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Mega Precious Metals Closes $11.5 Million Bought Deal Financing

February 24, 2011

Mega Precious Metals Inc. (MGP:TSX-V) (“Mega” or the “Company”) has successfully completed its previously announced bought deal public offering of flow-through common shares (the “Flow-Through Shares”) as described in Mega’s news release dated January 19, 2011. Including the Flow-Through Shares issued on the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option, Mega issued 14,375,000 Flow-Through Shares at a price of $0.80 per share for aggregate gross proceeds of $11,500,000 before expenses of the offering. The offering was completed through a syndicate of underwriters led by Stonecap Securities Inc. and including Octagon Capital Corporation.

The gross proceeds from the sale of the Flow-Through Shares will be spent to incur Canadian Exploration Expenses on Mega’s Canadian exploration properties so that they qualify as “flow-through mining expenditures”. Mega will renounce such Canadian Exploration Expenses with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2011.

Mega Precious Metals Inc. is a well financed Canadian-based mineral exploration company with several projects in Northwestern Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut. The Company is committed to an accelerated growth strategy and is backed by a team of experienced mining experts and a strong financial position. Mega is poised for rapid expansion through quick response to new opportunities and changes in the market. Mega's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MGP.

For further information and presentation material, please review the Mega website at 

For further information, please contact:
Mega Precious Metals Inc.
Jim Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer
O: 807-766-3380
TF: 877-592-3380
[email protected]

Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release relating to the Company’s exploration activities, project expenditures and business plans are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent management’s best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable. The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, fluctuations in the price of gold or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. More information about risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business is available in Mega Precious Metal’s filings which are posted on sedar at

There is no guarantee that drill results reported in this news release will lead to the identification of a deposit that can be mined economically, and further work is required to identify a reserve or resource. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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