|April 16, 2015|
Focus Completes Sale of Royalty on Bayovar 12 Phosphate Project
|April 16, 2015; Vancouver, Canada: Focus Ventures Ltd. (FCV.V) is pleased to announce that it has completed the sale to Radius Gold Inc. ("Radius") (TSXV:RDU) of a royalty equal to 2% of Focus's 70% interest in future phosphate production from the Bayovar 12 concession for the sum of US$1.0 million. Under the terms of the sale agreement, Focus has the right for 12 months to buy back one-half of the royalty for US$1.0 million. If Radius decides to sell any of its royalty interest in the future, Focus will retain a first right of refusal.|
Focus is an exploration and development company with two main assets, both located in Peru.
The Aurora porphyry copper-molybdenum property located in the Department of Cusco, which it is developing in a joint venture with Daewoo International Corporation, and the Bayovar 12 Phosphate deposit located in the Sechura district of Northern Peru.
Phosphate rock is a raw material for fertilizers and vital to world food production. Focus is acquiring and developing quality phosphate projects in Latin America where the discovery and development of new deposits is becoming increasingly important given the growing demand and limited local supply of phosphate for fertilizer production. For further information, please call 604-630-5544 or visit our web site www.focusventuresltd.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
David Cass, President
Shares Issued: 77.9-million
Contact: Ralph Rushton
Tel: (604) 630-5544; Fax: (604) 682-1514
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