American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM) (“American Manganese” or the “Company”) announces that the Company is granting 700,000 incentive stock options pursuant to its Stock Option Plan to Director, Jan Eigenhuis, who joined the board of directors May 17, 2012.  These options are exercisable at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of five years and are subject to vesting provisions in accordance with the Company’s Stock Option Plan. 

About American Manganese Inc:

American Manganese Inc. is a diversified specialty and critical metal Company focusing on potentially becoming a producer of electrolytic manganese metal from its Arizona Manganese Project.

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer


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