Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.

Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.

December 10, 2013 09:10 ET

Ferrum Americas Announces Closing of $1.1 Million Private Placement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 10, 2013) - Ferrum Americas Mining Inc., (TSX VENTURE:FEM) ("Ferrum" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed a non-brokered private placement of units and convertible debentures for gross proceeds of $1,118,627.

The placement consists of 7,732,837 units at a price of $0.08 per unit for gross proceeds of $618,627. Each unit consists of one common share in the capital of the Company and one non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.20 per share for a period of three years. The common shares and warrants comprising the units are subject to a four-month hold period.

Prestige Times Limited Investment

An additional $500,000 was subscribed by Prestige Times Limited ("PT"), a Hong Kong-based investment group, in the form of a non-interest bearing non-transferable convertible debenture. The debenture can be converted at the holder's discretion into common shares of Ferrum at a conversion price of $0.20 per common share at any time following the first anniversary of the date of issue until the date that is three years following the date of issue.

PT also subscribed for 6,250,000 units described above. As part of the placement of units and convertible debentures, PT will also be appointing one member to the board of directors of Ferrum.

"The investment by PT acknowledges the expertise developed in Ferrum's team, which will be used to target iron, copper and precious metals opportunities throughout the Americas," Laurence Curtis, Chairman of Ferrum said.

The closing remains subject to Ferrum obtaining the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Ferrum Americas Mining

Ferrum Americas is focused on developing iron ore, base and precious metals projects in the Americas.

Ferrum Americas has rights to acquire a 98% interest in the Cerro Rojo iron ore project in Bolivia. Located 600 kilometres east of Santa Cruz and approximately 55 kilometres from Puerto Suarez and the Hidrovia river system near Corumba, Brazil, Cerro Rojo is a large banded iron formation striking for more than 4 kilometres, according to reports prepared by Rio Tinto in 1999 and verified by Ferrum.

A NI 43-101 mineral resource estimate, prepared by P&E Mining Consultants Inc., includes Indicated resources of 111.0 million tonnes at 48.1% Fe and Inferred resources of 175.9 million tonnes grading 48.8% Fe at a 15% iron cut-off grade.

At a cut-off grade of 50% Fe, Indicated resources are 31.2 million tonnes at 51.5% Fe and Inferred resources are 63.0 million tonnes at 52.0% Fe. The NI-43-101 Technical Report is available at www.ferrumamericas.com.

Ferrum is also evaluating other iron ore and base and precious metals opportunities within Bolivia and throughout the Americas.

Qualified Persons

Mr. Alain Vachon, P.Geo., the Company's Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has also reviewed and approved the contents of this press release.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements that are based on Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.'s expectations, estimates and projections regarding its business and the economic environment in which it operates. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to control or predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements and readers should not place undue reliance on such statements. Statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them publicly to reflect new information or the occurrence of future events or circumstances, unless otherwise required to do so by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the
policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this

Contact Information

  • Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.
    Laurence Curtis
    1 289 242 7422

    Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.
    Nick Tintor
    President and CEO
    1 416 987 0855

    Ferrum Americas Mining Inc.
    Leslie Haddow
    Corporate Secretary
    1 416-637-3523