Metallum Resources Inc.

Metallum Resources Inc.

October 08, 2009 09:16 ET

Metallum Resources Inc. Provides Update in Respect to its Proposed Business Combination With Solfotara Mining Corporation

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2009) - Metallum Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MRV) (the "Company" or "Metallum") provides this updated news release, as required by the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange, in respect to the proposed reverse takeover ("RTO") with Solfotara Mining Corporation ("Solfotara"), first announced on February 28, 2009, supplemented by a detailed news release dated March 18, 2009 (the "Proposed Transaction"), and subsequent news releases dated April 30, June 1, July 2, August 4, and September 3, 2009. The parties to the Proposed Transaction act at arm's length. As is normal policies of the Exchange, trading in Metallum's shares has been halted since the Proposed Transaction was first announced.


Solfotara has completed the preparation of its consolidated audited financial statements for its year ended March 31, 2009, which are now currently under review by its auditors. As well, Solfotara is endeavoring to complete the preparation of its interim financial statements for the six month period ended September 30, 2009. As previously reported, Solfotara has closed on financings totaling approximately $3,766,000 in gross proceeds whereby units have been issued (each a "Unit") at $0.35, with each Unit consisting of one common share and one-half common share purchase warrant with each full warrant exercisable for 24 months at $0.50. Both Solfotara and Metallum continue to work on preparing a joint information circular in respect to the Proposed Transaction, although no time frame for mailing of the Joint Circular has been set as of the date hereof.

About Solfotara Mining Corp.

Solfotara is a privately owned British Columbia company that has, through a number of foreign subsidiary companies, an interest in five exploration properties, being Basay, Biliran, Tawi-Tawi, Kilong-Olao and St. Anthony, all as described in more in Metallum's February 28, 2009 Press Release. Solfotara currently has 39,804,650 common shares issued and outstanding.

About Metallum Resources Inc.

Metallum Resources Inc. is a precious metals exploration company which holds a group of 11 patented and 18 unpatented claims within Chester Township, known as its Chester Gold Property, located west of Highway 144 midway between Sudbury and Timmins, Ontario. As previously announced in a news release on August 21, 2009, Metallum has signed a definitive agreement with Trelawney Mining and Exploration Inc. for the sale of its interest in the Chester Gold Property, conditional on all approvals required by Metallum, including that of the TSX-V. Metallum also has an option to earn a 70% interest in the M-18 gold property in Argentina. Metallum has 53,803,828 common shares issued and outstanding.

Completion of the Proposed Transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including but not limited to, Exchange acceptance and disinterested Shareholder approval. The Proposed Transaction cannot close until the required shareholder approval is obtained. There can be no assurance that the Proposed Transaction will be completed as proposed or at all.

Investors are cautioned that, except as disclosed in the management information circular prepared in connection with the Proposed Transaction, any information released or received with respect to the Proposed Transaction may not be accurate or complete and should not be relied upon.

The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has in no way passed upon the merits of the proposed Proposed Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange Inc. nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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