Continental Minerals Corporation
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Continental Minerals Corporation

April 02, 2007 15:17 ET

Continental Closes the Jinchuan Private Placement for Proceeds of $18 Million Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 2, 2007) - Continental Minerals Corporation ("Continental" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:KMK)(OTCBB:KMKCF) announces that the Company has completed the private placement financing, issuing 10,000,000 units (the "Units") at a price of C$1.80 per Unit for gross proceeds of $18.0 million. Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of Continental and one common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant is exercisable for 0.8 of a common share in the capital of Continental for a period of nine months from the Closing at the following prices: at C$2.25 per share for a period of six months, and at C$2.75 per share for an additional three months thereafter. The securities will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issue thereof.

The proceeds of the current financing shall principally be used for further exploration and development of the Xietongmen Project in China and for general corporate purposes.

This financing is part of a framework agreement with Jinchuan Group Ltd. ("Jinchuan") for equity financing, capital financing, concentrate off-take and other mine building support for Continental's Xietongmen copper project. Jinchuan is a leading Chinese corporation engaged in engineering, manufacturing, construction, mining, processing and smelting of nickel, copper and other metals. This strategic partnership with Jinchuan will strengthen the Continental team which is focused on the development of the Xietongmen project.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration requirements is available.

For additional details, please visit the Company's website at or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Gerald Panneton, President and Chief Executive Officer

Forward-Looking and other Cautionary Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address estimated resource quantities, grades and contained metals, possible future mining, exploration and development activities, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements should not be in any way construed as guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices for metals, the conclusions of detailed feasibility and technical analyses, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, mining rates and recovery rates and the lack of availability of necessary capital, which may not be available to the Company on terms acceptable to it or at all. The Company is subject to the specific risks inherent in the mining business as well as general economic and business conditions. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's annual Form 20-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission at and its home jurisdiction filings that are available at

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor any other regulatory authority accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Continental Minerals Corporation
    Shawn Wallace
    Investor Services
    (604) 684-6365 or 1-800-667-2114
    (604) 684-8092 (FAX)