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May 1, 2015

In a recent decision, the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner (MLC) has ordered Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. (Trelawney), a wholly owned subsidiary of IAMGOLD Corporation, to pay Sanatana Resources Inc. (Sanatana) over $400,000 for the costs Sanatana assumed in defending itself against Trelawney’s discontinued easement application over the Watershed Property in Ontario.

The MLC’s order represents a significant victory for Sanatana and we understand it is the largest award of its kind made by the independent administrative tribunal that is mandated to uphold the Mining Act in the province. The decision clarifies the distinct costs regime for easement applications under the Mining Act.

Sanatana was represented by McMillan who provided litigation and mining law advice. The McMillan team, led by Robert Wisner (Litigation), included Adam Chisholm (Litigation), Stephen Brown-Okruhlik (Litigation), and James Munro (Capital Markets / McMillan Mining Group).

Sanatana Resources Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on its Watershed Property in Ontario.