25 March 2010 LSE:AYM
Anglesey Mining plc is pleased to announce that its 50% owned associate Labrador Iron Mines (LIM) reports that it has completed the previously announced offering of C$30,003,300 in LIM common shares (the "Treasury Common Shares") and C$5,054,000 in flow-through shares, which have been placed at a price of C$5.55 per Treasury Common Share and C$6.65 per flow-through share (collectively, the "Offering"). The Offering was completed by a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Financial Ltd. and included Jennings Capital Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters").
LIM intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for exploration and development of its mineral projects, and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
LIM has 43,369,951 common shares outstanding after giving effect to the Offering.
Anglesey Mining plc, in connection with the Offering, has granted the Underwriters an option (the "Over-Allotment Option") to purchase from Anglesey up to 810,900 previously issued LIM common shares for the purpose of covering the Underwriters' over-allocation position at C$5.55 per share for gross proceeds of up to C$4,500,495 (£2.9 million), being up to 15% of the amount raised from the sale of Treasury Common Shares, exercisable at any time in whole or in part, up to 30 days after the closing date of the Offering.
Anglesey currently holds 18,600,000 LIM common shares. The net proceeds from the sale of the optioned shares, if the Over-Allotment Option is exercised, will be received entirely by Anglesey and will be used by Anglesey for general corporate costs and working capital purposes.
LIM's Schefferville Area project involves the exploration and development of direct shipping iron ore deposits in western Labrador and north eastern Quebec near Schefferville. These properties are part of the historic Schefferville area iron ore district where mining of adjacent deposits was previously carried out by the Iron Ore Company of Canada from 1954 to 1982. LIM plans to mine its deposits in varying stages, the first stage comprising the James and Redmond deposits, which are located in Labrador in close proximity to existing infrastructure. Subject to timely receipt of all permits and licences, iron ore production is planned to commence in the summer of 2010.
Fully listed Anglesey Mining is focused on its 50% interest in Labrador Iron Mines (TSX:LIM), which is developing iron ore deposits in Labrador and Quebec, scheduled for production of high grade hematite in the third quarter of 2010. The company also owns 100% of Parys Mountain in North Wales with a historical resource in excess of 7 million tonnes at over 9% combined copper, lead and zinc.
For further information contact
Bill Hooley, Chief Executive 01492 541981
Ian Cuthbertson, Finance Director 01248 361333
Emily Fenton/Charlie Geller, Conduit PR 020 7429 6666