VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2011) -


Argentex Mining Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ATX)(OTCBB:AGXMF) ("Argentex" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by GMP Securities L.P. and including Haywood Securities Inc., Byron Capital Markets Ltd and Casimir Capital Ltd (collectively, the "Underwriters"), pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, 8,700,000 units of the Company (the "Units"), at a price of C$1.15 per Unit (the "Offering Price") for aggregate gross proceeds to Argentex of C$10,005,000 (the "Offering"). Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (each a "Common Share") and one-half of one non-transferable common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share (a "Warrant Share") at a price of $1.60 per Warrant Share (the "Exercise Price") for a period of two years following the closing of the Offering.

The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 1,305,000 Units at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, from and including the closing date and for 30 days thereafter to cover over-allotments, if any, and for market stabilization purposes. If this option is exercised in full, an additional approximately C$1,500,750 will be raised pursuant to the Offering and the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be approximately C$11,505,750.

The Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus to be filed in all of the provinces of Canada, other than Québec.

The Offering is expected to close on or about August 10, 2011 and is subject to the receipt of all necessary regulatory and stock exchange approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and applicable securities regulatory authorities.

The net proceeds are intended to be used by the Company to advance its ongoing exploration programs at Argentex's exploration properties in the Patagonia region of Argentina and for general working capital and corporate purposes.

The securities described herein have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended) absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. In addition, the Offering is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.

On behalf of Argentex Mining Corporation:

Ken E. Hicks, President

Cautionary Note

Statements in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Words such as "expects", "intends", "plans", "may", "could", "should", "anticipates", "likely", "believes" and words of similar import also identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include the statement that the bought deal financing is expected to close on or before August 10, 2011, that Argentex intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund exploration programs at its mineral properties in the Patagonia region of Argentina, for working capital and for general corporate purposes and a short form prospectus will be filed in all Provinces of Canada, other than Quebec. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors beyond the Company's control. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, market factors (including interest in investing in the Offering) and risks that are inherent in Argentex's operations including the risk that the Company may not find any minerals in commercially feasible quantity or raise funds sufficient to prosecute its exploration plans. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Contact Information:

Argentex Mining Corporation
Peter A. Ball
Executive Vice President Corporate Development
604-568-2496 or 1-888-227-5285