Aston Bay Holdings Adopts New Option Plan & Grants Stock Options

Vancouver, British Columbia – August 30, 2013 – Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY) (“Aston Bay” or the “Company”) announces that the Board of Directors has adopted a new 10% rolling Stock Option Plan, which has been conditionally accepted by the TSX Venture Exchange subject to shareholder approval at the Company’s next annual general meeting of its shareholders, which is expected to be held no later than November 23, 2013.  The Company has granted incentive stock options pursuant to the new Stock Option Plan to directors, officers and consultants of the Company entitling the purchase of an aggregate 2,065,000 common shares.  Each stock option will vest 12 months from the date of grant and is exercisable, following shareholder approval of the Stock Option Plan and the specific stock option grants at the Company’s next annual general meeting, at $0.20 per common share and will expire on August 30, 2020.

About Aston Bay Holdings Ltd.

Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. is a Canadian copper and zinc exploration company advancing the Storm Copper and Seal Zinc projects on Somerset Island, Nunavut. Aston Bay may earn up to a 70% interest in both projects, in accordance with an Option and Earn-In Agreement signed in 2011 between its wholly owned subsidiary, Aston Bay Ventures Ltd., and Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CMD). An experienced team leads the Company with diverse backgrounds in geology and finance.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Benjamin Cox, Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (360) 262-6969

For further information about Aston Bay Holdings Ltd or this news release, please visit our website at www.astonbayholdings.com.

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