TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 10, 2013) - Virgin Metals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:VGM) ("Virgin" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it is currently reviewing several strategic transactions, better positioning the Company to take advantage of current market conditions. These transactions involve a number of alternatives focused on providing necessary funding as well as opportunities to increase the asset base of the Company. To ensure proper oversight, the Board has appointed a Special Committee of independent members to evaluate these transactions and provide recommendations.

"Over the past year we have been evaluating a broad number of alternatives with the objective of ensuring not only the secure advancement of the Company's projects but the opportunity to position Virgin into the future," said Chris Frostad, President & CEO. "We are now looking to evaluate and choose the best alternative for the Company."

To accommodate a possible transaction, the Company has postponed its Annual General Meeting originally scheduled for June 20, 2013. A new date will be set as soon as practical.

The Company is also announcing the extension of its financing (see Press Release May 10, 2013) to July 10, 2013. The Private Placement consists of 20,000,000 units (each, a "Unit") at a price of $0.075 per Unit. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (each, a "Common Share") and one Common Share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant") of the Company. Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share for a period of 24 months following the closing date of the Private Placement (the "Closing Date") at a price of $0.10 per Common Share. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used to further advance the pre-feasibility report on the Company's Los Verdes property, as well as for working capital and general administrative purposes.

About Virgin Metals

Virgin Metals Inc. is a junior exploration and development company; its projects include two copper-molybdenum porphyry properties in Sonora, northern Mexico. One of these, Los Verdes, is currently the subject of a pre-feasibility study while the other, Cuatro Hermanos, is the focus of ongoing exploration efforts.

The securities offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the benefit of U.S. persons except in certain transactions exempt from the registration requirements of such Act. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Disclosure regarding forward-looking statements

Note: This press release contains projections and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties regarding future events. Such forward-looking information can include without limitation statements based on current expectations involving a number of risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of future performance of the Corporation. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results and the Corporation's plans and objectives to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. These and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made and expressly qualified in their entirety by this notice. The Corporation assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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Contact Information:

Virgin Metals Inc.
Chris Frostad
(416) 306-0990

CHF Investor Relations
Jeanny So
(416) 868-1079 x 225