SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

October 06, 2009 08:35 ET

Ahead of the Bell: China Direct Industries - October 6, 2009

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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Stock Market Alert's performance stock list includes: China Direct Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDII), Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM), YAMANA GOLD INC. (NYSE: AUY) and Northgate Minerals Corporation (NYSE: NXG).

Breaking News: China Direct Industries (NASDAQ: CDII) has entered into letter of intent to acquire additional magnesium production facilities. The company, a U.S. owned, rapidly growing holding company operating in China in two core business segments, pure magnesium production and distribution of basic materials, issued a press release this morning announcing that it has entered into a letter of intent with Taiyuan Yiwei Magnesium Group, LTD. ("Yiwei Magnesium"), an entity controlled by Yiwei Huang, an executive vice president and member of the China Direct Industries Board of Directors, to acquire the remaining interest in its Chang Magnesium, Golden Magnesium and Baotou Changxin Magnesium subsidiaries as well as acquire certain additional facilities owned by Yiwei.

In an effort to focus its magnesium production efforts with its key Chinese partner, the company also intends to sell its majority interest in its Pan Asia subsidiary. The company has begun preliminary discussions with several potential buyers and will account for the subsidiary as discontinued operations until such time as a sale is completed.

The non binding letter of intent entered into between China Direct Industries and Yiwei Magnesium contemplates the creation of what China Direct Industries believes will be the largest producer and distributer of pure magnesium and related products in the world. In addition to the acquisition of the minority stake in China Direct Industries magnesium subsidiaries owned by Yiwei Magnesium, China Direct Industries is seeking to acquire up to five additional magnesium facilities from Yiwei Magnesium. These new facilities have an annual production capacity of a total of 40,000 metric tons of pure magnesium ingots, 10,000 metric tons of magnesium powder, and 10,000 metric tons of magnesium alloy.

Upon completion of the proposed acquisitions and sale of its Pan Asia subsidiary, management estimates it will have a total annual production capacity of approximately 100,000 metric tons of pure magnesium and 20,000 metric tons of other magnesium related products in addition to its distribution capabilities. This will also place all of China Direct Industries' magnesium holdings branded as IMG under the centralized management of Yiwei Huang.

The finalization of the proposed acquisitions is subject to completion of all necessary due diligence, execution of definitive agreements, financing, and China Direct Industry's board of directors approval. While there is no timetable for completion of the transaction, both parties have agreed to work expeditiously to reach a conclusion.

The stock closed yesterday at a $1.53 a share.

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Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) up 1.5% on 21.8 million shares traded. Exxon Mobil Corporation is one of the leading international energy companies whose subsidiaries have operations in most of the world's countries.

YAMANA GOLD INC. (NYSE: AUY) up 3.5% on 12.7 million shares traded. Yamana is a Canadian-based gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Mexico.

Northgate Minerals Corporation (NYSE: NXG) up 3.4% on 1.9 million shares traded. Northgate Minerals Corporation is a gold and copper producer with mining operations, development projects and exploration properties in Canada and Australia.

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