Troy Resources NL
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Troy Resources NL

October 29, 2009 05:48 ET

Troy to Raise A$24.9M From Underwritten Entitlement Issue

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2009) -

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Growing junior gold producer, Troy Resources NL (Troy or the Company) (TSX:TRY)(ASX:TRY) is pleased to announce a capital raising of $24.9 million via an underwritten pro-rata, non-renounceable entitlement issue (Entitlement Issue) to maintain project development momentum of the Company's Casposo gold-silver project.

Troy Chairman, John Dow, said, "This fully underwritten issue allows the Company to continue new mine construction at Casposo with certainty. It also provides Troy shareholders with an opportunity to maintain their shareholding in the Company. I am also pleased to report to shareholders that this Entitlement Issue has the unanimous support of the full Troy Board".

Entitlement Issue

Troy intends to offer existing shareholders the opportunity to subscribe for fully paid ordinary shares (New Shares) at A$2.00 per New Share pursuant to a 1 for 6 pro-rata non-renounceable Entitlement Issue to raise A$24.9 million. The Company has reserved the right to make a PRIVATE placement of securities to certain jurisdictions on similar terms to the Entitlement Issue.

The Entitlement Issue is fully underwritten by Euroz Securities Limited, Argonaut Capital Limited and Bell Potter Securities Limited. The issue price of a New Share represents a 19% discount to Troy's last traded Share price prior to announcement of the capital raising and a 17% discount to the theoretical ex-rights price.

All directors of Troy have confirmed their intention to participate in the Entitlement Issue.

Under the Entitlement Issue, Troy shareholders as at the record date will be able to subscribe for New Shares at an issue price of A$2.00 per New Share on the basis of 1 New Shares for every 6 Shares held at the record date.

Use of Proceeds

The proceeds of the Entitlement Issue will be fully applied to construction activities at the Casposo Project in Argentina.

Indicative Timetable

The timetable is currently being finalised with the details, including the record date, expected to be announced in approximately one week's time when it is expected the Entitlement Offer documents are lodged with ASX.

Disclosure

The rights to subscribe for shares of Troy at A$2.00 per share pursuant to the Entitlement Issue will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 Act, as amended and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US persons.

The listing of the New Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) remains subject to the approval of the TSX.

ABOUT TROY RESOURCES

Troy Resources (TSX:TRY)(ASX:TRY) is a dividend-paying junior gold producer, with a clear growth strategy. The Company has two producing gold operations; at Sandstone in Western Australia and the Andorinhas Mine in Para State, Brazil and a gold silver development project, Casposo, in San Juan province, Argentina.

Troy has an experienced Board and management team with a portfolio of successful, fast-track mine development and low-cost operations.

Troy has an annual exploration budget of $5 million and a proven track record in exploration discoveries and strategic acquisitions.

Troy is currently focused on developing its Casposo Project, which it acquired in May 2009. With the acquisition and development of Casposo, Troy is entering a renewed growth phase which will again lift the Company's annual gold production above 100,000 ounces of gold per annum.

The Company maintains a robust balance sheet, and its current assets are forecast to continue to generate strong cash flow. Troy's gold production is unhedged; allowing its shareholders access to the full benefit of current and future gold price upside.

With the recent Casposo acquisition, Troy is positioned to continue its path of strong growth and profitable operations and is well on track to achieve its vision of becoming a highly profitable mid-tier gold producer with a portfolio of quality long-life assets.

Troy is a responsible corporate citizen, committed to the best practice of health and safety, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

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