Alexis Minerals Corporation
TSX : AMC

Alexis Minerals Corporation

March 20, 2008 08:30 ET

Alexis Minerals Closes $11.7 Million Underwritten Private Placement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) -

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Alexis Minerals Corporation (TSX:AMC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced $11.7 million private placement financing. In connection with the financing, the Company has issued 16,714,286 million units at a price of $0.70 per unit. Each unit consisted of one common share of the Company and one-half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable at any time for one common share at a price of $1.00 per share for a period of two years following closing. The Company shall have the right, commencing 365 days after closing of the financing; to call the outstanding warrants for expiry upon 30 days notice should the common shares have a volume weighted average trading price of at or above $1.50 for 20 consecutive trading days.

Cormark Securities Inc. acted as lead underwriter on the financing, with a syndicate comprised of Canaccord Adams and CIBC World Markets Inc. The underwriters received a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the offering.

The net proceeds of the offering will be for continued exploration and development of the Lac Herbin and Lac Pelletier Deposits, acquisitions and for general working capital purposes.

The securities described herein have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Act or unless an exemption from registration is available.

About Alexis Minerals

Alexis Minerals Corporation is a Canadian exploration and development company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Alexis holds an outstanding portfolio of properties covering the Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camps in Quebec. Alexis owns the 1400 tonne per day Aurbel gold mill and holds a 100%-interest in the Aurbel property. Alexis will vest into a 100% ownership of all remaining interests of Aur Resources on approximately 212 square kilometres of the Val-d'Or Mining Camp in early 2008. Alexis also has the right to earn-in into a 100% interest in the Lac Pelletier gold property in Rouyn-Noranda. The Company has earned a 50% interest in approximately 786 square kilometres of the Rouyn-Noranda Mining Camp and has entered into a joint venture with Xstrata Copper. Alexis is following strategic exploration approaches across these properties for both gold and base metals, with a focus on the potential for gold production from the 100%-owned Lac Herbin and Lac Pelletier deposits during 2008. Currently there are four underground drills active at Lac Herbin, one surface drill active in Val-d'Or and one surface drill active in Rouyn-Noranda.

Forward-looking Information

Statements in this release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information typically contain words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "potential", or similar words suggesting future outcomes and include, without limitation, statements regarding the completion of the financing, proposed use of proceeds, and the Company's operational plans, including production estimates. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate; actual results and future events could differ materially from such information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, among others, commodity prices, third party risks, risks inherent in the mining industry, financing risks, regulatory risks and environmental concerns. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Contact Information

  • Alexis Minerals Corporation
    David Rigg
    President and CEO
    (416) 861-5889
    (416) 861-8165 (FAX)
    or
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    Bruce Barch
    Manager Investor Relations
    (416) 861-5905
    or
    Alexis Minerals Corporation
    Louis Baribeau
    Relationiste, Quebec
    (514) 667-2304
    Email: info@alexisminerals.com
    Website: www.alexisminerals.com