Stonegate Agricom Ltd
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Stonegate Agricom Ltd

March 09, 2011 08:52 ET

Stonegate Announces Closing of Secondary Offering of Its Common Shares

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) -

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Stonegate Agricom Ltd. ("Company" or "Stonegate") (TSX:ST)(TSX:ST.WT) today announced the closing of its previously announced secondary offering of 25,000,000 common shares of the Company by Sprott Resource Corp. ("Sprott") at a price of $1.75 per common share for aggregate gross proceeds of $43,750,000. The Company did not receive any of the proceeds from the offering.

The offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P., and including BMO Capital Markets Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Canaccord Genuity Corp., Cormark Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation, National Bank Financial Inc., Stonecap Securities Inc., Northern Securities Inc. and Octagon Capital Corporation. The underwriters continue to have an over-allotment option, exercisable for a period of 30 days from the closing of the offering, to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 of common shares of the Company from Sprott at a price of $1.75 per common share. Sprott currently holds 50,662,000 common shares of the Company, representing an approximate 36% interest in the Company on an undiluted basis.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. These securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.

About Stonegate

Stonegate, which is actively engaged in acquiring and developing agricultural nutrient projects, is currently focused on the development of two potentially world-class, long-life phosphate deposits, the Mantaro Phosphate Project located in Peru and the Paris Hills Phosphate Project located in Idaho. Stonegate is confident that the two deposits have sufficient size and grade and are in the right locations to become strategic, cost-effective sources of phosphate supply for major fertilizer producers. The Company intends to conduct definition and exploration drilling to confirm and expand estimates of NI 43-101 compliant mineral resources and reserves in the deposits and then complete feasibility studies leading to a decision to proceed with extracting and processing the phosphate. More information is available at www.stonegateagricom.com.

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