Marksmen Resources Ltd.

Marksmen Resources Ltd.

June 27, 2008 13:18 ET

Marksmen Closes Loan Facility and Private Placement

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - Further to a press release dated June 9, 2008, Peter Malenica, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marksmen Resources Ltd. ("Marksmen") (TSX VENTURE:MA) is pleased to announce that it has closed the loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of $3,604,000 (the "Loan Facility") with a total of nine participating creditors. The Loan facility has a term of 12 months, an interest rate of 12% per annum, payable monthly, and the principal amount includes a financing fee of 6% on the funds advanced to Marksmen ($3,400,000), which is equal to $204,000. After 90 days, the loan may be repaid in whole or in part by Marksmen without penalty. As security for the Loan Facility, Marksmen granted each of the creditors a general security agreement and a fixed and floating charge debenture over its assets. Three insiders of Marksmen are among the creditors for the Loan Facility and provided in aggregate $795,000 of the principal amount which includes $45,000 of the financing fee. Marksmen has determined that exemptions from the various requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 are available for the portion of the Loan Facility granted by the insiders of Marksmen.

Marksmen also announces the closing of the private placement of 4,000,000 common shares issued on a "flow-through share" basis at a price of $0.10 per flow-through share for total gross proceeds of $400,000. No fees or commissions where paid on the private placement. The flow-through shares were issued to two non-insider creditors who participated in the Loan Facility. All of the flow-through shares issued in conjunction with the private placement are subject to a four-month hold period until October 28, 2008.

Proceeds of the Loan Facility and the financing are to be used for repaying current credit facilities and to finance Marksmen's 2008 drilling program.

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