• 5,400,000 common shares issued at a price of $0.93 per share
MONTREAL, July 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Argex Mining Inc. (TSXV: RGX) (FSE: ASV) (OTCBB: ARGEF) has completed its previously-announced private placement by issuing 5,400,000 common shares to a U.S.-based investment fund manager and current shareholder of Argex. The common shares were issued at a price of $0.93 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds to Argex of $5,022,000. No warrants were issued as part of this private placement.
Argex will use the proceeds from the private placement for working capital and general corporate purposes.
No commission was paid in connection with the private placement.
"We are very pleased that an important U.S.-based investment fund, has increased its shareholdings in Argex", said Roy Bonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Argex. "The decision to invest in Argex is a sign of its confidence in our company and our business plan, which is to advance towards production of titanium dioxide. I would like to thank our investor for its support of Argex." Mr. Bonnell continued.
The securities issued at closing are subject to a four-month "hold period", expiring on November 6, 2012, under applicable securities legislation and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. As a result of the closing, there are 115,426,496 common shares of Argex issued and outstanding.
About Argex Mining Inc.
ARGEX MINING INC. is a near-term producer of commodities that the world needs: Titanium Dioxide, Iron and Vanadium Pentoxide. With a primary goal of advancing rapidly towards production, Argex has adopted a simple and low-risk strategy for the scale-up of its proprietary process that allows it to produce high-purity TiO2 directly from run-of-mine material from its 100%-owned deposit.
The process is running continuously at the mini-plant in Mississauga, Ontario. The closed-loop process is environmentally friendly and produces minimal inert tailings.
Additionally, the Corporation owns 100% of the Mouchalagane property, which is a large Labrador trough iron ore property that represents further potential upside for the Argex shareholders.
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For further information:
Roy Bonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer
Argex Mining Inc.
Argex Mining Inc.
The Howard Group
Sarah Moreau, Consultant, Financial & Regulatory Affairs
514 395-0375, ext.234