Press Release

Morgan Lewis Advises ISM on US$80M Bond Offering for GWMG

April 05, 2012

LONDON, April 5, 2012: ISM Capital LLP ("ISM"), the merchant bank specialising in structured debt and equity financing solutions for midcap and growth companies, today closed an offering of secured convertible bonds for Great Western Minerals Group Ltd. ("GWMG", TSX:V - GWG) in the amount of US$80 million, to be listed on the Professional Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange. GWMG is headquartered in Canada and has operations in the United Kingdom, the United States and the Republic of South Africa. Morgan Lewis acted for ISM Capital LLP, GMP Securities L.P. and Byron Capital Markets Ltd as arrangers, as well as ISM Capital LLP and GMP Securities L.P. as co-bookrunners.

The Morgan Lewis team was led by Business and Finance partner Chris Harrison and included partners Kate Habershon, Richard Zarin, Iain Wright, David Sirignano, along with associates Vinay Varma, Finnbar Murphy, Jeffrey Letalien, and Gretchen Garnecho.

For more information, please see ISM's press release.