November 16, 2012 at 20:29 PM EST
Pacific Potash Corporation Terminates Proposed Merger

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 16, 2012 - Pacific Potash Corp., (TSX-V: PP; OTCQX: PPOTF; FSE: P9P, "Pacific Potash"or the "Company") announces that the proposed merger with Pan American Fertilizer Corp has been terminated by mutual agreement of the parties due to market conditions.

About Pacific Potash Corporation

Pacific Potash Corporation trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: PP, as well on the OTCQX under the symbol: PPOTF and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under P9P. Pacific Potash is engaged in the exploration and development of the Provost Potash Property and the surrounding potash claims targeting the prolific Prairie Evaporite Formation, which is host to multiple conventional and solution potash mines. The Company also has an option to acquire an 80% interest in Western Potash Corporation's (TSX: WPX) Amazonas Basin claims.

We seek safe harbour.

On behalf of the Board,

Pacific Potash Corporation

Balbir Johal, LL.B.

Executive Chairman and Director

For further information, please visit our website at www.pacificpotash.com or contact CEO Richard L. Tremblay:

Richard L. Tremblay

Direct: 604.629.7095

Toll Free (North America): 1.855.629.7095

Email: rtremblay@pacificpotash.com

Neither the 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.

Caution concerning forward-looking information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. This information and statements address future activities, events, plans, developments and projections. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information and statements are frequently identified by words such as "may," "will," "should," "anticipate," "plan," "expect," "believe," "estimate," "intend" and similar terminology, and reflect assumptions, estimates, opinions and analysis made by management of Pacific Potash in light of its experience, current conditions, expectations of future developments and other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward-looking information and statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause Pacific Potash's actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information and statements and accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed thereon.

Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to vary include but are not limited to the availability of financing; fluctuations in commodity prices; changes to and compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including environmental laws and obtaining requisite permits; political, economic and other risks; as well as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in our annual and quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis and in other filings made by us with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com. Pacific Potash disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements except as may be required.

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