Richmond Minerals Inc. announces closing of $485,000 non-brokered private
placement

TORONTO, Dec. 22 /CNW/ - Richmond Minerals Inc. (RMD: TSXV) (Richmond) is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement of 9,700,000 Units consisting of one common share to be issued on a flow-through basis and one-non-flow-through common share purchase warrant at $0.05 per unit for gross proceeds of $485,000. Each warrant is exercisable at $0.15 for one year from the date of issuance. The proceeds raised will be primarily used for exploration on the Company's Halle property in the Province of Quebec.

The MineralFields Group has purchased 9,000,000 Units of the private placement. "We are very pleased to be continuing our relationship with the MineralFields Group", said Birks Bovaird, President. "This is an important milestone in the growth of Richmond Minerals Inc. and we look forward to working with MineralFields Group as we develop our holdings in the Province of Quebec".

The securities issued pursuant to the financing are subject to a hold period of four months and one day after closing. Pursuant to the financing, finder fees were paid consisting of the issuance of 450,000 common shares and an option to acquire 900,000 Units exercisable at $0.05 per Unit for a period of one year after closing.

    
       About MineralFields, Pathway and First Canadian Securities (R)
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MineralFields Group (a division of Pathway Asset Management), based in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary, is a mining fund with significant assets under administration that offers its tax-advantaged super flow-through limited partnerships to investors throughout Canada as well as hard-dollar resource limited partnerships to investors throughout the world. Pathway Asset Management also specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of structured products and mutual funds (including the Pathway Multi Series Funds Inc. corporate-class mutual fund series). Information about MineralFields Group is available at www.mineralfields.com. First Canadian Securities (R) (a division of Limited Market Dealer Inc.) is active in leading resource financings (both flow-through and hard dollar PIPE financings) on competitive, effective and service-friendly terms, and offers investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and mining industry consulting, services to resource companies. MineralFields and Pathway have financed several hundred mining and oil and gas exploration companies to date through First Canadian Securities (R).

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed this press release and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, which are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected. Richmond does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Richmond Minerals Inc.

For further information: For further information: Birks Bovaird, President or Warren Hawkins, Exploration Manager, Telephone: (416) 603-2114, Facsimile: (416) 603-8436


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