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TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Aldridge Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: AGM)
("Aldridge" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its
previously announced underwritten private placement financing (the
"Offering"). The Company issued a total of 22,105,082 common shares at a price
of $0.475 per common share for gross proceeds of approximately $10.5 million.
In addition, as previously announced, the Company has been advised by ANT
Holding Anonim Sti ("ANT") that ANT intends to subscribe for and purchase an
additional 9,534,737 common shares of the Company on a private placement basis
at a price per share of $0.475, pursuant to the exercise of pre-emptive rights
held by ANT that entitle it to maintain its pro rata interest in the Company
in certain circumstances. The Offering was led by Dundee Securities Ltd. as
In connection with the Offering, Mavi Investment Fund Ltd. ("Mavi"), which,
following completion of the Offering, owns approximately 19.6% of the
outstanding common shares of the Company, has been granted the right to
nominate one individual for election to the Board of Directors of the Company
for so long as Mavi owns at least 9% of the outstanding common shares of the
Company. Aldridge is pleased to announce that the initial Mavi nominee,
Michael Widmer, has been appointed to the Board of Directors effective
Michael Widmer is a shareholder of HOTS-Invest AG. Founded in 2003,
HOTS-Invest AG focuses on institutional investment management and private
banking. Mr. Widmer is also a director of Monterosa Services AG, Monterosa
Transaction Support Services Pvt Ltd, and Monterosa Asset Management Ltd.
Between 1996 and 2003, Mr. Widmer was founding partner and manager of TFM
Asset Management AG, which specialized in investment management for private
and individual clients. Mr. Widmer lives in Nänikon, Switzerland.
The net proceeds of the financing will be used to advance the exploration and
development of the Company's Yenipazar property in central Turkey and for
general working capital purposes.
All securities issued under or in connection with the Offering are subject to
a four month hold period expiring June 15, 2013.
The securities offered have not been, nor will they be registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or state securities laws and
were not offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or
benefit of, U.S. persons absent U.S. federal and state registration or an
applicable exemption from the U.S. registration requirements. This release
does not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States.
Aldridge is a near development stage mining company focused on advancing its
Yenipazar gold and polymetallic VMS deposit (Ag, Cu, Pb, Zn) in Turkey - a
country that is committed to developing its natural resources and is rapidly
emerging as an economic powerhouse. Aldridge is currently in the final stages
of completing the Yenipazar feasibility study, which we expect to deliver in
March 2013. The Yenipazar project is subject to an earn-in agreement with
Alacer Gold Corp., wherein Aldridge can earn a 100% working interest subject
to certain conditions, subject to a 6% net profit interest ("NPI", revenues
less operational costs) until revenues of US$165 million are generated, and a
10% NPI from there on.
Additional information and corporate documents may be found on www.sedar.com
and the Aldridge website, www.aldridgeminerals.ca.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release includes certain forward-looking statements within the
meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements involve risks,
uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance,
prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in such
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release,
include, but are not limited to failure to satisfy any of the conditions to
completion of the Offering, economic performance and future plans and
objectives of Aldridge. Any number of important factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements as well as
future results. Although Aldridge believes that the assumptions and factors
used in making the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance
should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of
this new release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in
the disclosed timeframes or at all. Aldridge disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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.
Mario Caron President & CEO, Director Aldridge Minerals Inc. (416) 477-6985
David Carew Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Secretary Aldridge
Minerals Inc. (416) 477-6984 firstname.lastname@example.org
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