CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – May 20, 2016) – BACANORA MINERALS LTD. (“Bacanora” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:BCN) (AIM:BCN), the London and Canadian listed lithium company which is developing the Sonora Lithium Project in northern Mexico(1), is pleased to announce that it has raised £7,702,500 (approximately US$11.2 million / approximately CAD $14.7 million) via the placing of 9,750,000 units (the “Placing Units”) at a price of 79 pence (approximately CAD $1.48) per Placing Unit (the “Placing”) with certain funds and accounts managed by BlackRock (“BlackRock”). Each Placing Unit is comprised of one new common share of the Company (a “Placing Share”) and 0.3 of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (a “Placing Warrant”) being exercisable into one common share at a price of 79 pence at any time subsequent to July 25, 2016, but on or before September 30, 2016. Accordingly, an aggregate of 9,750,000 Placing Shares and 2,925,000 Placing Warrants are issuable under this Placing. In the event that the Placing Warrants are fully exercised, the total proceeds received by the Company from the Placing will be approximately £10,000,000 (approximately US$14.6 million / approximately CAD $19.1 million). The Placing is in line with the Company’s strategy to increase the institutional representation of its shareholder register and follows the securing of Bacanora’s first major institutional investor in November 2015.