Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc.
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Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc.

September 07, 2007 08:45 ET

Olympus: Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option Gross Proceeds of Offering Increased to $25,153,601

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2007) -

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Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc. (TSX:OYM) (the "Company" or "Olympus") is pleased to announce that the over-allotment option granted to the agents in connection with the Company's previously announced (June 27, July 3, July 25, August 2, August 8 and August 10, 2007) public offering of units (the "Offering"), was exercised in respect of 216,394 common shares ("Additional Shares") at a price of $0.62 per Additional Share and 323,947 warrants ("Additional Warrants") at a price of $0.06 per Additional Warrant, resulting in additional gross proceeds of $153,601. Each whole Warrant will be exercisable at $0.80 until August 10, 2009. The partial exercise of the over-allotment options brings the aggregate gross proceeds to the Company under the Offering to $25,153,601.

The Offering was conducted on a best efforts basis by a syndicate led by Loewen Ondaatje, McCutcheon Ltd. and included M Partners Inc.

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for further exploration and feasibility studies at the Company's Bong Mieu Gold and Phuoc Son Gold properties in Vietnam and the Capcapo property in the Philippines and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The securities referenced herein 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.

Olympus, as first mover in Vietnam, is positioned to become a leading gold producer and explorer in Southeast Asia. Olympus is committed to its vision of making major discoveries in the region and increasing shareholder wealth.

OLYMPUS PACIFIC MINERALS INC.

David Seton, Executive Chairman

OLYMPUS FOFI DISCLAIMER

Certain of the statements made and information contained herein is "forward-looking information" within the meaning of the Ontario Securities Act, including statements concerning our plans at our Vietnamese mineral projects, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, failure to establish estimated resources or to convert resources to mineable reserves; the grade and recovery of ore which is mined varying from estimates; capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals; changes in national and local government legislation or regulations regarding environmental factors, royalties, taxation or foreign investment; political or economic instability; terrorism; inflation; changes in currency exchange rates; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of projects; shortage of personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to design and execute exploration and development programs; difficulties in arranging contracts for drilling and other exploration and development services; dependency on equity market financings to fund programs and maintain and develop mineral properties; risks associated with title to resource properties due to the difficulties of determining the validity of certain claims and other risks and uncertainties, including those described in each management discussion and analysis. In addition, forward-looking information is based on various assumptions including, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of management; the assumed long-term price of gold; the availability of permits and surface rights; access to financing, equipment and labour and that the political environment within Vietnam will continue to support the development of environmentally safe mining projects. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc.
    David Seton
    Executive Chairman
    (416) 572-2525 or Toll Free: 1-888-902-5522
    (416) 572-4202 (FAX)
    or
    Olympus Pacific Minerals Inc.
    Jim Hamilton
    Corporate Communications
    (416) 572-2525 or Toll Free: 1-888-902-5522
    (416) 572-4202 (FAX)
    Website: www.olympuspacific.com