Paragon Minerals Corporation

Paragon Minerals Corporation

December 06, 2007 16:24 ET

Paragon Minerals Closes $3.75 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2007) -


Paragon Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PGR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of a non-brokered private placement of 1,391,214 non-flow-through units ("NFT Unit") at a purchase price of $0.70 per NFT Unit and 2,785,000 flow-through shares ("FT Share") at a purchase price of $1.00 per FT Share for gross proceeds of $3,758,850.

Each NFT Unit consists of one common share of the Company and one-half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $1.05 per common share on or before December 6, 2009.

The net proceeds from the financing will be used for exploration expenses, primarily on the 100%-owned South Tally Pond VMS Project; and as general working capital. The gross proceeds from the FT Shares will be incurred as Canadian exploration expense, as defined in the Income Tax Act of Canada, and renounced to the subscribers with an effective date of December 31, 2007.

The Company issued a total of 196,759 common shares at a deemed price of $0.73 per share in finder's fees in relation to part of the private placement. All of the securities issued in the private placement have a hold period until April 7, 2008.

Paragon Minerals Corporation is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company is focused on base and precious metal exploration in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


Michael Vande Guchte, President & CEO

Note: The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1993, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Forward-looking statements: - This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this document include statements regarding financings, use of proceeds and future exploration programs.

Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration success, continued availability of capital and financing, inability to obtain required regulatory or governmental approvals and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, among others, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the timing of the receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for the transactions described herein, the ability of Paragon and other relevant parties to satisfy stock exchange and other regulatory requirements in a timely manner, the availability of financing for Paragon's proposed transactions and exploration and development programs on reasonable terms and the ability of third-party service providers to deliver services in a timely manner. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could cause results to differ materially.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information

  • Paragon Minerals Corporation
    Bill Cavalluzzo
    VP Investor Relations
    Toll Free: 1-877-533-6353