TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 06, 2016) - Minfocus Exploration Corp. (TSX VENTURE: MFX) ("Minfocus" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the first tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of up to 10,000,000 units for gross proceeds of up to $250,000 (see June 21 2016 news release). The first tranche of the private placement closed subscriptions representing 3,400,000 units and proceeds of $85,000. The first tranche closing comprised subscriptions for $80,000 in non-flow-through units ("NFT Units") and $5,000 in flow-through units ("FT Units").

Insiders subscribed for 2,000,000 NFT Units representing $50,000 of the first tranche proceeds. Gerald Harper, President and CEO, who is also a Control Person of Minfocus under TSXV Policy, subscribed for 1,800,000 of these NFT Units. A finder's fee of $800 was paid on a portion of the first tranche subscriptions and 32,000 finder's warrants were issued at an exercise price of $0.025 per share, which are exercisable for a period of 24 months, subject to an Accelerated Exercise Provision.

The use of proceeds from the private placement will mainly be used by Minfocus to undertake a drilling program on its CORAL zinc project in British Columbia and to pay current trade payables and unrelated party overhead expenses. This private placement has received Conditional Acceptance from the TSX Venture Exchange, but remains subject to final acceptance the exchange. Additional Finders' Fees may be paid in accordance with TSXV policy upon further tranche closings.

Coral Zinc Project Initial Drilling Program

Minfocus now intends to undertake a drilling program starting around mid-July on its CORAL zinc Project in east central British Columbia targeting zinc, lead and silver. The property has historic core drilling and trenching intersecting mineralized breccias containing zinc and lead values of up to 7.8% zinc in carbonate rocks analogous to the Pine Point deposits, a low-iron Mississippi-Valley-Type geological environment. Minfocus has been granted a two-year Mines Act permit authorizing drilling at up to 10 drilling sites.

Minfocus' geological consultant and one of the original discoverers of the CORAL deposit, Dr. F. T. Manns, will be active on-site during the duration of the initial drill program at the Coral Zinc project. The primary drilling target is the large (600m x 300m) zinc geochemical anomaly (15-50 times background zinc levels) with outcropping zinc mineralized brecciated dolostone at its edge. The target zinc anomaly is 100-150 metres up-slope from the historic drilling and trenching. For more details, see the Minfocus news release of October 19, 2015 and our website

About Minfocus Exploration Corp.

Minfocus Exploration Corp. is a Canadian company currently advancing a portfolio of base metal projects including zinc and nickel projects in British Columbia and a Platinum Group Element ("PGE") rich nickel project in N.W. Ontario.

Minfocus has a successful management group with a record of multiple discoveries of deposits worldwide, including gold and uranium deposits in Mongolia and PGE-rich resources in Ontario, including the discovery of the first Platinum-rich Pt-Pd-Cu-Ni deposit in the Midcontinent Rift, the Current Lake deposit (+700,000 oz. Pt-Eq).

The Qualified Person who has reviewed and approved the technical content contained in this release is Dr. Graham C. Wilson, P.Geo.(Ont), a director of Minfocus.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulatory Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

This press release includes certain forward-looking statements concerning the future performance of the Company's business and operations as well as management's objectives, strategies, beliefs and intentions. Forward-looking statements are often identifiable by the use of words such as "may", "will", "might", "would", "plan", "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "estimate", "scheduled", "forecasts" and similar expressions or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases. Forward- looking statements are based on the current opinions and expectations of management, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those currently anticipated by such statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, fluctuating commodity prices, delays in commencing the Company's proposed drilling program, exploration costs varying significantly from estimates, the availability of financing, and other risks identified in the Company's documents filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities at Any forward-looking statement speaks only of the date on which it is made, and except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

Contact Information:

For further information, please contact:

Gerald Harper
President & Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (416) 232-0025