of the Company  purchased 3,166,667 units of  the 4,066,667 units  (~ 
78%) of in the first tranche.

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.

                            CATALYST COPPER CORP.

                             "John W. Greenslade"

                John W. 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.


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