New Gold Inc.
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New Gold Inc.

February 01, 2006 08:07 ET

New Gold Inc.: Bought Deal Financing Agreement For CDN $50,400,000 Million

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 1, 2006) -

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New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD)(AMEX:NGD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for a bought deal financing with a syndicate of underwriters co-led by GMP Securities L.P. and BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., and including Orion Securities Inc., TD Securities Inc., and Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. New Gold Inc. will issue 5.6 million units ("Units") at $9 per Unit for gross proceeds of $50,400,000 million. Each Unit will consist of one common share and one-half of a share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will be exercisable to purchase one common share at a price of $12 for a period of two years from the date of closing.

The common shares and warrants comprising the Units to be issued under this offering will be offered by way of a short form prospectus in Canada and in the United States on a private placement basis pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

The offering is scheduled to close on or about February 23, 2006 and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the securities regulatory authorities.

The net proceeds from the offering will be used to finance underground and surface exploration programs and development of the Company's 100% owned New Afton and Ajax Copper-Gold Projects in Kamloops, B.C. and for general corporate and working capital purposes.

The securities offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

Some of the statements contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties such as: risks relating to estimates of reserves, mineral deposits and production costs; mining and development risks; the risk of commodity price fluctuations; political and regulatory risks; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company's Form 20-F Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2004, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Company's Annual Information Form dated January 30, 2006 for the year ended December 31, 2004 and is available under the Company's name at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • New Gold Inc.
    Chris Bradbrook
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    877-977-1067 or (604) 687-1629
    (604) 687-2845 (FAX)
    invest@newgoldinc.com or www.newgoldinc.com
    601-595 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2T5