FISSION COMMENCES EXPANDED $2.76M WINTER PROGRAM AT PLS

Fission Energy Corp. (“Fission or “the Company”) and its 50% Joint Venture (JV) partner ESO Uranium Corp., are pleased to announce that an expanded $2.76M, 33 hole winter drill and geophysical program has commenced at their PLS Property. The winter exploration program has been designed to follow-up the inital 838m drill program that began in November, 2011 (see news releases dated November 9, 2011 and December 14, 2011, in addition to the update provided below). The newly expanded program will include Sonic and/or RC Drilling, Core Drilling and Airborne and Ground Geophysics.

Ross McElroy, Fission’s President and COO, commented “We are pleased with the progress made at the PLS Property since the discovery of the high grade uranium boulder field last summer. After a detailed review of the work completed to date, the JV decided to significantly expand the budget for 2012 and has begun allocating additional time and resources to further advance this project”.

PLS November 2011 Drill Program Update:

The initial PLS drill program, which began in November 2011, tested 75 – 108 meters (m) of overburden through to the basement rocks on the “up-ice” side of the high grade uranium boulder field discovered in June 2011, in an effort to locate radioactive till sheets in the overburden and to determine the extent of Cretaceous on-lap over the basement rocks.

Seven vertical drill diamond holes (PDD11-01 to 07) totalling 838m using HWT and NW casing through the overburden were completed and surveyed with a Mount Sopris downhole 2PGA-1000 Gamma/SP probe (see Table 1).  Background radioactivity in the overburden ranged from 0 to 20 cps.  Drill holes PDD11-06 and 07 showed anomalous radioactivity in overburden intersections from 64.4m to 70.0m (maximum peak of 400 cps) and from 49.6m to 58.2m (maximum peak of 90 cps), respectively. PDD11-07 was located between PDD11-006 and the area of radioactive boulders trenched in October, 2011. The shallower depth of the anomalous radioactivity in Hole 07 could be consistent with a semi-continuous till sheet dipping to the northeast towards a possible up-ice bedrock source for the uranium boulders. Hole PDD11-003 intersected graphitic metapelitic basement rocks. It is significant to note that the unconformity was intersected 10-20m deeper than nearby adjacent holes PDD11-02 and 04, which may reflect a basement fault off-set. Basement faulting and graphitic metapelites are often seen as key indicators associated with structurally controlled uranium mineralization within and on the margin of the Athabasca Basin. Further drilling, to be undertaken as part of the expanded winter 2012 exploration program, will be required to determine if these initial results represent an intersection of the radioactive till sheet being sought.

Table 1: INITIAL PLS DRILL PROGRAM NOV-DEC 2011

Drill Hole

Unconformity Depth (m)

Altered Regolith

Basement Lithology

* Anomalous Radioactive Overburden (>80 cps)

Total

Hole ID

Az

Dip

From – To (m)

Width (m)

CPS Max Peak

Depth (m)

PDD11-01

0

-90

85.4

-

Granitic Gneiss

-

-

-

107.6

PDD11-02

0

-90

75.0

-

Granitic Gneiss

-

-

-

111.0

PDD11-03

343

-83

93.0

-

Graphitic metapelite

-

-

-

120.0

PDD11-04

0

-90

96.4

-

Granulite

-

-

-

117.0

PDD11-05

0

-90

87.7

87.7 – 103.6

Granulite

-

-

-

132.0

PDD11-06

0

-90

108.0

108.0 – EOH

Gneiss

64.4 – 70.0

5.6

400

133.1

PDD11-07

0

-90

107.9

107.9 – EOH

Gneiss

49.6 – 58.2

8.6

90

107.9

Core samples from basement rocks and clay alteration samples were collected and have been sent to SRC for multi-element analysis and Northwind Resources Ltd. for Pima spectral analyses to determine select clays and associated minerals for comparison with typical alteration assemblages associated with uranium mineralization in this geological setting.

Fission is Operator of the PLS exploration project, which is a 50%/50% Joint Venture held with ESO Uranium Corp. (ESO). PLS is accessible by road with primary access from all weather Highway 955, which runs north to the former Cluff Lake mine, (>60M lbs of U3O8 produced), and passes through the nearby UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north, currently under active exploration and development

Each drill hole is surveyed downhole for radioactivity with a Mount Sopris 2PGA-1000 Gamma/SP probe. Samples have been submitted to SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories (an SCC ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Accredited Facility) of Saskatoon for analysis, which include a 63 element ICP-OES, uranium by fluorimetry (partial digestion). Assays will be reported when available.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

"Ross McElroy"
Ross McElroy, President & COO

FISSION URANIUM CORP. is a Canadian based resource company specializing in the strategic acquisition, exploration and development of uranium properties and is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. FISSION URANIUM CORP. Common Shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "FCU".

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