Blaine, WA: Tamerlane Ventures Inc. (TAM: TSX-V) announces today that the Company has closed a non-brokered private placement with MRI Trading AG of 2,500,000 Units at a subscription price of C$0.80 per Unit for gross proceeds of C$2.0 million.  Each Unit comprises one Common Share and One-Half of One Common Share Purchase Warrant.  Each whole Common Share Purchase Warrant entitles the holder to purchase an additional Common Share at an exercise price of C$1.00 per share for a period of 18 months.  The proceeds from the unit offering will be used on the Company’s Pine Point zinc-lead project in the Northwest Territories and for general corporate purposes.

For introducing investors to the Company, the Company paid a 6% cash finder’s fee paid by the issuance of 150,000 Units.  Each Unit has the same terms and conditions as the Units mentioned above.

Tamerlane also announced that it is currently in negotiations for a $40 million mezzanine financing facility and a smelter off-take agreement for the Pine Point Project with MRI.  These negotiations are part of Tamerlane’s strategy to secure a total financing package for Pine Point on attractive commercial terms.  MRI Trading AG is a top-tier trader of concentrates and other non-ferrous raw materials, and is part of the MRI Group of companies, a leading investment and commodities trading group. MRI has a global presence through its offices in Beijing and Shanghai, Santiago de Chile, Lubumbashi, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Brisbane.

All of the securities issued in this private placement will be subject to a four-month hold period.

“Ross F. Burns”
President & CEO

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Brent Jones, Manager of Investor Relations
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