Platinex's CEO invested in private placement



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    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Platinex Inc.'s (TSX-V: PTX) President and CEO,
James R. Trusler, today reported that he acquired 480,000 common shares of
Platinex Inc. ("Platinex") at $0.15 per share under a private placement with
Platinex which closed on this date, on October 3, 2008.
    Mr. Trusler now owns 4,097,760 common shares, and options exercisable for
680,000 common shares, representing approximately 16.05% of the issued and
outstanding common shares (assuming the exercise of the options).
    Mr. Trusler has acquired the securities of Platinex for investment
purposes and reserves the right to acquire additional securities of Platinex
in the future.
    An early warning report will be filed in SEDAR. A copy of that early
warning report and further information can be obtained from:
    James R. Trusler at Telephone: (905) 470-6400, and Fax: (905) 470-6450.

    About Platinex Inc.

    Platinex is a Canadian exploration company based near Toronto. Platinex
focuses on carefully selected Platinum Group Element targets in settings
analogous to the JM reef (Stillwater Complex, Montana) and the Merensky and
UG2 reefs (Bushveld Complex, RSA) and opportunistic acquisition and
exploration of other selected precious metal targets. Platinex is determined
to find platinum sources to be used in the campaign to eliminate the threat of
global warming. Shares of Platinex are listed for trading on the TSX Venture
Exchange under the symbol "PTX".

    
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    Except for statements of historical fact, all statements in this news
release - including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and
objectives, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be
accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements.

    THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE HAS NOT REVIEWED AND DOES NOT ACCEPT
    RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Platinex Inc., James R. Trusler, President &
CEO, Tel: (905) 470-6400, Email: jim@platinex.com; CHF Investor Relations,
Cathy Hume, CEO, Tel: (416) 868-1079 ext. 231, Email: cathy@chfir.com

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