Legend International Holdings, Inc. Announces Partial Sale of Holding in Merlin Diamonds Limited


Legend International Holdings, Inc.Announces Partial Sale of Holding in Merlin Diamonds Limited

MELBOURNE, Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Legend International Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:LGDI), ("Legend"), announces that it has entered into two agreement to sell a total of 35 million ordinary shares (approximately 19.9%) in Merlin Diamonds Limited at a price of 22 cents per share which amounts to A$7.7 million. Closing will occur in 10 business days. Following the closing, Legend will hold an interest of less than 1%in Merlin Diamonds Limited.

Funds raised by the placement and from the rights issue will be used in the development of the phosphate operations, to retire debt and for working capital purposes.

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Legend International Holdings, Inc.
Joseph Gutnick, +011 613 8532 2866
Chief Executive Officer
Fax: +011 613 8532 2805
Peter Lee, +011 613 8532 2866
Chief Financial Officer
Fax: +011 613 8532 2805

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