Pelangio Exploration Inc.

Pelangio Exploration Inc.

June 05, 2009 08:30 ET

Pelangio Exploration Receives Extension on the Kyereboso Concessions, Ghana

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) - Pelangio Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PX) ("Pelangio" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the optionor in respect of Pelangio's Kyereboso #2 and #3 concessions in Obuasi, Ghana (the "Kyereboso Concessions"), has agreed to the postponement until December 19, 2009 of the first payment and share issuance to acquire the 49% of the Kyereboso Concessions that the Company does not already own. The Kyereboso Concessions compose approximately 80% of Pelangio's exploration property in Obuasi, Ghana (the "Obuasi Property").

"This postponement is a positive development for the Company, and will give us greater flexibility to conduct exploration on the Kyereboso Concessions during the summer and fall," stated Ingrid Hibbard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pelangio. "The postponement is also emblematic of our excellent working relationship with the optionor of the Kyereboso Concessions and, more generally, the business environment in Ghana." Ms. Hibbard continued, "We commend, in particular, Joseph Kwaku Oduro-Yeboah, the Chief Executive Officer of Adansi Asaasi Mining Company Limited, for his continued foresight and cooperation regarding our exploration of the Kyereboso Concessions."

Pelangio's primary exploration focus has consistently been the 10 kilometre portion of the Main Obuasi Trend that extends through the Kyereboso #2 concession, which to date has shown the best exploration potential. The Company has planned drill targets for later this year along the Main Obuasi Trend in the Kyereboso #2 concession and in the northwest of the Kyereboso #3 concession.

The applicable option agreements had required aggregate payments and share issuances of US$600,000 and 4.8 million common shares of the Company on June 19, 2009. These payments and share issuances will now be made on or before December 19, 2009. The postponement does not affect the payment date in respect of the second and third payments, which are scheduled to be made on or before June 19, 2010 and June 19, 2011, respectively. Copies of the option agreements and amending agreement are available under the Company's profile on

Pelangio Develops Animation of the Obuasi Property

Pelangio, in participation with Imagemaker Advertising Inc., has developed an animation of the Obuasi Property and surrounding geography that approximates the relationship between the Obuasi Property and AngloGold Ashanti's adjacent Obuasi Mine and spatially references exploration results on the Obuasi Property. Investors are invited to view the animation by visiting the Company's website or by downloading the animation via the following link:

About Pelangio

Pelangio is a gold exploration company active in the top-ranked mining jurisdictions in the world, Canada and Ghana. The Company's main focus is to advance its exploration programs on its premier land position in Ghana totaling 290 square kilometres, located on strike and adjacent to AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi gold mine.

Forward Looking Statements

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Contact Information

  • Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Ingrid Hibbard
    President & CEO
    905-875-3828 or Toll Free: 1-877-746-1632
    905-875-3829 (FAX)
    Pelangio Exploration Inc.
    Brendan Cahill
    Corporate Secretary
    905-875-3828 or Toll Free: 1-877-746-1632
    905-875-3829 (FAX)