VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANGKOR GOLD CORP. (TSX-V:ANK) ("ANGKOR") is pleased to announce that it has granted an aggregate of 3,211,000 incentive stock options under its stock option plan to its directors, officers, employees and consultants.
Each option, vesting immediately upon grant, entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share in the capital of Angkor at a price of $0.33 per share, representing an exercise price that is 10% above the 30 day average trading price.
Mike Weeks commented, "We have decided to issue the options 10% above our current market price because we believe in the long term value of our company. It is our intention to continue building value for all shareholders in 2013, and the Angkor management team has been actively pursuing avenues to accomplish our mid-term goal of self-financing our exploration efforts."
Of the 3,211,000 incentive stock options granted, 476,000 options were granted to Angkor's Khmer staff in Cambodia. These options will have an exercise period of five years from the date of grant. The remaining 2,735,000 options were granted to Angkor's directors, officers and consultants, and will expire two years from the date of grant.
The stock options are not transferrable. The common shares issued upon exercise of the stock options will be subject to a four month resale restriction from the date of grant.
On December 3, 2012, the last day that the Company's common shares traded prior to the granting of the stock options, the closing trading price of the common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange was $0.275.
ANGKOR GOLD CORPORATION is a public company listed on the TSX-Venture exchange. The company has 5 exploration licenses in the Kingdom of Cambodia covering a total of 1348 km2 and 3 Memoranda of Understanding with the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy covering a further 1499 km2. The company has been actively exploring these concessions over the past 3 years, and has now covered all 8 tenements with stream sediment geochemical sampling, has flown low level aeromagnetic surveys over much of the ground, drilled 17,556 metres of NQ core in 143 holes, of which 8,815m in 66 holes were drilled this season; and has collected in excess of 20,000 'C' zone soil samples in 8 centres of interest, over a combined area of 20km2, in addition to numerous trenches and detailed geological field mapping. Exploration on all tenements is ongoing.
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Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made and are founded on the basis of expectations and assumptions made by the Corporation. Such forward-looking information is subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in Canada, Cambodia, the United States and globally; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the prices of gold and other base metals; governmental regulation of the mining industry in both Canada and Cambodia, including environmental regulation; unanticipated operating events or performance which can reduce production or cause production to be delayed; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; competition for and/or inability to retain mining equipment and other services; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; liabilities inherent in mining operations; competition for, among other things, capital, undeveloped lands, skilled personnel and supplies; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; geological, technical, drilling, processing and transportation problems; changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the mining industry; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; and other factors. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.
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ANGKOR GOLD CORP. Mike Weeks, President Telephone: (780) 568-3801 Email: