Announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange - CGA Mining closes C$35 million share offering


    PERTH, Western Australia, June 12 /CNW/ - CGA Mining Limited (ASX: CGX,
TSX: CGA) ("CGA" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed
its previously announced private placement of 21,212,000 ordinary shares in
the capital of the Company ("Shares"). The proceeds, in combination with
existing cash reserves and a US$80 million senior debt facility being arranged
by BNP Paribas, will be used to fund construction of the Masbate Gold Mine in
the Philippines, including the acquisition of a power plant and general
working capital.
    The Shares were sold at C$1.65 (approx A$1.74) per Share.
    The private placement was marketed on a best efforts basis by way of
brokered private placement with Haywood Securities Inc. as agent (the
"Agent"). For their services, the Agent received an aggregate commission of
5.0% of the gross proceeds.


    CGA is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and Australian Securities
Exchange. The Masbate Gold Project in the Philippines is currently under
construction and is due for completion in December 2008. The project has a
total indicated resource base of 4.55M ounces, total inferred resource base of
3.22M ounces and is currently forecast to produce over 200,000 ounces per
annum. The 4Mt pa plant is under construction by Leighton Contractors Asia
Limited ("Leighton"). CGA is completing a scoping study for the expansion of
the plant throughput at Masbate. The mining contract for the Masbate Gold
Project has been awarded to Leighton, the largest mining contractor in the
world. A 30,000m drilling program (9,000m of which has already been completed)
is currently underway at Masbate. CGA is completing a Feasibility Study into
the Mkushi Copper Project in Zambia, which is due for completion in December
2008. The Company is also currently undertaking a 10,000m drilling program at
Segilola, regarded as Nigeria's most advanced gold property. CGA has a
disciplined acquisition program focused on acquiring new gold projects with a
substantial initial resource with the capacity to grow materially and where
the development and operational experience of CGA can be applied to enhance
shareholder value.

    "This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation
of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities
have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities
Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities
laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered
under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an
exemption from such registration is available."


    Mr Geoff.G.Jones, F.Aus.I.M.M.CP Mng, CGA's general manager, technical,
is acting as the Qualified Person in compliance with NI 43-101 and JORC
reporting requirements with respect to this announcement. He has prepared and
or supervised the preparation of the scientific or technical information in
this announcement and confirms compliance with NI43-101 and JORC requirements.
    Further information relating to the Masbate Project is included in the
technical report entitled Masbate Gold Project, Masbate Island, Philippines
Form NI 43-101F1 Technical Report dated 30 April 2006 prepared by IMC
Consultants Pty Ltd and available on SEDAR at
    Mining Associates Pty Ltd, a qualified person, has verified the updated
resource statement as disclosed in this announcement, including sampling,
analytical and test data underlying the estimate. Verification of the data
included numerous site visits, database validation of historical drill results
and review of sampling and assaying protocols. The qualified person was
satisfied with the verification process.


    This announcement includes certain "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than
statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation,
statements regarding anticipated dates for construction and production, and
other milestones related to the Masbate Gold Project and other projects;
estimates of capital and operating costs, recovery rates, production estimates
and estimated economic return; and CGA's future operating or financial
performance, are forward-looking statements. Information concerning mineral
reserve and resource estimates including statements regarding the conversion
of inferred resources to reserves also may be deemed to be forward-looking
statements in that it reflects a prediction of the mineralization that would
be encountered if a mineral deposit were developed and mined. Forward-looking
statements involve various risks and uncertainties and are based on certain
factors and assumptions. There can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that
could cause actual results to differ materially from CGA's expectations
include uncertainties related to fluctuations in gold and other commodity
prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation
of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits;
uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, recovery rates,
production estimates and estimated economic return; the need for cooperation
of government agencies in the development of the Masbate Gold Project; the
need to obtain additional financing to develop the Masbate Gold Project; the
possibility of delay in development programs or in construction projects and
uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones for the Masbate Gold
Project; and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading
"Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" in CGA's Annual Information
Form for the year ended 30 June 2007 filed with the Canadian securities
regulatory authorities on the SEDAR website at

For further information:

For further information: Enquiries: Australian Contact: President & CEO
- Michael Carrick, Tel: +61 8 9263 4000, Fax: +61 8 9263 4020, Email:; US Contact: Chairman - Mark Savage, Tel: (505)
344-2822, Fax: (505) 344-2922, Email:

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