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January 15, 2019

Wendy McKernan appointed Vice President of Thunderbird Entertainment’s Factual Division


VANCOUVER / JANUARY 15, 2019 – Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD) (“Thunderbird” or the “Company”), a global multiplatform entertainment company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy McKernan to the role of Vice President at the Company’s factual division, Great Pacific Media. With a background that includes work on more than 25 productions, including the Discovery Canada series’ Highway Thru Hell. Heavy Rescue: 401 and Airshow, Mckernan is known as one of Canada’s most respected factual producers.

“This appointment is the result of Wendy’s enormous production experience and skill. She is an incredible leader who builds powerful teams to produce some of Canada’s highest rated factual content”, said Mark Miller, President of Thunderbird Entertainment. “In her previous roles, Wendy has proven herself to be a collaborative and effective producer whose dedication to excellence brings out the best in everyone she works with.”

In her new role, McKernan will oversee all production at Great Pacific, including lifestyle and factual programming. She will also become a senior member of a team that is working to develop fact-based events into scripted projects.  Before joining Thunderbird in 2012, McKernan worked in both scripted and factual with many of the industry’s leading studios and broadcasters.

About Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc.

Thunderbird Entertainment Group is a Vancouver-based global multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Toronto, Ottawa and London. Thunderbird creates award-winning scripted, unscripted and animated programming for the world’s leading digital platforms, as well as Canadian and International broadcasters. Thunderbird’s vision is to produce high quality, socially responsible content that makes the world a better place.  The Company develops, produces and distributes animated, factual and scripted content through its various divisions, including Atomic Cartoons, Great Pacific Television, Thunderbird Productions and Thunderbird Releasing Limited.

About Great Pacific Media, Thunderbird’s Factual Division

Thunderbird Entertainment’s factual division, Great Pacific Media, is a global leader in television. Started by TV veterans Blair Reekie and Mark Miller, Great Pacific’s programs are seen in more than 170 countries. The division specializes in financing and the development, production, co-production, of factual, documentary, game show and reality television. Great Pacific currently produces the highly rated Discovery Canada series Highway Thru Helland Heavy Rescue: 401, both of which also stream globally on Netflix. Other series include Save My Reno and First to Worst, which air on HGTV, and Queen of the Oil Patch, which recently aired on APTN.

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations Contacts:

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Media Relations Contact:

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release includes certain “forward-looking statements” under applicable Canadian securities legislation that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans and the business and operations of the Company, and the likelihood of completion of upcoming releases. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based on a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: general business, economic and social uncertainties; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; those additional risks set out in the Company’s Filing Statement and other public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com; and other matters discussed in this news release. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. Except where required by law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.