/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/
TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - Polar Star Mining Corporation ("Polar Star" or the Company") (TSX: PSR) is pleased to announce the closing of the first tranche of the private placement of up to 65,000,000 common shares of the Company (the "Private Placement") at a price of $0.10 per common share (the "Subscription Price") previously announced on October 5, 2012. The remainder of the Private Placement will be completed upon receipt of TSX approval, expected within two weeks.
The Company has issued 54,119,474 common shares at a price of $0.10 per share for gross proceeds of $5,411,947.40, and an additional 7,650,000 common shares to Praetorian Resources Limited ("Praetorian") in connection with the conversion of the previously announced and funded $750,000 promissory note plus accrued interest in favor of Praetorian.
As of today's date, Praetorian owns 15,919,474 common shares, representing 9.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. Upon receipt of TSX approval, an additional 3,380,526 common shares will be issued to Praetorian bringing their total ownership to 19,300,000 common shares which will represent 11.7% of the then issued and outstanding common shares of the Company.
The common shares issued pursuant to this Private Placement are subject to a hold period of four months plus one day from the date of closing.
The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to support capital development at the Company's Chépica mine in Chile and for general corporate purposes.
In connection with the Private Placement, Arlington Group Asset Management Limited, broker to the Company, will be paid a cash commission of 2.5% of the gross proceeds it delivered and an additional 2.5% commission of the gross proceeds it delivered paid via the issuance of common shares at the Subscription Price.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on assumptions, uncertainties and management's best estimates of future events. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. When used herein, words such as "anticipate", "will", "intend" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, refer to Polar Star's filings with Canadian securities regulators available on www.sedar.com or the Company's website at www.polarstarmining.com.
About Polar Star
Polar Star is an emerging exploration company with a focus on building value in Chile through discovery, development and production. The company is advancing its flagship exploration property, Montezuma, that covers 40 kilometres of the West Fault zone and the cross-cutting Esperanza Fault systems. The property is located between Codelco's Radomiro Tomic - Chuquicamata - Ministro Hales mines in the north and Antofagasta PLC's El Tesoro - Esperanza - Polo Sur mines to the south. Polar Star operates the Chépica gold/silver/copper mine located 270 kilometres south of Santiago, Chile. The head office of Polar Star is located in Toronto.
Shares outstanding: 161,045,475 as at October 25, 2012.
SOURCE: Polar Star Mining Corporation
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Adam Rochacewich, CFO
Tel: (416) 368-3496