SOURCE: Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corp.

May 14, 2008 13:33 ET

Tanzanian Royalty Chairman Completes $2,100,000 Private Placements

SHARON, CT--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (AMEX: TRE) announces that Mr. James E. Sinclair has completed the $375,000 fifth tranche of the $3 million private placement and the $1,725,000 private placement, as announced on May 1, 2008. Both placements closed on May 14, 2008.

Mr. Sinclair's total share placements to date aggregate in excess of $18 million.

Respectfully Submitted,

"James Sinclair"

James E. Sinclair
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 1-800-811-3855

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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors - The United States Securities and Exchange Commission limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this news release, such as "reserves," "resources," "geologic resources," "proven," "probable," "measured," "indicated," or "inferred" which may not be consistent with the reserve definitions established by the SEC. U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No. 0-50634. You can review and obtain copies of these filings from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

Certain information presented in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to our description of the risk factors affecting the Company, as contained in our Form 20-F, File No. 0-50634, for a more information concerning these risks, uncertainties, and other factors.

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