Novadx Ventures Corp.
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Novadx Ventures Corp.

February 14, 2011 09:15 ET

Novadx Ventures Corp.: MCoal Receives $25 Million Advance Payment From Sandstorm Coal Stream Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2011) -

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Novadx Ventures Corp, President & CEO, Neil MacDonald, reports:

Novadx Ventures Corp. ("Novadx" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:NDX) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, MCoal Corporation ("MCoal") has received an advance payment of US$25 million (the "Second Upfront Deposit"), in accordance with the US$38.0 million definitive Coal Production Payment Agreement (the "Agreement") with Sandstorm Metals & Energy Ltd. ("Sandstorm") previously announced on Nov 26, 2010. MCoal previously received an initial payment of US$5 million from Sandstorm as announced on January 7, 2011, bringing the aggregate amount advanced under the Agreement to US$30 million. 

The Second Upfront Deposit has been advanced to MCoal because MCoal has satisfied certain funding conditions, including the acquisition of a 100% interest in Tiacme LLC, and its sole asset the Rex No. 1 Mine located in Campbell County, Tennessee as announced January 24, 2011. In accordance with the Agreements the remaining US$8 million advance payment will be remitted upon completion of certain additional funding conditions including the acquisition of the Ikerd group of companies' assets previously announced in July, 2010 (the "Ikerd Acquisition"). MCoal and Sandstorm have agreed to extend the deadline date to meet these conditions to occur on or before April 30, 2011.

MCoal intends to use the US$25 million to commence development and operations of the Rex. No. 1 Mine and close the Ikerd Acquisition. 

Neil MacDonald, CEO of Novadx commented, "This US$25 million second advance payment, represents a significant milestone achieved in our plans to grow the Company. The net proceeds of this financing, which, based on our current share capitalization, equates to approximately 34 cents per share cash infusion to our treasury, will allow us to further develop and increase production at our two fully-owned coal mines as well as further expand our coal mining assets through completion of the Ikerd Acquisition."

Payment of the Second Upfront Deposit entitles Sandstorm to receive a coal stream consisting of a 25% interest in the surface coal mined at the Rosa Mine at a fixed ongoing payment of US$75.00 per ton replacing the 8.5% coal stream announced on January 7, 2011 and a 25% interest in all the coal mined at the Rex No. 1 Mine at a fixed ongoing payment of US$75.00 per ton for metallurgical grade coal and US$55.00 per ton for non-metallurgical grade coal until such time as the aggregate upfront deposits of US$30 million have been repaid. Thereafter, Sandstorm's coal stream will reduce to a 16% interest for the life of each mine (see November 26, 2010 News Release for details).

Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, Surge Capital Corp. will receive a finder's fee of $1,250,000 (representing 5% of the Second Upfront Deposit), payable in cash and 2,343,750 share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") exercisable at $0.25 per share for a period of three years from the date of issuance. The warrants and common shares issuable on exercise thereof will have a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance.

About Novadx:

Novadx Ventures Corp. is a Vancouver based mining investment company. Novadx's primary focus is to invest its capital to acquire and develop companies with active or near production high quality coal reserves in the US Appalachia coal region. Novadx intends to continue to grow the value of its coal investments through expanding production and reserves amongst its existing investments and by investing in additional acquisitions. Novadx is actively evaluating a number of high quality coal acquisition opportunities. For more information please visit www.novadx.com.

About MCoal: MCoal Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novadx Ventures Corp. which operates the Rosa coal mine in Blount County, Alabama and is developing the Rex No.1 coal mine in Campbell County, Tennessee.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Neil MacDonald, President and CEO and Director

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