CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2012) - Antioquia Gold Inc. ("Antioquia Gold" or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:AGD) (OTCQX:AGDXF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement for aggregate gross proceeds of $1,329,046 (the "Placement") via the issuance of 11,075,383 units (each a "Unit") at a price of $0.12 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.25 for a period of six months from the date of issuance.
Desafio Minero S.A.C. ("Desafio"), a current insider and "control person" of the Company, subscribed for all of the Units under the Placement, bringing its total ownership in the Company to 48.9% (on a non-diluted basis).
The proceeds from the Placement will be used for the exploration program at the Company's Cisneros project in Colombia.
All securities issued in connection with the Placement are subject to a four-month hold period that expires on March 3, 2013. Completion of the Placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange final approval.
About Antioquia Gold Inc.
Antioquia Gold has been exploring for precious metals in Colombia since 2007 where its current holdings are close to 40,000 hectares located throughout Colombia. Antioquia's principal asset, which is being actively explored, is its 5,630 hectare Cisneros Project, located 55 km northeast of Medellin in the Department of Antioquia, Colombia. Extensive geochemical and geophysical programs over the entire Cisneros property have identified six exploration targets to date. On the original discovery zone, the Company has drilled over 40,000 metres and is well versed in the understanding of the deposit type and the project's path to resource definition and production.
On behalf of Antioquia Gold Inc.
Richard Thibault, President & CEO
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