PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2010) -
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Bannerman Resources Limited (TSX:BAN)(ASX:BMN)(NSX:BMN) ("Bannerman" or the "Company") is pleased to confirm completion of the A$15 million share placement financing announced on December 14, 2010. Bannerman has today issued 30 million ordinary shares at A$0.50 per share primarily to existing and new institutional shareholders, to raise total proceeds of A$15 million.
The Company's cash balance is now approximately A$23 million placing Bannerman in a strong position to advance the Etango Project feasibility study and exploration programs on its prospective regional landholdings in early 2011.
Bannerman CEO, Len Jubber, said: "With the uranium price increasing, we are seeing a significantly higher level of corporate activity as uranium mining companies and end-user utilities anticipate further demand increases and supply constraints. Bannerman is actively pursuing the development of a globally significant and low risk uranium project which continues to show growth potential in a politically favourable jurisdiction. Completion of the recent financing, largely from institutional investors, reflects the financial community's recognition of the strategically valuable asset being developed by Bannerman."
About Bannerman - Bannerman Resources Limited is an emerging uranium development company with interests in two properties in Namibia, a southern African country considered to be a premier uranium mining jurisdiction. Bannerman's principal asset is its 80%-owned Etango Project situated southwest of Rio Tinto's Rössing uranium mine and to the west of Paladin Energy's Langer-Heinrich mine. Etango is one of the world's largest undeveloped uranium deposits. Bannerman is focused on the feasibility assessment and development of a large open pit uranium operation at Etango. More information is available on Bannerman's website at www.bannermanresources.com.
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