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Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. Announces Full Stand-By Guaranty for Rights Offering.


 Thunder Bay, ON

12 May 2016


Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. (“Zenyatta” or “Company”) (TSXV: ZEN) announces that it has entered into an updated stand-by agreement dated May 12, 2016 in support of the rights offering announced on May 9, 2016.

 Additional stand-by purchasers have agreed to acquire all of the common shares not otherwise acquired under the offering by holders of rights, including pursuant to the basic subscription privilege and the additional subscription privilege.  A total of 3,930,268 common shares are available for issue under the rights offering with gross proceeds of approximately $2,947,700 at an exercise price of $0.75 per share.  Details of the rights offering are set out in the amended rights offering notice and amended rights offering circular dated May 12, 2016, which are available under Zenyatta's profile at

 In consideration for providing the stand-by commitment, the stand-by purchasers will be granted 982,567 common share purchase warrants which amount is equal to 25% of the 3,930,268 stand-by shares purchased under the stand-by commitment.  Each whole stand-by warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share for $0.83 until June 18, 2018. The stand-by purchasers may terminate the Stand-By Agreement under certain circumstances as provided in the stand-by agreement and as described in the rights offering circular.

 To find out more on Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., please visit website or contact the Company at or Tel. 807-346-1660.


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