Gastem Closes Two Private Placements for $2,500,000

Gastem has closed two non-brokered private placements for gross proceeds of $2,500,000. The first financing was a non flow-through offering of 2,500,000 units at a price of $0.60 per unit, for gross proceeds of $1,500,000. Each unit consisted of one common share of the Company and one-half of one share purchase warrant ("Warrant"). Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.75 per share for a period of two years from the date of closing of the offering. The second financing was a flow-through offering of 1,428,571 common shares, at a price of $0.70 cents per share for gross proceeds of $1,000,000. There were no warrants attached to this flow-through financing.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the non flow-through private placement for general working capital purposes. The net proceeds of the flow-through private placement will be used for exploration, drilling and development of the Company's Quebec properties.

The offering was made to accredited investors, within the meaning of National Instrument 45-106, in the Provinces of British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The closing of the private placements is subject to the receipt of all the required regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All the securities issued pursuant to this offering shall be subject to a hold period of four months from date of closing. There was no commission paid in relation to this financing.