Legend International Holdings, Inc. Announces Partial Sale of Holding in Merlin Diamonds Limited

  Legend International Holdings, Inc. Announces Partial Sale of Holding in
  Merlin Diamonds Limited

Business Wire

MELBOURNE, Australia -- January 18, 2013

Legend International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:LGDI), (“Legend”), announces that
it has entered into an agreement to sell 24 million ordinary shares
(approximately 16.9%) in Merlin Diamonds Limited at a price of 21 cents per
share which amounts to A $5.04 million. Closing will occur in 60 days.
Following the closing, Legend will hold a 25.03% interest in Merlin Diamonds
Limited.

Funds raised by the placement and from the rights issue will be used in the
development of the phosphate operations, to retire debt and for working
capital purposes.

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affect the Company’s business is set forth in the Company’s fiscal 2011 Annual
Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange
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Contact:

Legend International Holdings, Inc.
Joseph Gutnick, +011 613 8532 2866
Chief Executive Officer
legendinfo@axisc.com.au
Fax: +011 613 8532 2805
or
Peter Lee, +011 613 8532 2866
Chief Financial Officer
legendinfo@axisc.com.au
Fax: +011 613 8532 2805
 
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