VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - AndeanGold Ltd. ("the Company" or "AndeanGold") (TSX VENTURE:AAU)(AAU.V) is pleased to announce that it has closed (the "Closing") the first tranche of its previously announced $1,200,000 private placement (the "Placement") (news release of November 2, 2012). The Placement is being made on a non-brokered basis in Canada, and on a brokered basis in South America. Kallpa Securities SAB ("Kallpa"), based in Lima, Peru, is agent for any units sold to qualified South American investors. Kallpa was the sponsoring broker to the Company''s recent listing on the Lima Stock Exchange.
Pursuant to Closing, the Company has issued an aggregate 9,975,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.10 per Unit to raise aggregate gross proceeds $997,500. Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a "Share") and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, each whole such warrant (a "Warrant") entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share (a "Warrant Share") of the Company at a price of $0.15 for a period of eighteen months from the Closing. The Company anticipates that a second tranche closing of the Placement will take place later in November 2012.
In accordance with securities legislation currently in effect in Canada, the Shares, the Warrants and the Warrant Shares will be subject to a "hold period" of four months plus one day from the date of closing of the private placement.
The Company will pay finders'' fees with respect to the non-brokered offering and an agent''s commission to Kallpa on portions of the first tranche in the aggregate amount of $61,600 and 616,000 Warrants, each such Warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional Share of the Company at a price of $0.15 for a period of eighteen months from the Closing.
The proceeds of the Placement will be used principally to fund future exploration programs on the Company''s Urumalqui Project in Peru, as well as an updated mineral resource estimate and option payment obligations, and for general working capital purposes.
About AndeanGold Ltd:
AndeanGold Ltd. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and potential development of primarily precious metals properties, principally in Peru and Ecuador. The focus of the Company''s exploration activities is presently in advancing its Urumalqui Project, as well as pursuing mineral property acquisitions, in Peru. In Ecuador, the Company''s activities have been limited to administrative and legal matters due to the Mining Mandate issued by the Ecuador Constituent Assembly on April 18, 2008. In November 2009, President Correa signed the Mining Regulations into law pursuant to the requirements of the new Mines Law, which was passed in January 2009. This was the final legal precursor to the re-initiation of exploration and mining development in Ecuador. The Company has been issued new mining titles under the new Mines law to its three key Ecuadorian projects and has filed the requisite documents with the Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources and Ministry of Environment ("MRNNR") in support of the Company''s request to renew exploration programs on its key projects in Ecuador. In September 2012, the Company received authorization from the MRNNR to renew exploration programs on its Curiplaya Project.
Please refer to AndeanGold''s website at www.andeangoldltd.com for further information on the Company''s projects and activities.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of ANDEANGOLD LTD.
Anthony F. Ciali, President, CEO and Director