SIDEX and Fonds de solidarité FTQ Increase Combined Ownership in Abitibi Royalties

VAL-D'OR, QUÉBEC -- MARCH 30, 2015

Abitibi Royalties Inc. (RZZ-TSX-V: “Abitibi Royalties” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that SIDEX, Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ have purchased an additional 336,900 common shares of Abitibi Royalties and now collectively own approximately 495,700 common shares or 4.6% of the Company. 

“We would like to thank SIDEX, Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ for their continued support and confidence in the Company as Abitibi Royalties continues to grow its royalty business. We believe this is an important relationship that will benefit our shareholders as Abitibi Royalties looks to achieve its objective of becoming the ‘best gold company’ measured by share performance,” stated Ian Ball, President.

About Abitibi Royalties Inc.
Abitibi Royalties holds a 3% NSR on the North Odyssey discovery, Jeffrey Zone and the eastern portion of the Barnat Extension and a 2% NSR on portions of the Gouldie and Charlie zones all at the Canadian Malartic mine near Val-d’Or, Québec. In addition, the Company holds 100% title to the Luc Bourdon and Bourdon West Prospects in the McFaulds Lake (“Ring of Fire”) area, Ontario.  The Company owns 3,549,695 shares of Yamana Gold Inc. and 459,197 shares of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited. 

Golden Valley Mines and Rob McEwen hold approximately 54.6% and 8.8% interest in Abitibi Royalties, respectively.  

Forward Looking Statements:

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Abitibi Royalties Inc.
Glenn J. Mullan
819-824-2808, x 204

Ian J. Ball
1 King West St. Suite 4202
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1A1
Tel.: 416-346-4680