Zonte Metals prepares to proceed to Special Court regarding its Gramalote Target Application


BEDFORD, NS, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - As announced in a press release dated April 12, 2016, Zonte with a Colombian Partner (together the "Partners"), have worked through various steps required to proceed to "Special Court" to challenge the Secretaria de Minas, who have not titled an exploration application that was applied for back in July 2013. Legal counsel for the Partners is of the opinion the Mining Code has not been followed in this circumstance. The application covers open areas between titles on top of the Gramalote Deposit which is held by AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) and B2Gold (TSX:BTO, NYSE: BTG). Additional details on the application have been press released previously and can be observed at www.zontemetals.com. On April 28, 2016 legal counsel completed the last step in the process to proceed to Special Court, referred to as a "conciliatory meeting" with the Secretaria de Minas. As expected, the Secretaria de Minas maintained its position in not issuing the title and legal counsel is now in receipt of the necessary documentation to move forward. In anticipation of the above noted response from the Secretaria de Minas, legal counsel have nearly completed all documentation for Special Court and will make submissions shortly. Once completed, Zonte will provide an update.

About Zonte

Zonte Metals Inc. is a junior explorer focused on gold and copper. The Corporation is actively reviewing and completing field due diligence on projects in Colombia. The Company also has the Wings Point Gold Project which is a drill ready project.

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In evaluating forward-looking statements readers should consider the risk factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Corporation does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Zonte Metals Inc.

For further information: Terry Christopher, CEO and President, 902-405-3520, info@zontemetals.com, www.zontemetals.com


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