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RUGBY RESOURCES LTD. CLOSES OVERSUBSCRIBED NON-BROKERED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Rugby Resources Ltd.
Rugby Resources Ltd.

This news release is not for distribution to United States newswire service
or for dissemination in the United States

Vancouver, B.C., March 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rugby Resources Ltd. (“Rugby” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: RUG) is pleased to announce that further to the news release dated February 10, 2023, it has closed an oversubscribed non-brokered private placement and issued 18,436,614 units (the “Units”) of the Company at a price of $0.07 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,290,562.98 (the “Offering”).

Each Unit consists of one (1) common share and one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one (1) additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.18 for a period of two (2) years from the Closing Date.

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Finder’s fees in an aggregate amount of $21,170 were paid to qualified parties in connection with the Offering.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a statutory hold period of four months plus a day from issuance in accordance with applicable securities laws of Canada. Closing of the Offering is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals and final acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

Proceeds of the Offering will be used for exploration and general expenses.

MI 61-101 Disclosure

Certain insiders of the Company participated in the Offering for an aggregate total of 2,500,000 Units. The participation by such insiders is considered a “related-party transaction” within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 - Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”). The Company has relied on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 in respect of related party participation in the Offering as neither the fair market value (as determined under MI 61-101) of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the transaction, insofar as it involved the related parties, exceeded 25% of the Company’s market capitalization (as determined under MI 61-101).

The Company did not file a material change report more than 21 days before the expected closing of the Offering as the details of the participation therein by related parties of the Company were not settled until shortly prior to closing of the Offering and the Company wished to close on an expedited basis for sound business reasons.

Early Warning Disclosure

Rowen Company Limited (“Rowen”) a company controlled by Bryce Roxburgh, a director and officer of the Company, acquired 2,000,000 Units under the Offering. Prior to the Offering, Rowen and Bryce Roxburgh held 10.71% of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares on a non-diluted and 13.02% on a fully diluted basis. After giving effect to the Private Placement, Rowen and Bryce Roxburgh beneficially own and control collectively 10.72% of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares on a non-diluted and 13.56% on a fully diluted basis. Rowen Company and Bryce Roxburgh acquired the Units for investment purposes. Rowen Company and Bryce Roxburgh intend to evaluate their investment in the Company and to increase or decrease their shareholdings from time to time as they may determine appropriate. A copy of the early warning report being filed by Rowen and Bryce Roxburgh may be obtained by contacting the Company at 604-687-2038.

For additional information you are invited to visit the Rugby Resources Ltd. website at www.rugbyresourcesltd.com

Rob Grey, VP, Corporate Communications

Tel:  604-688-4941  Fax: 604-688-9532

Toll-free: 1.855.688.4941

Suite 810, 789 West Pender St.

Vancouver, BC Canada. V6C 1H2

info@rugbyresourcesltd.com

NEITHER TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATION SERVICES PROVIDER (AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN THE POLICIES OF THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE) ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE