Ontex Resources Limited completes private placement


    LONDON, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Ontex Resources Limited ("Ontex" or the
"Company") (TSX: ONT) is pleased to announce that it completed today its
previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of
$5,000,000 through the sale of 12,500,000 flow-through common shares ("FT
Shares") of the Company at a price of $0.20 per FT Share and 12,500,000
non-flow-through units ("Units") of the Company at a price of $0.20 per Unit.
Each Unit was comprised of one common share and one common share purchase
warrant ("Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable for one common share at a
price of $0.35 per Warrant for a period of 18 months.
    Gross proceeds from the sale of the FT Shares will be used for further
exploration of the Company's properties and the proceeds from the sale of the
Units will be used for general working capital purposes.
    "We are pleased to have completed this financing with a broad range of
significant support from institutional and retail investors," said J. Patrick
Sheridan Jr., the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The
Company continues to aggressively explore the Brookbank deposit, and currently
has two drills operating. In addition, a stripping and trenching program has
been completed on an area east of the Brookbank gold property, which up until
this point has been unrecognized as a potential exploration target. An initial
drill program is being designed for this area. The Company will continue to
explore areas of known mineralization as well as areas outside of known gold
    Insiders of the Ontex purchased approximately 4.9% of the private
placement. The Company issued 500,000 finder's warrants ("Finder's Warrants")
to Primary Capital Inc. ("Primary") in connection with the private placement.
Each Finder's Warrant is exercisable for one Unit at a price of $0.20 per
Finder's Warrant. In addition, the Company paid a cash finder's fee of
$150,000 to Primary and $3,100 to Octagon Capital Corporation.
    The securities issued in connection with the private placement are
subject to a hold period which expires on December 25, 2009.

    About Ontex Resources Limited

    Ontex is a junior resource company focused on gold exploration and
deposit delineation at its Brookbank gold property in northern Ontario
spanning a strike length of 35 kilometers. To date, diamond drilling has
identified a structure over a 7 kilometers strike length with mineralized
zones extending from surface to a depth of at least 800 meters. The mineral
resources at a 2.0 g/t gold cut-off grade stands at 1.84 million tonnes
grading 7.3 g/t gold containing 421,400 ounces of Indicated and 2.66 million
tonnes grading 4.9 g/t gold containing 421,400 ounces of Inferred resource
(see National Instrument 43-101 technical report - "Technical Report on the
Brookbank Gold Deposit, Beardmore - Geraldton Area, Northern Ontario, Canada"
by Scott Wilson RPA Inc. dated May 4, 2009 - filed on Sedar at www.sedar.com).

    Forward-Looking Information

    This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the
meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking
information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to
Ontex's exploration plans and potential mineralization. Generally,
forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking
terminology such as "plans", "expects", or "does not expect", "is expected",
"budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or
"does not anticipate", or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases
or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would",
"might", or "will be taken", "occur", or "be achieved". Forward-looking
information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date
the information is made, and is based on a number of assumptions and is
subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may
cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of
Ontex to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking information, including risks associated with the exploration,
development and mining such as economic factors as they effect exploration,
future commodity prices, changes in foreign exchange and interest rates,
actual results of current exploration activities, government regulation,
political or economic developments, environmental risks, permitting timelines,
capital expenditures, operating or technical difficulties in connection with
development activities, employee relations, the speculative nature of gold
exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of
grades of reserves, contests over title to properties, and changes in project
parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as those risk factors
discussed in Ontex's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31,
2008, available on www.sedar.com. Although Ontex has attempted to identify
important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors
that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can
be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking information. Ontex does not undertake to update any
forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities

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For further information:

For further information: J. Patrick Sheridan Jr., President and Chief
Executive Officer, Email: info@ontexresources.com; Gary Conn, Chairman and
Chief Operating Officer, Email: info@ontexresources.com, Phone: (519)
455-8127; Additional information is available on the Company's website at

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