Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) ("Monument" or the "Company") announces that it has received final acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") for the closing of its acquisition of a 70% interest in the Mengapur Project (the "Acquisition").
Monument now is in the process of closing the Acquisition. In order to allow for the appropriate steps to be taken by the Vendor to discharge the security on the Mengapur Project and transfer a 70% interest, free of encumbrances, in the Mengapur Project to Monument, the cut-off date for closing of the Acquisition has been, with the Vendor's consent, extended into February 2012 as soon as practicable from January 31, 2012. Monument has advanced US$1.9 million of the purchase price to the Vendor to keep the Vendor's indebtedness in good standing.
Although Monument intended to complete the Acquisition with the proceeds from its previously announced proposed private placement financing which remains subject to Exchange acceptance, Monument has decided, and considers it in the best interests of the Company, to close the Acquisition using its cash on hand, given the Company's current working capital position and its continued cash flow from gold production generated by its existing operations.
In connection with the $70 million private placement, Monument has successfully negotiated more favorable terms, under which the unit price will remain $0.50, but each unit will consist of one common share and a half warrant with each whole warrant entitling the holder to purchase one share at $0.70 per share for a period of three years. All shares issued under the placement and shares issued on exercise of the warrants will be subject to a hold period of three years from the closing of the placement. Monument intends to close the private placement once all documents and terms are finalized and Exchange acceptance is received. The Company expects to use the proceeds from the private placement to fund the future exploration and development expenditures on the Mengapur Project and for general working capital.
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Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
Suite 910- 688 West Hastings Street
Vancouver B.C. Canada V6B 1P1
For further information contact:
Monument Mining Limited:
Richard Cushing, Investor Relations
T: + 1 604 638 1661 x 102
CHF Investor Relations:
Robin Cook, Senior Account Manager
T: + 1 416 868 1079 x 228
Axino AG - Europe:
Wolfgang Seybold, Chairman
T: + 49 711 25 35 92 40
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