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Precious Metals and Mining Trust (TSX: MMP.UN) treasury offering raises maximum $75 million

TORONTO: Precious Metals and Mining Trust (the “Trust”) is pleased to announce that the Trust’s treasury offering (the “Offering”) closed today. The Offering raised aggregate gross proceeds of $75 million and resulted in the issuance of an additional 7,095,553 units of the Trust (“Units”). Units were issued at a price of $10.57 per Unit, which reflects the Trust’s net asset value per Unit of $10.12 as at November 19, 2010, plus the fees and expenses of the Offering. The Agents (as defined below) have been granted an over-allotment option exercisable within 30 days of the closing of the Offering to purchase an additional 1,064,333 Units which, if fully exercised, would bring the total gross proceeds of the Offering to approximately $86.25 million, before deducting the payment of expenses of the Offering by the Trust.

Use of proceeds: Subject to the Trust’s investment restrictions, the net proceeds of the Offering will be invested by the Trust in securities in accordance with the investment objectives and the investment strategy of the Trust.

Precious Metals and Mining Trust: The Trust is a closed-end investment trust that aims to provide unitholders with long-term capital appreciation and monthly cash distributions. The Trust invests in an actively managed portfolio consisting primarily of equity securities of mining issuers, with a current emphasis in the gold sector, listed on a North American stock exchange. The Trust trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol MMP.UN.

Agents: The syndicate of agents, co-led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC, includes BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity Corp., National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation, GMP Securities L.P., HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., Raymond James Ltd., Desjardins Securities Inc., Industrial Alliance Securities Inc., Mackie Research Capital Corporation, Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Manulife Securities Incorporated and Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. (the “Agents”).

Sentry Investments: Sentry Investments is a Canadian asset management company that offers a diverse range of investment products including mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships, closed-end trusts and other alternative investments, covering a variety of domestic and global mandates.

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