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Banks Island Gold Ltd. Increases Flow-Through Common Share Financing to $3,200,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2012) -

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Banks Island Gold Ltd. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:BOZ) announces it will increase the non-brokered private placement disclosed in the news release dated December 10th 2012 (the "Non-Brokered Offering") from 2,916,666 units to 3,809,524 units (a "Unit") at a price of $0.84 per Unit, to raise gross proceeds of $3,200,000. Each Unit consists of one flow-through common share and one half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one additional common share in the capital of the Company for a period of eighteen (18) months from the date of issuance at a price of $1.09 per warrant share. Finder's fees may be payable in connection with the Non-Brokered Offering in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Non-Brokered Offering for exploration activities on its mineral properties located in British Columbia.

Closing of the Non-Brokered Offering is anticipated to occur on or before December 31st, 2012 and is subject to receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the TSX.

The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the 1933 Act) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy such securities in the United States.

The Company is a junior mining resource exploration company focused on exploring for and developing economically viable mineral resources. The Company's mineral properties are located in British Columbia. For more information, please refer to the Company's website at www.banksislandgold.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Benjamin W. Mossman, P.Eng, President, Director, & Chief Executive Officer

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute "forward-looking statements" and include any information that addresses activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including the Company's strategy, plans or future financial or operating performance and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance.

Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. These statements, however, 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, implied by or projected in the forward-looking information or statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: risks related to the exploration and potential development of the Company's project, the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, future prices of gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk factors of the Company prospectus dated September 30, 2011 filed on SEDAR.

There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader should not place any undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements. Except as required by law, the Company does not intend to revise or update these forward-looking statements after the date of this document or to revise them to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Banks Island Gold Ltd.
Benjamin W. Mossman
President, Director, & Chief Executive Officer
604-245-0066
www.banksislandgold.com

 

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