Industrial Minerals Inc. announces engagement of agent for up to US $5.0 million private placement

    TORONTO, Nov. 22 /CNW/ - Industrial Minerals Inc. - OTCBB: IDSM - (or
"the Company") today announced it has engaged a placement agent (the "Agent")
to conduct a brokered private placement of special warrants ("Special
Warrants") to raise, on a best efforts agency basis, up to US $5.0 million.
Each Special Warrant will, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances, be
exercisable for no additional consideration for one common share plus one half
of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant entitling the
holder to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price that
is a premium to the offering price (such warrant exercise price to be
determined in the context of the market prior to the closing of the offering)
for a period of two years following the closing of the offering. The Agent has
been granted an option to over-allot the private placement by up to 20% of the
number of Special Warrants sold pursuant to the offering, such option being
exercisable at any time up to 48 hours prior to the closing of the offering.
The Agent will be paid a cash commission equal to 7% of the gross proceeds of
the sale of each Special Warrant. In addition, the Agent will receive broker
warrants to purchase such number of common shares of the Company as is equal
to 7% of the number of the Special Warrants sold under the offering (including
pursuant to the exercise of the Agent's option), with each broker warrant
being exercisable for a period of 24 months following the closing at a price
equal to the Special Warrant price. Closing of the private placement is
scheduled to take place on or about December 20, 2007, and is subject to the
satisfaction of customary closing conditions including the receipt of
necessary regulatory approvals.
    All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be
subject to resale restrictions under securities laws. The Company has agreed
to use its best commercial efforts (i) in the United States, to complete, file
and have become effective a registration statement that allows for the resale
in the United States of certain of the securities issued pursuant to the
offering, and (ii) in Canada, to prepare and file a preliminary long form
prospectus and a (final) long form prospectus in order for the Company to
become a reporting issuer or the equivalent in each Canadian province other
than Quebec and qualifying the distribution of certain of the securities
issued pursuant to the offering, in each case within 120 days of the closing
of the offering. If these obligations have not been satisfied within 120 days
of the closing of the offering, then the Company will issue to each purchaser
of Special Warrants additional Special Warrants equal to 1% of the Special
Warrants purchased by such purchaser for each month (or part thereof) during
which such obligations have not been satisfied. Notwithstanding any failure by
the Company to satisfy these obligations within 120 days of the closing of the
offering, the Company shall continue to use its best commercial efforts to
satisfy such obligations as soon as possible thereafter.
    The funds from the private placement will be used for the building of the
planned pilot plant, preparation of an application for a Canadian stock
exchange listing, and for general corporate purposes (which may include
further exploration and development of the Company's Bissett Creek Project).
    "We are extremely pleased that with the results from the preliminary
assessment (NI 43-101), the Agent has taken special interest in our Bissett
Creek graphite project," said David Wodar, President & CEO of Industrial
Minerals Inc. "This funding will provide the necessary working capital for the
building of our pilot plant, the expansion of our resources through more
exploration on known areas of the remaining 90% of the property, and allow us
to work toward a listing on a recognized Canadian stock exchange."

    The Special Warrants, the common shares and warrants issuable upon
    exercise of the Special Warrants, and the common shares issuable upon
    exercise of the warrants have not been registered under the United States
    Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the
    securities laws of any other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold
    in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a U.S.
    person without registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the
    registration requirements of the Securities Act, and will be subject to
    resale restrictions in Canada.

    No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority
    has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

    About Industrial Minerals Inc.
    Industrial Minerals Inc. through its wholly owned subsidiary Industrial
Minerals Canada Inc., headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, owns 100% of
the undivided interest in the Bissett Creek Graphite patented mineral lease,
containing a resource of 327,700 tonnes indicated plus 397,900 tonnes inferred
of flake graphite based on approximately 10% of the patented mineral leases
that have been drilled to date. The property is comprised of 28 claims
covering an area of approximately 1,315 hectares (3,250 acres). It has been
the subject of substantial earlier exploration drilling, trenching and
metallurgical test work by KHD Canada, Kilborn Engineering, Pincock Alan and
Holt and Cominco Engineering Services. The property is located in Maria
Township in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Company believes the property
is one of the largest and purest natural flake graphite deposits in the world.
Its goal is to become the leading producer of large flake crystalline graphite
in North America and a prominent market participant internationally.

    Safe Harbor Statement
    All statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be
made by the Company or by officers, directors or employees of the Company
acting on the Company's behalf that are not statements of historical fact,
constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the
Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. In addition, estimates of mineral reserves and resources may constitute
forward looking statements to the extent they involve estimates of the
mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed. Such
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors that could cause the actual results of the company to be
materially different from the historical results or from any future results
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties are outlined in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for
2006 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no
assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those
anticipated by management or set forth in this news release. The Company is
not obligated, and assumes no obligation, to revise or update any
forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that
may arise after the date of this news release.

    Information Concerning Mineralization and Resources
    All mineral resources have been estimated in accordance with the
definition standards on mineral resources and mineral reserves of the Canadian
Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum referred to in National
Instrument 43-101, commonly referred to as NI 43-101. U.S. reporting
requirements for disclosure of mineral properties are governed by the United
States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Industry Guide 7. Canadian and
Guide 7 standards are substantially different. This press release uses the
terms "indicated" and "inferred" resources. We advise investors that while
those terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does
not recognize them. Inferred mineral resources are considered too speculative
geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that enable them
to be categorized as mineral reserves.

For further information:

For further information: David Wodar, President, Industrial Minerals
Inc.,, Tel: (905) 829-0220, Fax: (905)
829-5220, Toll free: 1-888-829-0220; Or: Martti Kangas, The Equicom Group,, Tel: (416) 815-0700 x 243

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