MagIndustries Corp.

MagIndustries Corp.

March 18, 2005 09:19 ET

MagIndustries Corp. Closes US$4,250,000 Non Brokered Private Placement




MARCH 18, 2005 - 09:19 ET

MagIndustries Corp. Closes US$4,250,000 Non Brokered
Private Placement

WALLACE, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - March 18, 2005) - MagIndustries
Corp. (the "Company") (TSX Venture:MAA.U) announced today that it has
closed its previously announced private placement (the "Offering") of
5,000,000 units ("Units") of the Company at a price of US$0.85 per Unit
for gross proceeds of US$4,250,000.

Each Unit issued in the Offering consists of one common share of the
Company and one half of one common share purchase warrant, each whole
common share purchase warrant entitles the holder to purchase one
additional common share of the Company at a price of US$1.50 per share
on or prior to March 18, 2007. The net proceeds of the Offering are
expected to be used for MagIndustries's three business sectors, being
potash, magnesium and energy, including appropriate bankable feasibility
studies and general corporate purposes.

About MagIndustries Corp.:

With the rapidly growing demand from the global automotive industry for
competitively priced, high quality magnesium alloys, the Company is
accelerating the development of its 100% owned magnesium and potash salt
deposits at Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo. The development timetable
for the Kouilou Magnesium Project is being finalized following the
Company's recently announced agreement to access low-cost hydro-electric
energy and a purchase agreement for all planned potash production.

MagIndustries Corp. is a Canadian company whose common shares are listed
on the TSX Venture Exchange and are traded in U.S. currency under the
symbol "MAA.U". The Company currently has 72,902,942 shares outstanding
on an undiluted basis. More information on the Company is available at
its website,

Except for historical information, this press release contains
forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company's current
expectation regarding future events. These forward-looking statements
involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to
differ materially from those statements. Those risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, changing market conditions, and other
risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's ongoing filings. We
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the
forward-looking events in this press release might not occur.

Cusip: 55917T 102


Contact Information

    MagIndustries Corp.
    William Burton
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    (902) 257-1171
    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.