VIRGINIA CITY, NV (February 8, 2012) – Comstock Mining Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE Amex: LODE) announced today that it plans to make a public offering of its common stock. Global Hunter Securities, LLC and Moelis & Company LLC will act as joint-book running managers for the proposed offering and Aegis Capital Corp. will act as co-manager.
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for exploration and development of the Company’s primary target areas, that is the Lucerne, Dayton and Spring Valley Resource Areas, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.
The offering of the shares will be made under the Company’s effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company intends to file a prospectus supplement with the SEC for the common stock offering to which this communication relates. When available, the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus may be obtained from Global Hunter Securities, LLC, 777 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017, 646-264-5600.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any shares of the Company’s common stock, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, which have been or will be filed with the SEC.
About Comstock Mining Inc.
Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District. The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock District in 2003. Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock District, amassed the single largest known repository of historical and current geological data on the Comstock region, secured permits, built an infrastructure and brought the exploration project into test mining production. The Company continues acquiring additional properties in the district, expanding its footprint and creating opportunities for exploration and mining. The goal of its strategic plan is to deliver stockholder value by validating qualified resources (at least measured and indicated) and reserves (probable and proven) of 3,250,000 gold equivalent ounces by 2013, and commencing commercial mining and processing operations with annual production rates of 20,000 gold equivalent ounces.
Neither this press release nor any related calls or discussions constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
Contact information for Comstock Mining Inc.:
P.O. Box 1118
Virginia City, NV 89440
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
President & CEO
Tel (775) 847-7376
Tel (775) 847 4755