Alexis Minerals Corporation

Alexis Minerals Corporation

January 19, 2010 00:05 ET

Alexis Completes Offer for Garson Gold Corp.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 19, 2010) - ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX:AMC) ("Alexis" or the "Company") announces that its bid (the "Offer") to acquire Garson Gold Corp. ("Garson Gold") has now resulted in over 90% of Garson shares being tendered to the Offer. This result confirms that Garson Gold shareholders are overwhelmingly in favour of the acquisition and the opportunity now present for growth in the value of the combined assets. The acquisition of Garson Gold gives Alexis a third project area located in the prospective Snow Lake Mining Camp in Manitoba. Alexis intends to complete a feasibility study on the New Britannia Mine in 2010 as well as explore across the properties.

The bid was allowed to expire at 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2010 and was not extended. A total of 13,946,423 common shares of Garson Gold were tendered to the Offer since the Offer was extended on December 31, 2009 (the "Extension"). A total of 171,232,328 common shares of Garson Gold have been tendered to the Offer since the initial take-up of shares under the bid. Garson Gold shareholders who tendered to the Offer will receive 0.29 of an Alexis common share for each Garson Gold common share tendered.

Alexis has taken up all of the deposited common shares and issued Alexis common shares on January 15, 2010 in payment for the additional Garson Gold common shares tendered since the Extension at the exchange rate of 0.29. 

Alexis plans to commence the statutory procedures required to acquire the remaining Garson Gold shares at the same exchange rate of the Offer. Successful completion of such statutory procedures will result in Alexis owning 100% of the Garson Gold common shares. 

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol "AMC"). The Company owns one producing gold mine in Val d'Or and the right to earn a 100% interest in the Lac Pelletier gold property in Rouyn-Noranda where an underground bulk sampling and exploration program is ongoing. Alexis undertakes exploration in the mineral rich Val d'Or (100% ownership of 212 sq. km.) and Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camps (50% ownership of 785 sq. km and in joint venture with Xstrata Copper). A third project area is located in the prospective Snow Lake Mining Camp in Manitoba where Alexis intends to complete a feasibility study on the New Britannia Mine in 2010 as well as exploration across the properties. Further information about Alexis Minerals can be found at its website:

Forward-looking information

This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, based on current expectations, including, but not limited to, ability to acquire 100% of the common shares of Garson Gold, and future exploration expenses and plans. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including those risks identified in the annual information form of the Company, which is available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Estimates and assumptions underlying the future-looking information are based upon negotiations between the Company and prospective investors, extensive technical and scientific analysis conducted by the management of the Company, and information obtained by the Company from third parties. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is provided as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Important Notice

This document does not constitute an offer to buy or an invitation to sell, any of the securities of Alexis or Garson Gold. Such an offer may only be made pursuant to a registration statement and prospectus filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and an offer to purchase and circular filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Investors and security holders are urged to read the offer and take-over bid circular, if any, and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC and Canadian securities regulators, regarding the proposed business combination transaction because they contain important information. Investors may obtain a free copy of the offer and take-over bid circular and other documents filed by Alexis on SEDAR or on Alexis' website at or by directing a request to Alexis' investor relations department. The securities described in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. This press release is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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