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Platinum Group Metals Resumes Work on North Declines, WBJV Project 1 Platinum Mine


Platinum Group Metals Resumes Work on North Declines, WBJV Project 1 Platinum Mine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/13 -- Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX:PTM)(NYSE MKT:PLG) ("Platinum Group" or the "Company") reports that today, in South Africa, underground development at the North Declines has resumed with diligent attention to the instructions of the Department of Mineral Resources Inspectors. The Notice under Section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act (1996) dated April 9, 2013 has been uplifted by the Principal Inspector of mines.

Work on the Mill and Concentrator construction and the twin South decline advancement was unaffected by the order and is continuing.

Platinum Group Metals and its 74% owned operating Company at the WBJV Project 1 Platinum Mine, Maseve, are committed to safety as a first priority and strive for an open co-operative approach to interaction with the Department of Mineral Resources Inspectors to improve safety.

About Platinum Group Metals Ltd.

Platinum Group is building the WBJV Project 1 Platinum mine in the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. The Company owns 74% of the WBJV Project 1 Mine and 26% is owned by Africa Wide Prospecting and Exploration (Pty) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Platinum Group is also currently drilling with 15 machines at the Waterberg Project in partnership with JOGMEC, a Japanese state company and a private empowerment company. Platinum Group is listed as PLG on the NYSE MKT and PTM on the TSX in Toronto.

On behalf of the Board of Platinum Group Metals Ltd.

"R. Michael Jones"

This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and forward-looking statements within the meaning of U.S. securities laws ("forward-looking statements"). Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, plans, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. All statements that are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, statements regarding the Company's plans to move Waterberg ahead with exploration and engineering work. In addition, the results of the UFS may constitute forward-looking statements to the extent that they reflect estimates of mineralization, capital and operating expenses, metal prices and other factors. Although the Company believes the forward-looking statements in this press release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that the expectations and assumptions in such statements will prove to be correct. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in market conditions; the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be locate;, the Company's ability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities; the Company's ability to successfully complete hedging establishment and off-take negotiations; the Company's ability to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, or to be fully able to implement its business strategies and other risk factors described in the Company's Form 40-F annual report, annual information form and other filings with the SEC and Canadian securities regulators, which may be viewed at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com, respectively.

The Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE MKT have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Contacts: Platinum Group Metals Ltd., Vancouver R. Michael Jones President (604) 899-5450 / Toll Free: (866) 899-5450

Platinum Group Metals Ltd., Vancouver Kris Begic VP, Corporate Development (604) 899-5450 / Toll Free: (866) 899-5450 (604) 484-4710 (FAX)

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