April 28th, 2016, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR-TSX:V) (ARB-FRANKFURT)  (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) is pleased to announce an initial ground based geo-physical program is set to commence in the coming week at its Whabouchi South Lithium Project adjoining Nemaska Lithium Inc’s (NMX-TSX:V) Whabouchi Project.

Ashburton’s Whabouchi South Lithium borders Nemaska Lithium Inc.’s Whabouchi project to the south and is less than 1.2 km south of Nemaska’s planned mine site.

“We are very excited to get some early geophysics done on the property to kick off the new season on our latest acquisition.” stated  CEO Mike England.

The Company further announces it has set 500,000 options at a price of $.05 for directors and consultants of the Company in accordance the Company’s stock option plan.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Michel Boily, PhD, P.Geo a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The properties have not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report.

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

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