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MBAC Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing and Exercise of Underwriters Option

Thursday, February 24, 2011

MBAC Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing and Exercise of Underwriters Option09:25 EST Thursday, February 24, 2011TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 2011) -THIS NEWS RELEASE IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION IN CANADA ONLY AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWSWIRE SERVICES OR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATESMBAC Fertilizer Corp. ("MBAC" or the "Company") (TSX:MBC) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its previously announced bought deal financing (the "Offering"), including the exercise of the full over-allotment option, for aggregate gross proceeds to MBAC of C$42,423,500. A syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and including BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Wellington West Capital Markets Inc. and GMP Securities L.P., purchased a total of 13,685,000 common shares of MBAC at a price of C$3.10 per common share.The net proceeds of the Offering are intended to be used by the Company for the advancement of the Itafós expansion project and for the exploration of the Company's Santana project in Brazil.This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of MBAC Fertilizer Corp. in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available.About MBACMBAC is focused on becoming a significant integrated producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. MBAC has an experienced team with over 150 years of combined experience in the business of fertilizer operations, management, marketing and finance within Brazil. In October 2008, MBAC acquired Itafós Mineração Ltda, which consisted of a phosphate mine, a mill and plant and related infrastructure, all located in central Brazil. MBAC's exploration portfolio includes a number of additional phosphate and potash projects, which are also located in Brazil. The Company continues to search for additional fertilizer opportunities in the Brazilian and other Latin-American markets, where strong agricultural fundamentals and unique opportunities are expected to provide attractive growth opportunities in the near future. All material information on MBAC can be found on the Company's website at www.mbacfert.com or at SEDAR at www.sedar.com.Antenor SilvaPresident & Chief Executive OfficerFORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTSThis release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, including predictions, projections and forecasts. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things as future business strategy, competitive strengths, goals, expansion, growth of the Company's businesses, operations, plans and with respect to exploration results, the timing and success of exploration activities generally, permitting time lines, government regulation of exploration and mining operations, environmental risks, title disputes or claims, limitations on insurance coverage, timing and possible outcome of any pending litigation and timing and results of future resource estimates or future economic studies, and the intended use of process from the Offering.Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "planning", "planned", "expects" or "looking forward", "does not expect", "continues", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "potential", "anticipates", "does not anticipate", or "belief", or describes a "goal", or variation of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, the result of drilling and exploration activities, that contracted parties provide goods and/or services on the agreed timeframes, that equipment necessary for exploration is available as scheduled and does not incur unforeseen break downs, that no labour shortages or delays are incurred, that plant and equipment function as specified, that no unusual geological or technical problems occur, and that laboratory and other related services are available and perform as contracted. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, future events, conditions, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, prediction, projection, forecast, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the interpretation and actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future commodities' price; possible variations in grade or recovery rates; failure of equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; the failure of contracted parties to perform; labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of exploration, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's current Annual Information Form and annual Managements' Discussion and Analysis available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although MBAC has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking statements contained herein are presented for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company's current plans, objectives and expectations and may not be appropriate for other purposes. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.Shares Outstanding: 86,374,336Fully Diluted:94,388,643FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Steve BurletonMBAC Fertilizer Corp.Vice President, Corporate Development416-367-2200investor@mbacfert.comwww.mbacfert.com