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Crystallex Sells Milling Equipment; Improves Working Capital


TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 29, 2011) - Crystallex International Corporation (TSX:KRY)(OTCQB:CRYXF) ("Crystallex" or the "Company") reported today that it has closed the first tranche of its announced sale of redundant milling equipment for gross proceeds of US$16.9 million.

As a part of this transaction, the Company has signed an agreement with the same purchaser, granting the purchaser, subject to final engineering review and compatibility of components, an option until December 31, 2011, to purchase the remaining equipment from Crystallex. The purchaser has paid Crystallex a non-refundable deposit of US$1.0 million, a portion of which is to be used to pay for one half of the storage cost of the equipment under option with the remaining amount not used for storage to be applied to the purchase price of equipment purchased under the option.

This transaction provides the Company with the opportunity to monetize equipment that it cannot use at the present time, increases the Corporation's working capital and improves its cash position without causing dilution to the shareholders. The sale will also reduce the Company's expenditures on equipment storage and maintenance.

About Crystallex

Crystallex International Corporation is a Canadian based mining company, focusing on acquiring, exploring, developing and operating mining projects. Crystallex has successfully operated an open pit mine in Uruguay and developed and operated three gold mines in Venezuela. The Company's principal asset is its international claim in relation to its investment in the Las Cristinas gold project located in Bolivar State, Venezuela.

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        Crystallex International Corporation
        Richard Marshall
        Investor Relations, VP
        (800) 738-1577

Source: Crystallex International Corporation