VANCOUVER, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Tasman Metals Ltd. ("Tasman" or the "Company") (TSXV: TSM) (Frankfurt: T61) (NYSE-MKT: TAS). Mr Mark Saxon, President & CEO, announces that the Company will make an application with the TSX Venture Exchange to extend the term of a total of 2,090,667 warrants (the "Warrants") by one year. The Warrants were issued with an original term of two years in connection with the closing of two private placement financings as announced by the Company on November 18, 2010 and November 26, 2010. Of the Warrants, 1,257,334 are currently due to expire on November 17, 2012 and 833,333 on November 26, 2012. All other terms of the Warrants remain the same.
About Tasman Metals Ltd.
Tasman Metals Ltd is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on Rare Earth Elements (REE's) in the European region and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TSM" and the NYSE-MKT under the symbol "TAS". REE demand is increasing, due to the metals' unique properties that make them essential for high technology and environmentally-beneficial applications. Since over 95% of REE supply is sourced from China, the European Union is actively supporting policy to promote domestic supply of REE's, to ensure the security of high-tech industry. Tasman's exploration portfolio is uniquely placed, with the capacity to deliver "high-tech" metals from politically stable, mining friendly jurisdictions with developed infrastructure.
The Company's Norra Karr project in Sweden is one of the most significant heavy REE resources in the world, and the only NI43-101 compliant REE resource in mainland Europe. The resource is unusually low in radioactive metals relative to peer projects, with less than 15 ppm each of uranium and thorium.
For more information regarding rare earth elements, see the Rare Metal Blog at http://proedgewire.com/rare-earth/ or Resource Stock Digest at http://strategicmetalstocks.resourcestockdigest.com
On behalf of the Board,
Mark Saxon, President & CEO
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Cautionary Statements. Certain statements found in this release may constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect the speaker's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, uncertainties related to the availability and costs of financing, unexpected geological conditions, success of future development initiatives, imprecision in resource estimates, ability to obtain necessary permits and approvals, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, changes in world metal markets, changes in equity markets, environmental and safety risks, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. Forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially due to the uncertainties and risks, known and unknown, associated with such statements. Shareholders and other readers should not place undue reliance on "forward-looking statements," as such statements speak only as of the date of this release.
SOURCE: Tasman Metals Ltd.
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