Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

June 09, 2009 16:06 ET

Dundee Precious Metals Completes the Sale of Its Back River Project in Nunavut

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT)(TSX:DPM.WT.A) ("DPM" or the "Company") announced today that it has completed its previously announced sale of its Back River exploration project in Nunavut to Sabina Silver Corporation (TSX VENTURE:SBB) ("Sabina"). Pursuant to the transaction, the Company received in exchange for the Back River project:

- Cdn$7 million in cash;

- 17,000,000 Sabina common shares;

- 5,000,000 Series A Special Warrants; and

- 5,000,000 Series B Special Warrants

Each of the Special Warrants is exercisable for one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant ("Warrant") of Sabina. The Series A Special Warrants will be automatically exercised upon a decision to proceed to a feasibility study or proceed to production on the Back River project. The Series B Special Warrants will be automatically exercised upon a positive production decision with respect to the project. Each whole Warrant, if issued, will be exercisable for five years from the date of closing, at the discretion of DPM, for one Sabina common share at a price of Cdn$1.07 per Sabina common share.

As a result of the transaction, without factoring the exercise of the Special Warrants, DPM holds 18.8% of Sabina's outstanding common shares.


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Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of precious metals. DPM owns the Chelopech Mine, a producing gold/copper mine, and the Krumovgrad Gold Project, a mining development project, both located in Bulgaria, as well as a 95% interest in the Kapan Mine in Armenia. In addition, it is engaged in mineral exploration activities in Serbia.

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