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Cypress Development Corp: Cypress Acquires Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Option in Nevada, Private Placement Financing Announced

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cypress
Development Corp.
(TSX-V:CYP) (OTCBB:CYDVF) (Frankfurt:C1Z1) ("Cypress" or the "Company") is
pleased to announce, further to its news release on January 25th, the TSX
Venture Exchange has accepted for filing the Company's Option Agreement to
acquire a 100% interest in the 1280 acre Clayton Valley Lithium Brine Project
located in Esmeralda County, in the state of Nevada, USA.

Cypress Clayton Valley Lithium Project, Nevada location map:

Cypress' Clayton Valley Project is located on the south flank of "Angel
Island" and immediately southeast of the Albemarle Silver Peak lithium brine
mine. The acquired claims share their western boundary with placer claims
controlled by Pure Energy Minerals. Pure Energy has identified a lithium
resource at its Northern Resource Area (see Pure Energy Minerals news release
July 28, 2015), that is located to the immediate west of Cypress newly
established boundary.

Cypress Clayton Valley Lithium Project, Nevada claims map:

Cypress' highly prospective "Glory" and "Angel" claims are located within 0.5
miles (>1000m) south of current and past producing lithium brine wells
belonging to the Albemarle Silver Peak Mine. Cypress' Clayton Valley claims
are located in an active area of surface hectorite clay lithium mining and
lithium exploration. Highways and electric power are in place and exploration
resources needed are readily accessible.

The Albemarle Silver Peak Mine is the only operating brine based lithium mine
in North America. The Silver Peak area is one of the oldest mining areas in
Nevada having produced substantial amounts of silver, gold and other
minerals. The Silver Peak Mine began operations in 1967 to mine lithium by
low cost evaporation ponds and has produced lithium since then.

Cypress has reviewed the seismic data in the Pure Energy NI 43-101 technical
report Titled "Inferred Resource Estimate for Lithium", dated July 17, 2015.
The data appears to indicate a very favorable lithium brine exploration
target along the western and west central portions of Cypress' property.
Other first order targets exist on the property including extensive
outcropping of altered green claystones and the presence of stockwork veining
localized at paleo hot spring vents discovered during staking of the
property. Cypress believes that additional lithium brines could be localized
at the water table below the outcropping claystones and potentially also
localized along structures cutting these units.

Initial, limited surface sampling by Cypress in January 2016 has returned very
positive results with sample LMHill-3 returning assays of 490 ppm lithium
(Li) and sample LMHill-4 returning 580 ppm lithium (Li). The samples also
contained strongly elevated levels of magnesium, potassium, sodium, and

Cypress' Clayton Valley Lithium Project is in an area of outcropping of
hectorite claystones that quite possibly overlie brines at a shallow level.
The core lands cover the immediate easterly extension of Pure Energy's
identified northern resource area. The lithium brines being produced for
almost 50 years at Silver Peak have come from the flanks of Angel and Goat

Clayton Valley is located within the Basin and Range Province in southern
Nevada and is an internally drained, fault bounded, and closed basin. Basin
filling strata compose the aquifer system which hosts and produces the
lithium-rich brine. (Zampirro Report 2004).

Picture of Clayton Valley, Nevada:

Terms of the Option Agreement to purchase a 100% interest in the Clayton
Valley Brine Project are;

Year 1: USD$12,500 cash and 350,000 shares of Cypress
Year 2: USD$25,000 cash and 250,000 shares of Cypress
Year 3: USD$50,000 cash and 250,000 shares of Cypress
Year 4: USD$75,000 cash and 250,000 shares of Cypress

The optionor will retain a net smelter return (NSR) of 3% with Cypress having
the right to purchase 2% of the NSR for $1 million. There is no work
commitment with this Option Agreement.

Tesla Motors is driving the current lithium boom in Nevada with the
construction of a Gigafactory, a large-scale lithium-ion battery facility
outside of Sparks Nevada. Market speculations of the likely construction of
additional large-scale lithium battery factories in the region appears based
on the potential of lithium batteries as all purposed energy storage units
that are highly scalable.

Robert Marvin, P.Geo., CPG, Exploration Manager for Cypress Development Corp.
is the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has
approved of the technical information in this release.

On January 25th, Cypress announced a non-brokered private placement of up to
5,000,000 units at a price of $0.05 per unit ("Unit") to raise gross proceeds
of up to $250,000. Each Unit will consists of one common share and one
non-transferable share purchase warrant ("Warrant"), with each Warrant
entitling the holder to purchase an additional common share for a period of
five years at a price of $0.055 per share from the closing date of the
private placement.

A finder's fee of 7% in cash and 7% in non-transferable warrants ("Finder's
Warrant") may be paid in connection with part of this private placement. Each
Finder's Warrant will entitle the finder to purchase a common share of
Cypress at a price of $0.055 per share for a period of five years from the
closing date of the private placement.

The Company intends to utilize the proceeds of this private placement for
exploration on its mineral properties and for general working capital

The private placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance.

The Private Placement announced December 11, 2015 will not be proceeding.

About Cypress Development Corp.:

Cypress Development Corp. is a diversified precious and base metals
exploration and development company with projects in Red Lake, Ontario,
Canada, and in Nevada, U.S.A.

Cypress Development Corp. has approx. 17.8 million shares issued and

To find out more about Cypress Development Corp. (TSX-V:CYP), visit our
website at


"Don Huston"


For further information contact myself or:
Don Myers
Cypress Development Corp.
Telephone: 604-687-3376
Toll Free: 800-567-8181
Facsimile: 604-687-3119


This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that
management of the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although
management believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking
statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not
guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may
differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company
undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if
management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements, include market prices, exploration and
development successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and
general economic, market or business conditions. Please see the public
filings of the Company at for further information.


This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Cypress Development Corp via Globenewswire


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