Russell Breweries Inc.
TSX VENTURE : RB

Russell Breweries Inc.

June 12, 2009 00:51 ET

Russell Breweries Inc. Closes Previously Announced Rights Offering

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Russell Breweries Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RB), a producer of premium craft beer, today announced that it has successfully closed its previously announced offering of units (the "Units") by way of a rights offering. All of the Units available for issuance under the rights offering were sold and the Company issued 6,665,087 Units under the rights offering at a price of $0.15 per Unit.

Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one non-transferable share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase an additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.25 per common share at any time commencing at 9:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on June 9, 2010 and ending at 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on June 8, 2011.

Bolder Investment Partners, Ltd. acted as managing dealer and standby guarantor for the rights offering.

The proceeds to the Company from the rights offering will be used the purchase of capital equipment, new product development and marketing and general working capital requirements of the Company.

About the Company:

Russell Brewing Company Ltd. produces premium beer in British Columbia. Products include: Russell Cream Ale, Russell Pale Ale, Russell Honey Blonde Ale, Russell Extra Special Lager plus two seasonal brews, Russell Lemon Ale and Russell Winter Porter. Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd. is Manitoba's largest brewer and distributor of premium quality beers including Fort Garry Dark Ale, Fort Garry Pale Ale, Fort Garry Premium Light, Fort Garry Red and Stone Cold Lager. Russell Brewing Company Ltd. and Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd. are wholly owned subsidiaries of Russell Breweries Inc. (TSX VENTURE:RB).

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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