Strategem Capital Corporation
TSX VENTURE : SGE

Strategem Capital Corporation

January 17, 2006 14:28 ET

Strategem Closes Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2006) - Strategem Capital Corporation (the "Company" or "Strategem") (TSX VENTURE:SGE) is pleased to announce it has closed the private placement financing announced on October 20, 2005.

The gross proceeds of the private placement total CDN $221,762 consisting of 341,172 Units priced at $0.65 per Unit.

Each Unit consists of:

1. One common share in the capital of the Company (each, a "Share"); and

2. One common share purchase warrant.

Each common share purchase warrant is exercisable into one common share for two years at $0.81 per share. The private placement shares and warrants are subject to a four-month hold period.

The proceeds of the private placement will be used for working capital.

About Strategem Capital

Strategem Capital Corporation is a publicly-traded merchant bank focused on the development of emerging companies with growth potential. The Company is currently focusing on companies that explore or develop precious or base metals.

This release and prior releases are available on the Company's Internet web site located at www.strategemcapital.com.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kenneth W. Morgan, President, CEO and Director


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