War Eagle Mining Company Inc.

War Eagle Mining Company Inc.

June 17, 2010 17:58 ET

War Eagle Announces $1,200,000 Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - War Eagle Mining Company Inc. (TSX VENTURE:WAR) ("War Eagle" or the "Company") proposes to raise up to $1,200,000 by way of a non-brokered private placement offering (the "Offering") of the Company.

The Offering will be priced at $0.06 per unit with each unit consisting of one common share of War Eagle and one-half common share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.15. Each full warrant, which may include acceleration provisions, will entitle the holder to purchase one common share of War Eagle for a period of 18 months following the date of closing of the Offering.

The Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to acquire a minority interest in a private company that holds an option to acquire a Chihuahua, Mexico-based mineral property. Net proceeds may also be used to source prospective acquisitions and for working capital for general corporate purposes.

The Offering is expected to close on or before June 30, 2010. All common shares issued under the Offering will be subject to a four-month hold period. Subject to regulatory approval, finders' fees may be paid to certain finders. Some Insiders of the Company may purchase shares under the Offering.

About War Eagle

War Eagle Mining Company Inc. is an experienced mineral exploration company publicly traded since 1987 and listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol WAR. The Company is in the exploration phase of the Tres Marias zinc-lead project in Mexico. Tres Marias is a former producing high-grade zinc and germanium mine that first produced ore in 1949.

This news release was prepared by management of War Eagle, which takes full responsibility for its contents.

Legal Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This disclosure contains certain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the Company's control including: the impact of general economic conditions in the areas in which the Company operates, industry conditions, changes in laws and regulations including the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations and changes in how they are interpreted and enforced, increased competition, the lack of availability of qualified personnel or management, fluctuations in commodity prices, foreign exchange or interest rates, stock market volatility and obtaining required approvals of regulatory authorities. In addition there are risks and uncertainties associated with mining operations, therefore the Company's future results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements will transpire. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements include references to a future drill program and related plans. These statements are based on assumptions made by the company based on its experience, perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange 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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