American Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or the “Company”), (TSX.V:  AMY; Pink Sheets:  AMYZF), announces that the Company has closed its private placement announced in its news release dated January 16, 2013.

The total amount raised pursuant to the private placement was $150,000 over two tranches.  The first tranche consisted of 2,500,000 units for $125,000 and the 2nd tranche consisted of 500,000 units for $25,000 at a price of $0.05 per unit (“Units”).

Each Unit is comprised of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Share”) plus a two year share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”).  Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Share at a price of $0.10 two years from the date of issuance, subject to accelerated exercise if the Shares trade at $0.15 per Share for 20 consecutive days.

All of the securities issued pursuant to the private placement have a hold period expiring four months and one day after the closing dated.

The proceeds of this private placement will be used towards general working capital.  The Company has paid finder’s fees totaling $14,250 in connection with the private placement.

About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal Company focusing on potentially becoming a producer of high purity EMD and CMD for the battery industry.

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer


The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. This news release may contain certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the Toronto Stock Exchange, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.