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Parallel Mining Announces First Tranche Closing of Non-Brokered Private Placement and Update on Acquisition

March 18, 2016

Vancouver, BC, March 18, 2016 – Parallel Mining Corp. (the “Company”) (TSX‑V: PAL) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement of a total of 2,900,000 units at price of $0.05 per unit, raising gross proceeds of $145,000. Each unit consists of one common share and one transferable common share purchase warrant, each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one additional common share of the Company at a price of $0.15 per common share in the first year, $0.20 per common share in the second year and $0.25 per common share in the third year.

The Company paid finder’s fees of 8% cash and 8% finder’s warrants on the gross proceeds raised by Canaccord Genuity Corp. The net proceeds will be used for general working capital. All securities issued pursuant to the private placement will be subject to a four-month hold period.

The securities offered pursuant to the private placement have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to United States persons absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirement of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Acquisition Update
The Company continues to work towards the closing of the previously announced acquisition of 0909189 B.C. Ltd. and its property option rights in Burkina Faso (see the Company’s new release dated April 28, 2015). Due to market conditions, the two parties have agreed to extend the drop dead date of the agreement until June 30, 2016. As the acquisition is currently in progress, the Company reminds the investors who are participating in the private placement that the nature of a transaction is such that there is no guarantee that the transaction will be consummated.

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES

For further information please contact:

Parallel Mining Corp.
John Anderson
President & Chief Executive Officer
T: +1-604-218-7400
E: janderson@parallelmining.com

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