Virginia Mines Inc.
TSX : VGQ

Virginia Mines Inc.

February 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Virginia Mines Inc.: Closing of a $2.5 M Flow-Through Common Share Private Placement

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2011) - THIS PRESS RELEASE, REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS, IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN. THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS UNLESS REGISTERED OR EXEMPT THEREFROM.

Virginia Mines Inc. ("Virginia")(TSX:VGQ) announces that it has completed the $2.5 million private placement announced on February 7, 2011. The placement consists of 200,000 flow-through common shares at a price of $12.50 per share, which represents 67% premium to the last 10 days volume weighted average trading price for gross proceeds of CA$2,500,000.

Casimir Capital Ltd. ("Casimir") acted as lead agent on the offering and received a finder's fee equal to 6% of the gross proceeds of the financing and non-transferable broker warrants entitling Casimir to subscribe for such number of common shares of Virginia equal to 6% of the number of flow-through common share that will be issued. The warrants are struck at $9.00 and have a term of 12 months from closing.

Proceeds from the offering will be used to fund exploration work on Virginia's numerous projects.

About Virginia

Virginia is among the most active mining exploration companies in Quebec with a working capital of $45 million as at November 30, 2010, and 30,507,692 shares issued and outstanding as at January 31, 2011. Virginia trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol VGQ. Virginia concentrates its activities on its numerous properties that are spread over the vast unexplored regions of northern Quebec.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from targeted results. Such risks and uncertainties include those described from time to time in Virginia's periodic reports filed with the security commissions of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and in the annual report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Virginia undertakes no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact Information

  • Virginia Mines Inc.
    Andre Gaumond
    President
    800-476-1853 or 418-694-9832
    418-694-9120 (FAX)
    or
    Virginia Mines Inc.
    Paul Archer
    V-P Exploration
    800-476-1853 or 418-694-9832
    418-694-9120 (FAX)
    mines@virginia.qc.ca
    www.virginia.qc.ca