Amazon Mining Holding Plc
TSX VENTURE : AMZ

Amazon Mining Holding Plc

December 16, 2010 09:10 ET

Amazon Mining Increases Previously Announced Private Placement Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) -

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Amazon Mining Holding Plc (TSX VENTURE:AMZ) ("Amazon Mining" or the "Company") announces that it has increased its previously disclosed private placement which is being placed by a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and Wellington West Capital Markets Inc., and which includes Salman Partners Inc. (the "Underwriters"). The Company previously announced that the Underwriters agreed to purchase 960,000 common shares ("Common Shares") at a price of $4.17 per Common Share, resulting in gross proceeds to Amazon Mining of approximately $4 million (the "Underwritten Offering"). In addition, the Underwriters have an option on a "best efforts" placement for an additional 480,000 Common Shares at $4.17 per share for additional gross proceeds of up to $2 million, to be closed concurrently with the bought private (the "Option"). The Company and the Underwriters have agreed to increase the number of Common Shares to be offered under the Option by up to 960,000 Common Shares, such that the Option now consists of an aggregate of up to 1,440,000 Common Shares for gross proceeds of up to $6,004,800. Together with the Underwritten Offering which remains unchanged, the increased offering will consist of an aggregate of up to 2,400,000 Common Shares, for gross proceeds of up to $10,008,000.

After closing, Amazon Mining expects to be fully-funded up to construction phase. The offering is expected to close on or about January 11, 2011.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used for (i) development of the Company's Cerrado Verde potash project, and (ii) working capital and general corporate purposes.

The transaction is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals.

THE COMMON SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO, OR FOR THE ACCOUNT OR BENEFIT OF, U.S. PERSONS ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM U.S. REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

About Amazon

Amazon Mining is a mineral exploration and development company founded and led by Brazilians since 2005. The company is focused on the development of the Cerrado Verde project. Cerrado Verde is source of a potash rich rock from which Amazon plans to produce a slow-release, non-chloride, multi-nutrient, fertilizer product. Amazon Mining is a UK public company with shares listed on the TSX Venture Exchange since November 2007.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Amazon Mining Holding Plc, Cristiano Veloso, President and CEO.

Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements

THIS PRESS RELEASE CONTAINS CERTAIN "FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS", WHICH INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, STATEMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE FUTURE FINANCIAL OR OPERATING PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ITS PROJECTS, STATEMENTS REGARDING USE OF PROCEEDS, EXPLORATION PROSPECTS, IDENTIFICATION OF MINERAL RESERVES, COSTS OF AND CAPITAL FOR EXPLORATION PROJECTS, EXPLORATION EXPENDITURES, TIMING OF FUTURE EXPLORATION AND PERMITTING, REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL CAPITAL, GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS OF MINING OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS, RECLAMATION EXPENSES, TITLE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS, AND LIMITATIONS OF INSURANCE COVERAGE. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS CAN GENERALLY BE IDENTIFIED BY THE USE OF WORDS SUCH AS "PLANS", "EXPECTS", OR "DOES NOT EXPECT" OR "IS EXPECTED", "ANTICIPATES" OR "DOES NOT ANTICIPATE", OR "BELIEVES", "INTENDS", "FORECASTS", "BUDGET", "SCHEDULED", "ESTIMATES" OR VARIATIONS OF SUCH WORDS OR PHRASES OR STATE THAT CERTAIN ACTIONS, EVENT, OR RESULTS "MAY", "COULD", "WOULD", "MIGHT", OR "WILL BE TAKEN", "OCCUR" OR "BE ACHIEVED". FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY CAUSE THE ACTUAL RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMPANY TO BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY FUTURE RESULTS, PERFORMANCE OR ACHIEVEMENTS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED BY SAID STATEMENTS. THERE CAN BE NO ASSURANCES THAT FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS WILL PROVE TO BE ACCURATE, AS ACTUAL RESULTS AND FUTURE EVENTS COULD DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE ANTICIPATED IN SAID STATEMENTS. ACCORDINGLY, READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.

Readers are cautioned not to rely solely on the summary of such information contained in this release and are directed to the complete set of drill results posted on Amazon's website (www.amazonplc.com) and filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and any future amendments to such. Readers are also directed to the cautionary notices and disclaimers contained herein.

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Contact Information

  • Amazon Mining Holding Plc
    Cristiano Veloso
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    +44 (0) 20 8133 7607
    +44(0)20 7405 7773 (FAX)
    cv@amazonplc.com
    or
    Amazon Mining Holding Plc
    Jed Richardson
    VP Corporate Development
    +1(416)866-2966
    +1(416)866-8829 (FAX)
    jed@amazonplc.com
    www.amazonplc.com