Alexco Resource Corp.
TSX : AXR

Alexco Resource Corp.

April 04, 2006 09:12 ET

Alexco Announces Public Offering of 3 Million Shares and NovaGold to Purchase Additional 1.2 Million Shares

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 4, 2006) -

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Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX:AXR) ("Alexco or the Company") has entered into an agreement with Canaccord Capital Corporation for the sale of up to 3.0 million common shares by way of short form prospectus. The agreement also provides an over-allotment option for up to 0.5 million common shares exercisable by Canaccord up to 48 hours prior to closing. The Company also intends to sell on a non-brokered basis 1.2 million common shares to NovaGold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG)(AMEX:NG) to maintain its pro-rata ownership of the Company. The price of the common shares sold will be set by agreement between the Company and Canaccord.

The offering is scheduled to close on or about April 28, 2006. The offering is subject to, among other things, receipt by Alexco of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used for exploration on the Company's properties, to fund the Company's reclamation business and for general corporate purposes. The net proceeds from the exercise of any over-allotment option will be added to the Company's general working capital.

In consideration for their services, the agent will receive a 6.5% cash commission and broker warrants exercisable for common shares equal to 6.5% of the number of common shares sold in the brokered offering. The broker warrant will be exercisable for a period of 12 months following the closing date.

About Alexco

Alexco's business is to unlock value and manage risk at mature, closed or abandoned mine sites through integration and implementation of the Company's core competencies and skills which include management of environmental services, execution of mine reclamation and closure operations and where appropriate, rejuvenation of exploration and development activity.

Some statements in this press release contain forward-looking information. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the entering into of agreements, the closing of transactions and the expenditure of funds. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing of transactions, the ability to fulfill certain conditions, the ability to raise funds and the timing and amount of expenditures.

Contact Information

  • Alexco Resource Corp.
    Clynton R. Nauman
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    (604) 633-4888
    or
    Alexco Resource Corp.
    Elaine M. Sanders
    Chief Financial Officer
    (604) 633-4888
    (604) 633-4887 (FAX)
    info@alexcoresource.com
    www.alexcoresource.com