Alexis Minerals Corporation

Alexis Minerals Corporation

May 12, 2011 09:25 ET

Alexis Completes $17.5 Million Bought Deal Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) -


ALEXIS MINERALS CORPORATION (TSX:AMC)(OTCQX:AXSMF) ("Alexis" or the "Company") announced today that it has closed its previously announced bought deal offering (the "Offering") of 175,000,000 common shares of the Company (the "Shares") at a price of $0.10 per Share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $17.5 million. The shares were sold pursuant to an underwriting agreement with Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., as lead underwriters, and including TD Securities Inc., Desjardins Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., GMP Securities L.P. and Loewen, Ondaatje, McCutcheon Limited (the "Underwriters").

The Company has granted to the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 26,250,000 Common Shares, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the date hereof, for additional gross proceeds of up to $2,625,000.

François Perron, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Alexis, commented, "We are very grateful to our new and existing shareholders for their support of Alexis as the company continues to advance its Snow Lake Mine project and re-establish profitable operations at Lac Herbin. In addition, as per our recent news, we've strengthened our management team to enable us to deliver on our initiatives."

The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian publicly traded mining company concentrating on exploration and mine development. The Company is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") under the symbol "AMC", and trades in the United States on the Over the Counter QX International ("OTCQX") platform under the symbol "AXSMF". The Company's focus is to grow through exploration, development and acquisition of mineral properties and directly and indirectly, through joint ventures. Alexis is now in its second full year as a junior gold-producing company. The Company holds a dominant property position (over 1,050 km2) in three of Canada's richest mining camps: Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda, in the Abitibi District of Québec, Canada, historically the 3rd richest gold producing region in the world; and Snow Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Alexis undertakes exploration across these properties searching for new world class discoveries, while maintaining a focus on growing Alexis to become a mid-tier gold producer.

Forward-looking information

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the timing and use of proceeds from the Offering, the timing and amount of future exploration and development of the property, and the future financial or operating performance of Alexis and its projects. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of the Company, which is available under the profile of the Company on SEDAR. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

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