Aston Bay Amends Royalty Provision of Storm Property Option Agreement

March 17, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia – March 17, 2014 – Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY) (“Aston Bay” or the “Company”) today announced that it has amended the royalty provision of its option agreement with Commander Resources Ltd. (CMD: TSX-V) on the Storm Project.

“Aston Bay’s ability to reduce the royalty in the future has been a key issue with potential strategic partners. This amendment resolves that issue and allows the Company to move discussions forward,” says Benjamin Cox, President and CEO of Aston Bay. “We appreciate Commander’s willingness to fine-tune our agreement and provide Aston Bay with greater flexibility in the way the project is advanced.”

The amendment allows Aston Bay to reduce the Gross Overriding Royalty from 0.875% to 0.4% by making a one-time payment to Commander Resources Ltd. under the following schedule:

  • $2 million if payment is made in the 2014 calendar year; or
  • $3 million if payment is made in the 2015 calendar year; or
  • a payment of $3 million plus an additional $1 million for every calendar year following 2015 (for example: $6 million if payment is made in 2018).

About Aston Bay Holdings

Aston Bay Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: BAY) is a publicly traded mineral exploration company focused on the 345,033 acre Storm Property located on northwest Somerset Island, Nunavut. The property hosts the Storm Copper and Seal Zinc prospects. Aston Bay holds the right to earn or buy up to a 100% undivided interest in the Storm Property from Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: CMD).

On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Benjamin Cox, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: (360) 262-6969

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