Minefinders Corporation Ltd.
TSX : MFL
NYSE Amex : MFN

Minefinders Corporation Ltd.

November 24, 2010 17:14 ET

Minefinders to Renew Base Shelf Prospectus

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 24, 2010) - Minefinders Corporation Ltd. (TSX:MFL)(NYSE Amex:MFN) today reported that it is renewing its existing short form base shelf prospectus, which expires January 1, 2011, and has filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada, except in the province of Quebec, and a corresponding registration statement on Form F-10 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (collectively, the "Base Shelf").

The Base Shelf, when final and effective, permits Minefinders to offer and sell common shares, warrants to purchase common shares, share purchase contracts, subscription receipts and debt securities (collectively, the "Securities") or any combination thereof up to an aggregate offering size of US$250,000,000 during the 25-month period that the Base Shelf remains effective. Securities may be offered separately or together, in amounts, at prices and on terms to be determined based on market conditions at the time of offer and set forth in an accompanying shelf prospectus supplement. The net proceeds from the sale of the Securities, if any, are expected to be used to fund ongoing operating requirements, sustaining capital expenditures and development at the Dolores Mine, exploration activities, retirement of debt, potential future acquisitions and for general corporate purposes.

A registration statement relating to these Securities has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, but is not yet effective. These Securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these Securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

A copy of the prospectus included in the U.S. registration statement can be obtained upon request by contacting Investor Relations at the contact information below or electronically at www.sec.gov. A copy of the preliminary short form base prospectus is available electronically at www.sedar.com.

About Minefinders

Minefinders is a precious metals mining and exploration company and operates the multi-million ounce Dolores gold and silver mine in Mexico.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains certain "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue" or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that the renewal of the short form universal base shelf prospectus will be completed as anticipated and on a timely basis. Minefinders and its securities may be subject to important risk factors and uncertainties, both known and unknown, many of which are beyond Minefinders' ability to control or predict. Those factors are described or referred to under the heading "Risk Factors" in Minefinders' Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2009 and under the heading "Risks and Uncertainties" in Minefinders' Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although Minefinders has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Minefinders does not undertake to update any forward looking statements that are incorporated by reference, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

The Toronto Stock Exchange neither approves nor disapproves the information contained in this news release.

Contact Information

  • Minefinders Corporation Ltd.
    Jonathan Hackshaw
    Director of Corporate Communications
    Toll Free: (866) 687-6263
    or
    Minefinders Corporation Ltd.
    Mike Wills
    Investors Relations Representative
    Toll Free: (866) 687-6263
    (604) 687-6267 (FAX)
    www.minefinders.com