Abitibi Royalties Files Technical Report Including an Economic Analysis

VAL-D'OR, QUÉBEC -- April 19, 2013 - Further to its news release of March 6, 2013, Abitibi Royalties Inc. ((TSX VENTURE:RZZ), hereinafter "Abitibi Royalties" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received a technical report (the "Report") of the audit completed by Micon International Limited ("Micon") of the year-end 2012 gold reserve and resource estimate completed by Osisko Mining Corp. ("Osisko") limited to the Mammoth/Barnat and Jeffrey zones located on the Malartic CHL Property . The Malartic CHL Property is the object of a joint venture with Osisko in which Abitibi Royalties holds a 30% free carried interest.

A copy of the Report has been filed with the regulators and is available for viewing through the Internet under the Company's issuer profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

The gold reserves and resources from the Malartic CHL Property contained in the Report and as previously reported in the Company's March 6, 2013 news release are reproduced at the end of this press release for reference.

In addition, Micon included an economic analysis consisting of a preliminary, before tax, cash flow evaluation of the three zones, Gouldie, Mammoth/Barnat and Jeffrey. A gold price of $1,450/oz was used. Please refer to the Report for the assumptions and disclaimers set out by Micon in preparing the cash flow estimates as summarized below:

Table 22.2
Mammoth/Barnat and Jeffrey Cash Flow
BARNAT Year -2 Year -1 Year 1* Year 2 Year 3 Total
Waste (000t) 2,000 3,500 2,000 7,500
Ore (000t) 415 800 800 2,015
Grade (g/t) 0.94 0.94 0.94 0.94
Gold (Ounces) 12,543 24,180 24,180 60,904
Metallurgical Recovery (%) 88.12 88.12 88.12 88.12
Recovered Gold (Ounces) 11,053 21,307 21,307 53,668
Gross Revenue ($000) 16,027 30,896 30,896 77,819
Less Ref. Cost @$4.25/Oz($000) 47 91 91 228
Net Revenue ($000) 15,980 30,805 30,805 77,591
Less: Ore based Costs @$11.07/t ($000) 4,594 8,856 8,856 22,306
Less: Mining Cost @$2.40/t ($000) 5,796 10,320 6,720 22,836
Barnat Cash Flow ($000) 5,590 11,629 15,229 32,449
30% of BCF ($000) 1,677 3,489 4,569 9,735
NPV @5% ($000) 8,708
JEFFREY Year -2 Year -1 Year 1* Year 2 Year 3 Total
Waste (000t) 800 1,800 1,067 3,667
Ore (000t) 600 1,500 1,295 3,395
Grade (g/t) 0.73 0.73 0.73 0.73
Gold (Ounces) 14,084 35,209 30,397 79,690
Metallurgical Recovery (%) 82 82 82 82
Recovered Gold (Ounces) 11,549 28,871 24,926 65,346
Gross Revenue ($000) 16,745 41,864 36,142 94,751
Less Ref. Cost @$4.25/Oz($000) 49 123 106 278
Net Revenue ($000) 16,696 41,741 36,036 94,473
Less: Ore Based Costs @$11.60/t ($000) 6,960 17,400 15,022 39,382
Less: Mining Cost @$2.40/t ($000) 3,360 7,920 5,669 16,949
Jeffrey Cash Flow ($000) 6,376 16,421 15,345 38,143
30% of JCF ($000) 1,913 4,926 4,604 11,443
NPV @5% ($000) 10,267
* - Expected to be 2015

"Based on the above economic analysis, and subject to the assumptions made by Micon, the aggregate net present value of Abitibi Royalties' share of the cash flow from the CHL property is estimated by Micon to be $18.9 million - which is approximately four times greater than our current market capitalization", said Glenn Mullan, President and CEO. "In addition, the Gouldie Zone (in which Abitibi Royalties has a 2% net smelter royalty)is expected to provide cash flow to the Company starting in November of this year based on Osisko's operating budget", said Mr. Mullan.

Micon also included an economic analysis of Abitibi Royalties' net smelter return royalty on the Gouldie Zone as part of the Report as summarized below:

Table 22.1
Gouldie NSR Cash Flow
2013 2014 Total
GOULDIE
Ore (000t) 296 871 1167
Grade (g/t) 0.842 0.947 0.92
Gold (Ounces) 8,014 26,522 34,522
Metallurgical Recovery (%) 80.84 80.84 80.84
Recovered Gold (Ounces) 6,478 21,440 27,908
Gross Revenue ($000) 9,394 31,089 40,466
Less Refining Cost @$4.25/Oz ($000) 28 91 119
Net Smelter Return ($000) 9,366 30,998 40,348
2% of NSR ($000) 187 620 807
NPV @5% ($000) 741

The above cash flows are conceptual in nature, as estimated by Micon. They do not reflect the fact that ore from the Malartic CHL property will be milled in conjunction with ore from the Canadian Malartic mine and is subject to the scheduling requirements of that much larger operation and various logistical concerns related to that operation. Actual NSR and NPV may vary from these amounts shown. Their purpose is to justify classification of the mineralization as a reserve. For the above analyses, the average grade of the deposit has been inserted into the variable recovery equations for the Mammoth/Barnat and Gouldie deposits to determine recoveries to be used.

Abitibi Royalties Recovers Bourdon Prospects

In other news, the Company announces that the option agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which each of Noront Resources Ltd. and White Pine Resources Inc. (together the "Optionees") can earn a 35% interest in the Luc Bourdon and Bourdon West Prospects (the "Bourdon Prospects") has been terminated as a result of the Optionees failing to incur the exploration expenditures required under the Agreement by the due date, and failing to cure the default within 60 days of Abitibi Royalties' notice to each of them to this effect. As a result, Abitibi Royalties retains a 100% interest in the Bourdon Prospects. The Bourdon Prospects are located in the Ring of Fire area, McFaulds Lake, Ontario.

CHL Property Reserve and Resource Summary

Table 1.1 - Mammoth/Barnat Mineral Resource Estimate
Category Area Tonnes Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained
Oz
Measured Resource Mammoth/Barnat 229,300 1.02 7,523
Total Measured Resource 229,300 1.02 7,523
Indicated Resource Mammoth/Barnat 1,842,200 0.77 45,574
Total Indicated Resource 1,842,200 0.77 45,574
Measured & Indicated Resource Mammoth/Barnat 2,071,600 0.80 53,097
Total M&I Resource Mammoth/Barnat 2,071,600 0.80 53,097
Inferred Resource Mammoth/Barnat 1,433,700 1.06 48,965
Table 1.2 - Jeffrey Zone Mineral Resource Estimate
Category Area Tonnes Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained
Oz
Measured Resource Jeffrey - - -
Total Measured Resource - - -
Indicated Resource Jeffrey 5,269,000 0.65 110,696
Total Indicated Resource 5,269,000 0.65 110,696
Measured & Indicated Resource Jeffrey 5,269,000 0.65 110,696
Total M&I Resource 5,269,000 0.65 110,696
Inferred Resource Jeffrey 376,200 0.90 10,842

Table 1.3 - Gouldie Mineral Resource Estimate

The following resources are in addition to Reserves noted above:

Category Area Tonnes Grade
(g/t Au)
Contained
Oz
Measured Resources Gouldie 843,700 1.17 31,816
Indicated Resources Gouldie 4,662,800 0.96 143,815
Measured & Indicated Resources Gouldie 5,506,500 0.99 175,631
Inferred Resources Gouldie 857,800 0.83 22,935
(1) Mineral Reserves are reported at a commodity price of US$1,475/oz Au for Gouldie and Barnat and $1,450/oz Au for Jeffrey, and have an effective date of December 31, 2012. Tonnages have been rounded to nearest hundred tonnes. Numbers may not add up due to rounding.
(2) Mineral Resources are reported exclusive of Mineral Reserves and are determined by Ordinary Kriging and a variable cut-off grade ranging from 0.31 to 0.34 g/t Au. Mineral Resources that are not Mineral Reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
(3) Rounding as required by reporting guidelines may result in apparent summation differences between tonnes, grade and contained metal content.
(4) Tonnage and grade measurements are in metric units. Contained gold ounces are reported as troy ounces.
(5) Mineral Resources have been classified following the standards and definitions of the CIM.
Table 1.4 - Mammoth/Barnat Zone Mineral Reserves
Category Area Ore
Tonnes
Grade
(Au g/t)
Contained
Oz
Proven Reserve Mammoth/Barnat 376,300 0.93 11,200
Probable Reserve Mammoth/Barnat 1,638,300 0.94 49,447
Proven & Probable Reserve Mammoth/Barnat 2,014,600 0.94 60,647
Table 1.5 - Jeffrey Zone Mineral Reserves
Category Area Ore
Tonnes
Grade
(Au g/t)
Contained
Oz
Proven Reserve Jeffrey - - -
Probable Reserve Jeffrey 3,395,200 0.73 79,249
Proven & Probably Reserve Jeffrey 3,395,200 0.73 79,249
Table 1.6 - Gouldie Zone Mineral Reserves
Category Area Ore
Tonnes
Grade
(Au g/t)
Contained
Oz
Proven Reserves Gouldie 666,800 0.99 21,151
Probable Reserves Gouldie 500,300 0.83 13,321
Proven & Probable Reserves Gouldie 1,167,100 0.92 34,472
(1) Mineral Reserves are reported at a commodity price of US$1,475/oz Au for Gouldie and Barnat and $1,450/oz Au for Jeffrey, and have an effective date of December 31, 2012.Tonnages have been rounded to nearest hundred tonnes.Numbers may not add up due to rounding.
(2) Rounding as required by reporting guidelines may result in apparent summation differences between tonnes, grade and contained metal content.
(3) Tonnage and grade measurements are in metric units. Contained gold ounces are reported as troy ounces.
(4) A Proven Reserve is economically minable part of a Measured Mineral Resource. It includes diluting materials and allowances for losses which occur when the material is mined. A Proven Reserve represents the highest confidence category of reserve estimate.
(5) A Probable Reserve is the economically minable part of Indicated Mineral Resource. It includes diluting material and allowances for losses which may occur when the material is mined. A Probable Ore Reserve has a lower level of confidence than a Proven Reserve but is of sufficient quality to serve as the basis for decision on the development of deposit.
(6) Mineral Reserves have been classified following the standards and definitions of the CIM.

Qualified Person

Mr. Donald Gervais is the qualified person, as defined in NI 43-101, who has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this new release, including verification of the data disclosed, the sampling, and the analytical QA-QC data underlying the technical information. Resources and Reserves have been classified following the standards and definitions of the CIM.

About Micon International

Since 1988, Micon International has provided consulting services to the international mining industry with particular focus upon mineral resource estimations, metallurgical services, mine design and production scheduling, preparation of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, independent reviews of mining and mineral properties, project monitoring, independent engineer roles, financial analysis and litigation support. Micon's clients include mining and mineral exploration companies, financial institutions and government agencies from around the world. A particular expertise has been developed in the economic evaluation of mining properties, including studies in support of debt and equity financing. Micon's professional staff has the experience, education and professional credentials to act as Qualified Persons and/or Competent Persons, as required by world-wide regulatory agencies.

About Abitibi Royalties Inc.

Abitibi Royalties holds title to the Luc Bourdon and Bourdon West Prospects (also known as the McFaulds Lake Property) and a 30% free carried interest on the Malartic CHL Property which is the object of a joint venture with Osisko. In addition, the Company holds a 2% net smelter royalty interest in one claim held by Osisko, and may acquire and generate other property and royalty interests.

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Abitibi Royalties Inc.
Glenn J. Mullan
President
819-824-2808, x 204
glenn.mullan@goldenvalleymines.com