June 23, 2014, VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (TSX-V: ABR) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Duncastle Gold Corp. (TSX-V: DUN) whereby Duncastle can acquire a 100% interest in the Company’s three exploration properties in southwestern Yukon. The transaction will allow Ashburton to keep share dilution to a minimum and focus resources on its promising Sheslay district portfolio of properties in northwest B.C., highlighted by the Hackett Project where a Phase 1 work program has just been completed.
Under the terms of the LOI, Duncastle may acquire a 100% interest in the Spy, Ultra and Catalyst/CKR properties by completing the following:
- Paying $50,000 and issuing an aggregate 8.5 million shares to Denali (the underlying vendor) over 3 years for the Catalyst project;
- Assuming the requirements of existing property agreements now in place for the Spy and Ultra properties by assignment from Ashburton, including the completion of $500,000 in exploration work, $85,000 in cash payments, and the issuance of 650,000 shares over 5 years;
- Paying $5,000 to Ashburton for the Ultra property and a further $5,000 to the underlying vendor of the Ultra property, and;
- Issuing 350,000 shares to Ashburton for purchase of the CKR claims and a further 150,000 shares to Ashburton for assignment of the Spy and Ultra claims.
The company looks forward to updating shareholders in the near future regarding progress at its highly prospective Hackett Project and the recently acquired claims contiguous to the western border of Garibaldi Resources Corp.’s Grizzly Property.
Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President
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Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.AshburtonVentures.com
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