Southwestern Resources Corp.
TSX : SWG

Southwestern Resources Corp.

September 21, 2005 08:32 ET

Southwestern Resources Announces a $21.6 Million Bought Deal Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 21, 2005) -

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Southwestern Resources Corp. (TSX:SWG) ("Southwestern" or the "Company") has today entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Raymond James Ltd. and including Octagon Capital Corporation, Haywood Securities Inc. and Canaccord Capital Inc. under which the underwriters have agreed to buy 2,000,000 common shares from Southwestern at an issue price of $10.80 per common share, representing an aggregate offering of $21,600,000.

The Company will grant the underwriters an option, exercisable up until 48 hours prior to the closing date of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 450,000 common shares at the issue price. The underwriters will have an over-allotment option, exercisable at any time prior to 30 days after the closing date, to acquire up to an additional number of common shares equal to 15% of the number of common shares sold pursuant to the offering, exercisable at the issue price. The Company expects to file a preliminary short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities to qualify the common shares for distribution. Closing is expected on or about October 11, 2005.

The offering is being made in the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario, and is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities. The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, 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.

Southwestern Resources Corp. is exploring in several countries for precious and base metals. The Company has a number of significant projects including the Boka Gold Project in China with Team 209, where a major drilling program is being conducted, the Yunnan Porphyry Copper-Gold Project in Yunnan Province, China with Newmont Overseas Exploration Limited, the Liam Gold-Silver Project in Peru with Newmont Peru Limited and the Antay Porphyry Copper-Gold Project in Peru with Anglo American Exploration Peru S.A. as well as the 100% owned Accha Zinc Project in Peru.

Forward-Looking Statement

Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Contact Information

  • Southwestern Resources Corp.
    John G. Paterson
    President
    (604) 669-2525
    or
    Southwestern Resources Corp.
    Daniel G. Innes
    VP, Exploration
    (604) 669-2525
    or
    Southwestern Resources Corp.
    Thomas W. Beattie
    VP, Corp. Affairs
    (604) 669-2525
    (604) 688-5175 (FAX)
    info@swgold.com
    www.swgold.com