Sparton Resources Inc.: Company Subsidiary VanSpar to Maintain Minority Investment Interest in Vanadium Flow Battery Manufacturer

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 24, 2017) - Sparton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRI) ("Sparton" or the "Company") announced today that its 89.8% owned subsidiary VanSpar Mining Inc. has received a Financing Notice and Subscription Agreement from JD Holding Inc. ("JDH") whereunder JDH will raise US $5 million through the sale of 38,759,690 Shares at a deemed value of USD$0.129 per share.

JD Holding Inc. is the parent company owning 100% of PuNeng Energy, a PRC based manufacturer of advanced technology vanadium flow batteries.

VanSpar will initially subscribe to a total of 6,976,740 shares for a total investment of US $900,000, to be drawn down in monthly closings by JDH in a series of five equal tranches until the end of 2017.

Financing for VanSpar's JDH share purchases has been arranged through a private investment organization with the initial closing purchase of 1,395,348 JDH shares finalized on July 19, 2017.

The investment funding will allow VanSpar to maintain its current 18% investment interest in JDH.

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