AEI Executes Agreement to Complete $12,000,000 Private Placement With Melville Capital Corporation
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(March 3, 2008) – Advanced Explorations Inc. (the “Company or AEI”) (TSX VENTURE:AXI) is pleased to announce that it has received from Melville Capital Corporation (“MCC”) an executed agreement in furtherance of the Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) announced on December 6, 2007, and extended on January 30th, 2008. To allow for Boards of Directors and Regulatory approval, the Company and MCC have agreed on a procedure to complete the agreement and close the private placement. Pursuant to the initial MOU, MCC has also agreed to arrange an escrow account to hold the $12,000,000 CAD private placement funds to be deposited pending the aforementioned approvals.The $12,000,000 financing will be completed within fifteen (15) days of receipt of the approvals and at $4.00 per share. MCC will also facilitate and arrange a $53,000,000 CAD debenture for the Company convertible at $5.25 per share at maturity in five (5) years.
John Gingerich, President and CEO of AEI, commented:
“This funding will certainly add to an already strong balance sheet. We are particularly pleased at the progress being made in partnership with MCC to expand the participation of local and regional Communities and Government in the Roche Bay project. This is just the first step in a much broader initiative involving MCC. The primary focus of this relationship is to enhance aboriginal involvement and participation. Additional announcements are expected as a number of these efforts are concluded.”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
John Gingerich, President & CEO
ABOUT Advanced Explorations Inc.
AEI, based in Toronto, Canada, has been developing a strategy to leverage its expertise and experience in identifying business opportunities within the Resource sector. The company has recently expanded its capabilities in iron ore exploration and development with the acquisition of strategic management personnel. AEI has the management, technical and exploration expertise and experience to rapidly advance the Roche Bay magnetite project, as well as develop new opportunities in the area and globally. The Roche Bay magnetite project located proximal to a natural harbour makes it potentially one of the world’s premier iron ore opportunities. Shares of the company trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol AXI. For more information please visit www.Advanced-Exploration.com.
ABOUT Melville Capital Corporation
Melville Capital Corporation is a private equity firm with international relationships to private and institutional funds, strategic industry partners and aboriginal leadership. The Chairman and CEO of Melville Capital, Mr. Roman Bittman is a prominent Aboriginal Canadian financier and entrepreneur in the resource, environmental remediation and media industries in Canada, the United States and China. He also manages and advises a team that includes senior executives in infrastructure development. Mr. Timothy German, President of Melville Capital has acted as a consultant and held management positions over the years both private and public sector resource based companies. Mr. William Thomson is a strategic advisor who has been a senior executive with several national and international public logistics, primary manufacturing and infrastructure companies. Mr. Ernie Belyea is a lawyer with broad management experience and is currently senior corporate counsel for Ontario Power Authority. Jim Antoine, a former Premier of the NWT and Chief of Liidlii Kue First Nation, has strong relationships with senior levels of territorial and federal governments and leaders in First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal communities and businesses across Northern Canada.
This news release also includes forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The information reflects numerous assumptions as to industry performance, general business and economic conditions, regulatory and legal requirements, taxes and other matters, many of which are beyond the control of the company. Similarly, this information assumes certain future business decisions that are subject to change. There can be no assurance that the results predicted here will be realized. Actual results may vary from those represented, and those variations may be material.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of securities in the United States. The 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 within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
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