SOURCE: Plateau Mineral Development, Inc.

February 15, 2011 11:29 ET

Plateau Mineral Secures $20,000,000 in Surety Underwriting for Gold Contract; Purchase and Shipping to Begin

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Plateau Mineral Development, Inc ("Plateau Metals"). (PINKSHEETS: PMDP) announced it secured purchase and origin shipping financial guarantees for $20,000,000. This amount is expected to fully insure and underwrite the Company's monthly gold-dust purchase and origination shipping contract previously announced. This financial surety and purchase underwriting instantly enables the company to begin performance on its purchase, shipping, and resale of bullion under its recently announced contract.

Approximately 1,000kg of unrefined gold-dust will be purchased per month and shipped to the Company's refinery partners in the USA. The final pure-gold product will then be shipped to its purchaser. The company has negotiated favorable and profitable final-sale pricing on the bullion. Destination shipping surety will be provided by the Company's incoming insurance operations, BEEMA.

The original agreement called for $25,000,000 per annum. The Company's opportunity under this contract has expanded. Updated revenue and profit projections, including insurance details on sales-shipping for the post-refine sale of bullion, will be released Thursday.

About Plateau

Plateau Metals provides precious metal shipping, access to production, transaction underwriting, and related services. Plateau operates across the world through its agents and offers service to multiple jurisdictions. Plateau offers complete solutions to buyers and sellers of precious metals that include storage, shipping, and transaction underwriting and arbitrage. 

Plateau also acquires, develops, integrates and operates strategically aligned precious metal assets in worldwide markets where expansion is planned through additional investments to support organic growth; thereby providing significant revenue, and equity growth.

The company's operations are distributed across multiple international time zones with executives and agents located in client-appropriate locales. The company's website is

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Contact Information

    Plateau Metals
    Investor Relations
    New York: 1.917.463.3364
    London: +(44) (0)20 337 17122
    Fax: +(44) (0)208 338 0655