TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 22, 2013) - Victory Nickel Inc. ("Victory Nickel" or the "Company") (TSX:NI)(www.victorynickel.ca) today announced that it has completed a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") of 44,178,500 common shares ("Common Shares") with A&M International Ltd. ("A&M"), for aggregate gross proceeds of $2,208,925.
As a result of the Private Placement, A&M now owns approximately 9.9% of Victory Nickel's outstanding common shares. A&M is based in London, UK and is a member company of AMIDT Group, a privately-held company that is focused on the physical production, engineering and trading of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, minerals, chemicals, alloys and scraps. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, AMIDT Group has, through the acquisition of interests in production assets in mining, smelting, refining and processing, evolved from a pure physical commodity marketing company into a diversified natural resources group.
"We are very pleased to have A&M as a key investor and partner in Victory Nickel as our Canadian nickel projects advance toward development and as Victory Silica evolves into an operating business to establish Victory Nickel's presence in the frac sand market prior to commencing production of both nickel and frac sand at the 100%-owned Minago mine in Manitoba," said René Galipeau, Vice-Chairman and CEO. "This is A&M's first investment in a TSX-listed company and a North American mining venture, and we believe their history of success in the international metals industry, financial strength and global reach will be positive for all shareholders as Victory Nickel makes the transition into a mining company."
Proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for expenditures related to Victory Nickel and Victory Silica, and for general corporate purposes.
About Victory Nickel
Victory Nickel Inc. is a Canadian company with four sulphide nickel deposits containing significant NI 43-101- compliant nickel resources. Victory Nickel is focused on becoming a mid-tier nickel producer by developing its existing properties, Minago, Mel and Lynn Lake (under option to Prophecy Platinum) in Manitoba, and Lac Rocher in northwestern Québec, and by evaluating opportunities to expand its nickel asset base. Through a wholly-owned subsidiary, Victory Silica Ltd., Victory Nickel is establishing a presence in the frac sand market prior to commencing frac sand production and sales from Minago.
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Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains forward-looking information. All statements, other than statements of historic fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future constitute forward-looking information. This forward-looking information reflects the current expectations or beliefs of the Company based on information currently available to the Company. Forward-looking information is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking information, and even if such actual results are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on the Company. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: uncertainty of estimates of capital and operating costs, production estimates and estimated economic return; the possibility that actual circumstances will differ from estimates and assumptions; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; failure to establish estimated mineral resources; fluctuations in commodity prices and currency exchange rates; inflation; recoveries being less than those indicated by the testwork carried out to date (there can be no assurance that recoveries in small scale laboratory tests will be duplicated in large tests under on-site conditions or during production); changes in equity markets; operating performance of facilities; environmental and safety risks; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain necessary permits and approvals from government authorities; unavailability of plant, equipment or labour; inability to retain key management and personnel; changes to regulations or policies affecting the Company's activities; the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data; and the other risks disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's amended annual information form dated November 5, 2012 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking information are reasonable, forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance and accordingly undue reliance should not be put on such information due to the inherent uncertainty therein.