Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

December 23, 2010 16:30 ET

DPM Completes Share Purchase of 5% of Vatrin to Hold 100% Indirect Interest in Deno Gold

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2010) -

(All Monetary Figures Are Expressed in U.S. Dollars Unless Otherwise Stated)

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM)(TSX:DPM.WT)(TSX:DPM.WT.A) ("DPM" or "the Company") is pleased to announce today the completion of an agreement wherein DPM, through a wholly owned subsidiary company, has purchased the balance of shares it did not own in Vatrin Investments Limited ("Vatrin") for net cash consideration of $1.5 million and the elimination of all associated third party indebtedness. Vatrin is a private entity which holds 100% of Deno Gold Mining Company CJSC ("Deno Gold"), its principal asset being the Kapan mine, a gold, copper, zinc, silver concentrates producer located about 320 kilometres south east of the capital city of Yerevan in southern Armenia. The Company has recently completed a 50% mine and mill expansion at Deno Gold and is presently evaluating the possibility of supplementing its underground operations with an open pit.

Dundee Precious Metals Inc. is a Canadian based, international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, mining and processing of precious metals properties. The Company's operating interests include its 100% ownership of Chelopech Mining EAD, its principal asset being the Chelopech mine, a gold, copper, silver concentrates producer located east of Sofia, Bulgaria, a 100% ownership of Namibia Custom Smelters (Pty) Ltd., a concentrate processing facility located in Tsumeb, Namibia, and a 100% interest in Deno Gold Mining Company CJSC, its principal asset being the Kapan mine, a gold, copper, zinc, silver concentrates producer located in southern Armenia. DPM's interests also include a 100% interest in the Krumovgrad development stage gold property located in south eastern Bulgaria, near the town of Krumovgrad and certain exploration and exploitation properties in Serbia.


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