2012 News Releases

March 06, 2012

Mawson Announces Stock Option Grant

Vancouver, Canada - Mawson Resources Limited ("Mawson") (TSX:MAW) (FRANKFURT:MRY) (PINKSHEETS:MWSNF). Mr Michael Hudson, President & CEO, announces the granting of stock options to a director of Mawson to purchase up to 100,000 common shares of Mawson at a price of $1.30 per share for 3 years.

About Mawson Resources Limited

Mawson Resources Limited is a resource acquisition and development company. The Company has distinguished itself as a leading Scandinavian exploration company with a focus on the flagship Rompas gold project in Finland.

On behalf of the Board,

"Michael Hudson"
Michael Hudson, President & CEO

Investor Information
www.mawsonresources.com
1305 -- 1090 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 3V7
Company Contact: Mariana Bermudez +1 (604) 685 9316
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Email: info@mawsonresources.com

Forward Looking Statement. The statements included herein, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Arrangement and the Reorganization, are forward-looking statements. These statements address future events and conditions and so involve inherent risks and uncertainties, as disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Actual results could differ from those currently projected. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law. The TSX Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.