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Blox Announces Closing of Acquisition of the Mansounia Concession

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 -- Blox Inc. ("Blox" or the "Company") (OTCQB:BLXX) is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a Deed of Assignment and Assumption Agreement dated July 24, 2014 (the "Assumption Agreement") with Joseph Boampong Memorial Institute Ltd. ("JBMIL") and Equus Mining Ltd. ("EML"), Burey Gold Guinee sarl ("BGGs") and Burey Gold Limited ("BGL") and, collectively with EML and BGGs, (the "Vendors"), pursuant to which the Company has agreed to assume JBMIL's right to acquire a 78% beneficial interest in the Mansounia Concession (the "Property") from the Vendors. The Company also announces that it has exercised that right and has acquired a 78% beneficial interest in the Property.

The Property lies in the southwest margin of the Siguiri Basin, in the Kouroussa Prefecture, Kankan Region, in Guinea, West Africa and covers a surface area of 145 square kilometres. The Property is located approximately 80 kilometres west, by road, from the country's third largest city, Kankan.

An exploration permit for the Property was granted by the Ministere des Mines et de la Geologie on August 20, 2013. As part of its due diligence, Blox obtained a legal opinion which confirmed that the license remains in good standing. It is the Company's intention to obtain an exploitation permit, which would give the Company the exclusive right to mine and dispose of minerals for 15 years, with a possible 5 year extension. The Company has already commenced work on the feasibility study required for obtaining this permit.

In consideration for the acquisition of the interest in the Property, the Company has paid US$107,142.86 to BGL and US$42,857.14 to EML and issued BGL and EML an aggregate of 6,514,350 shares of common stock of the Company (the "First Tranche Shares"), at a deemed price of $0.1765 per share, for an aggregate deemed value of US$1,150,000. The First Tranche Shares were issued to BGL and EML in the proportions of 71.43% and 28.57%, respectively. Within 14 days of commercial gold production being publicly declared from ore mined from the Property, the Company will issue BGL and EML a second tranche of shares of common stock of the Company (the "Second Tranche Shares"). The number of Second Tranche Shares to be issued shall be calculated by dividing US$1,150,000 by the volume weighted average share price of the Company's common stock over a 20 day period preceding the issuance date. The Second Tranche Shares shall be issued to BGL and EML in the proportions of 71.43% and 28.57%, respectively.

"The acquisition of Mansounia marks a significant milestone for the Company", says Blox President and CEO, Robert Abenante. "Mansounia is the first mining acquisition Blox has completed and it is expected to be the foundation for our green mining company."

The acquisition of the interest in the Property is expected to complement the Company's proposed acquisition of Quivira Gold Ltd. ("Quivira") pursuant to agreements entered into in June 2013. The closing of the acquisition of Quivira is expected to expand the Company's mining business by adding the Pramkese, Osenase and Asamankese gold and diamond properties, a production royalty on the Grumesa-Awisam concession in Ghana, and 7% equity in a future joint venture on the Kwatechi concession in Ghana.

"This is the beginning of an exciting growth phase for the Company", adds Mr. Abenante. "I firmly believe the stage is set for the Company to add significant value to its entire asset base over the next few years, and the Company intends to remain invested to capitalise on that growth."

About Blox Inc.

Blox is a diversified green mining company committed to socially and environmentally responsible extraction through fundamental practices founded in sustainability. The Company's pilot renewable energy operation actively converts local organic waste into green energy producing essential data for Blox to apply to its many interests. The Company plans to expand its portfolio with respect to renewable energy in an economic and socially responsible manner. Expansion of projects will focus on the production of minerals.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Mr. Robert Abenante, CEO, President & Director

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

Statements contained herein that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Blox and its management, such as statements:(i) it is the Company's intention to obtain an exploitation permit, which would give the Company the exclusive right to mine and dispose of minerals for 15 years, with a possible 5 year extension; (ii) with respect to the issuance of the Second Tranche Shares; (iii) that the acquisition of the interest in the Property will be a foundation for the Company's green mining operations; (iv) with respect to the proposed acquisition of Quivira ; and (v) regarding the effect that the acquisitions will have on the Company's asset base. Such statements reflect management's current views, are based on certain assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results, events, or performance may differ materially from the above forward-looking statements due to a number of important factors, and will be dependent upon a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the fact that there may be no mineralization on the Property; Blox's ability to obtain additional financing; Blox's ability to satisfy the conditions necessary to complete the acquisitions of the interest in the Property and in Quivira ; adverse market conditions; risks inherent in the mining industry in general; and risks relating to mining operations in Ghana and Guinea. Blox undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof or to reflect any change in Blox's expectations with regard to these forward-looking statements or the occurrence of unanticipated events. Factors that may impact Blox's success are more fully disclosed in Blox's most recent public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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