February 28, 2012
Crosshair Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: CXZ) (TSX: CXX) ("Crosshair" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced financing for aggregate gross proceeds of $7.0 million (the "Offering"). Crosshair engaged Delano Capital Corp. in connection with the Offering.
Crosshair has closed a non-brokered private placement of 11,897,000 subscription receipts ("Subscription Receipts") at a price of $0.40 per Subscription Receipt for gross proceeds of $4,758,800. Upon satisfaction of the escrow release conditions set out below, the Subscription Receipts will be automatically converted (for no additional consideration) into units of Crosshair (the "Units"), with each whole Unit being comprised of one common share ("Common Share") and one-half common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will be exercisable until February 27, 2014 at an exercise price of $0.70. The gross proceeds from the offering of Subscription Receipts will be released following shareholder approval of the conversion of the Subscription Receipts into Units in accordance with applicable corporate and securities laws. The Company has called a shareholder meeting for March 14, 2012 to approve the conversion of the Subscription Receipts into Units.
Crosshair has concurrently closed a non-brokered private placement of up to 4,482,400 flow-through units (the "Flow Through Units") at a price of $0.50 per Flow Through Unit for gross proceeds of $2,241,200. Each Flow Through Unit consists of one flow through common share (a "Flow Through Share"), which qualifies as a "flow-through share" for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada), and one-half of one Warrant. Each Warrant shall be exercisable into one Share until February 27, 2014 at an exercise price of $0.70.
The net proceeds raised from the offering of Subscription Receipts will be used by Crosshair to finance the exploration expenditures on its properties and for general corporate purposes. The gross proceeds raised from the offering of Flow Through Units will be used by Crosshair for exploration expenditures on its Central Mineral Belt Properties, which will constitute Canadian exploration expenditures (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada)) and will be renounced for the 2012 taxation year.
All securities issued will be subject to a four month hold period. Crosshair paid, or will pay on satisfaction of the escrow release conditions, cash finder's fees in connection with the Offering equal to 5.0% of the gross proceeds and issued broker warrants equal to 6.0% of the number of Subscription Receipts and Flow Through Units sold in the Offering. Each broker warrant is exercisable for one share of Crosshair at an exercise price of $0.50 until February 27, 2014.
The Offering is subject to the final approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and NYSE AMEX. In addition, the conversion of Subscription Receipts into Units is subject to approval by an ordinary resolution of the Company's shareholders at its upcoming shareholder meeting on March 14, 2012.
The securities described herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws, and accordingly, may not be offered or sold within the United States except in compliance with the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities requirements or pursuant to exemptions therefrom. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Company's securities in the United States.
Crosshair also announces that it has issued 209,500 Common Shares, and made a cash payment of US$15,000, to Mr. Mickey Fulp. The Common Shares and cash payment were paid to Mr. Fulp to satisfy an outstanding finder's fee obligation in connection with the Company's acquisition of the Juniper Ridge Property.
Crosshair is a prominent player in the exploration and development of uranium and vanadium projects in the US and Canada. Its flagship properties, Bootheel and Juniper Ridge, have established resources and are located in uranium mining friendly Wyoming. Bootheel has the potential to be mined using in-situ recovery methods. The CMB Uranium/Vanadium Project and the CMB JV Uranium Project are located in Labrador, Canada and have four currently defined resources - C Zone, Area 1, Armstrong and Two Time Zone. The Crosshair team is composed of knowledgeable and experienced professionals with global experience in exploration, mining and corporate finance that are committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.
For more information on Crosshair and its properties, please visit the website at www.crosshairenergy.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE CROSSHAIR BOARD
"Mark J. Morabito"
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