Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $2.166 million
Closes Non-Brokered Private Placement for Gross Proceeds of $2.166 million
Toronto, July 3, 2014 AEST (ABN Newswire) - Avalon Rare Metals Inc (TSE:AVL) (NYSEMKT:AVL) ("Avalon" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement of flow-through common shares ("Flow-Through Shares") and non flow-through units ("Non Flow-Through Units") (collectively, the "Private Placement"), as described in the Company's news release of June 19, 2014. The Private Placement was over-subscribed, resulting in gross proceeds of $2.166 million. Each Non Flow-Through Unit consists of one common share and one half share purchase warrant of the Company. Each whole warrant entitles the subscriber to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.60 per share for a period of three years from the date hereof.

On Closing, the Company issued 1,653,866 Flow-Through Shares priced at $0.60 per Flow-Through Share and 2,445,000 Non Flow-Through Units priced at $0.48 per Non Flow-Through Unit and paid finders' fees of $47,000. Certain directors and officers of the Company subscribed for an aggregate of 212,000 Flow-Through Shares and 60,000 Non Flow-Through Units.

Don Bubar, Avalon's President and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to have completed this Private Placement on an over-subscribed basis. The proceeds from this Private Placement, along with the proceeds from the US$4 million Registered Direct Offering completed on June 13, 2014, provide the Company with sufficient funding to complete all of our currently planned work program commitments for the balance of 2014."

The proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be used to fund the summer drilling programs and other eligible exploration work on Avalon's 100% owned Nechalacho Rare Earth Elements Property, Thor Lake, NWT and its 100% owned East Kemptville Tin-Indium Property, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The proceeds from the sale of the Non Flow-Through Units will be used for other engineering, permitting and market development work for the Nechalacho Project, as well as general corporate purposes.

The securities issued in connection with the Private Placement are subject to a hold period which expires on November 3, 2014.

About Avalon Advanced Materials Inc

Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc TSE AVLAvalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSE:AVL) (OTCMKTS:AVLNF) (formerly Avalon Rare Metals) is a Canadian mineral development company specializing in niche market metals and minerals with growing demand in new technology. The Company has three advanced stage projects, all 100%-owned, providing investors with exposure to lithium, tin and indium, as well as rare earth elements, tantalum, niobium, and zirconium. Avalon is currently focusing on its Separation Rapids Lithium Project, Kenora, ON and its East Kemptville Tin-Indium Project, Yarmouth, NS. Social responsibility and environmental stewardship are corporate cornerstones.



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