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Trading Symbol: TSX-V - AMW
VANCOUVER, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Alpha Minerals Inc. ("Alpha Minerals" or the "Company") (TSXV:AMW) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Salman Partners Inc. and Cormark Securities Inc. (collectively the "Underwriters") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to underwrite the offer and sale of 1,500,000 flow through shares ("Flow-Through Shares") of Alpha Minerals (the "Offering") on a private placement basis. The Flow-Through Shares shall be offered at a price of $2.10 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $3,150,000. The Underwriters will receive a commission equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the Offering and broker warrants entitling them to purchase that number of common shares equal to 3% of the Flow-Through Shares sold under the Offering. Each broker warrant is exercisable into one common share of Alpha Minerals at the price of $2.10 for a period of 24 months of Closing. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period under applicable Canadian securities laws.
The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or before January 28, 2013 and is subject to the completion of formal documentation and receipt of regulatory approval, including the approval of the TSXV.
The proceeds of the financing will be used to incur eligible Canadian Exploration Expenses, as defined under the Income Tax Act (Canada), that will be renounced in favour of the purchasers with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2013. The funds are intended to be used in an upcoming work program to explore and advance Alpha Minerals' Joint Venture Patterson Lake South Property ("PLS") in the South West Athabasca Region of Saskatchewan.
Patterson Lake South Property
The 31,039 hectare PLS project is a 50%/50% Joint Venture held by Fission Energy Corp. and Alpha Minerals Inc. Fission is the current Operator of the Joint Venture. 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 close to the UEX-Areva Shea Creek discoveries located 50km to the north, currently under active exploration and development.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Alpha Minerals Inc.
President and CEO
Please refer to the Alpha Minerals Inc. website (www.alphaminerals.ca) for further and updated information.
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.
Forward Looking Statements: The above contains forward looking statements that are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in our forward looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include: changes in world commodity markets, equity markets, costs and supply of materials relevant to the mining industry, change in government and changes to regulations affecting the mining industry. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding future exploration programs, operation plans, geological interpretations, mineral tenure issues, mineral recovery processes and completion of the Offering and the expected use of proceeds of the Offering. Although we believe the expectations reflected in our forward looking statements are reasonable, results may vary, and we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements.
SOURCE: Alpha Minerals Inc.
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Robert (Bob) Meister
Alpha Minerals Inc.
Phone: (604) 629-0293
Toll Free: 1-866-629-8368