May 18th, 2016, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Michel Boily, M.Sc,Ph.D, geo, to the board of directors of Ashburton Ventures. Dr. Boily is an expert geochemist and metallogenist specializing in the interpretation of precious and rare metal deposits of Precambrian volcano-plutonic terranes. He has also conducted exploration and technical evaluation of gold and base metals properties located in Archean greenstone belts of Quebec, in the Anti-Atlas Proterozoic windows of Morocco, in Northern Mexico and Argentina. Dr. Boily graduated from the Université de Montréal in 1988 with a PhD in geochemistry. Since 1984, Dr. Boily has been the author of various publications in international scientific journals and has written numerous technical reports. Dr. Boily is currently a registered Professional Geologist in good standing with l’Ordre des Géologues du Québec.

 In addition to this we are pleased to further announce the addition of Mr. David Gdanski, to the board of directors of Ashburton Ventures.  Mr. Gdanski is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario and has over a decade of experience with private corporations and public companies in the capital markets. Mr. Gdanski provides strategic advisory services to public and private companies including corporate finance where he has directly led million dollar financings, marketing and communications, investor and public relations, mergers, acquisition and joint venture transactions. 

President and CEO Michael England commented, "We are very pleased to appoint both Dr. Boily and Mr. Gdanski to our growing Ashburton team.  Dr. Boily, with his wealth of knowledge as a geochemist and metallogenist, and Mr. Gdanski’s corporate finance experience will be invaluable as Ashburton grows its business.”

The Company further announces the resignation from the board of Casey Lewis.   The Company appreciates his past efforts and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

Ashburton Ventures Inc. is a Canadian-based junior exploration actively pursuing lithium and graphite projects in Canada and Nevada, USA.

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

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