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Ashburton To Commence Work On Hackett Claims Adjoining Doubleview Cu-Au Project, British Columbia

VANCOUVER, B.C. – ASHBURTON VENTURES INC. (ABR.V) (ARB-FRANKFURT) (“Ashburton” or the "Company”) announces work is planned to commence next week at its recently announced Hackett claims adjacent to Doubleview Capital Corp.’s (TSX-V:DBV) Hat Cu-Au property located in the prolific Stikine district of northwestern British Columbia. The focus of this work program will be to follow up on historical aeromagnetics for the project which identified a magnetic high on the southern portion of the claims (B.C. Minfile Report #18158, 1988).

The Hackett claims adjoin the eastern border of the Hat property, and cover 852 contiguous hectares. Volcanic-sedimentary assemblages and intrusive rocks on the property are similar and are believed to be part of the Stuhini Group, presently the focus of heightened exploration activity in northern British Columbia.

The technical contents of this release were approved by Dr. Tom E. McCandless, P. Geo., Vice President, Exploration for Ashburton and a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. The property has not been the subject of a National Instrument 43-101 report, and Dr. McCandless has not verified the technical data disclosed in this release.

Ashburton Ventures is a junior exploration company actively seeking mineral and energy opportunities for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

Signed “Michael England”
Michael England, President

Telephone: 1-604-683-3995; Toll Free: 1-888-945-4770; www.ashburtonventures.com

Forward-Looking Statement:
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