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"The Markets Choice Awards are known for one thing: recognizing excellence in markets," said Mohan Virdee, CEO of Markets Media Group. "Whether for individual achievements or company milestones, it's always great to hear the stories of their success." Larry Thompson, Vice Chairman of DTCC and a 36-year veteran whose influence helped stabilize markets through 9/11 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, won Lifetime Achievement. Adena Friedman of Nasdaq won Woman of the Year, while Jen Nayar of Vela was named CEO of the Year. Nanette Buziak of Voya Investment Management and Sam Priyadarshi of Vanguard Group were Traders of the Year for Equities and Fixed Income, respectively. The inaugural Market Advocate Award was presented posthumously to Neil DeSena of SenaHill Partners. Neil's widow Carolyn DeSena accepted the award and provided poignant remembrances of Neil. The award will subsequently be called the Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award. Among companies, electronic market-maker Citadel Securities won for Best Company. There were a slew of buy-side awards presented, including to BlackRock for Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk; T. Rowe Price for Best Buy-Side FX Trading Desk; and J.P. Morgan Asset Management for Best Buy-Side Equities Trading Desk. Fidessa, FlexTrade, Lime Brokerage, Portware and Tradeweb were among technology winners. The methodology in selecting MCA nominees and then winners is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the most important opinions: those of market participants. The multi-month process started with a call for nominations from the readership of MMG's two editorial platforms, MarketsMedia.com and TradersMagazine.com. Editorial staff then conducted research and telephone interviews and consulted with the MCA Advisory Board to winnow the field to shortlists and then eventually winners. "The process for the Markets Choice Awards is difficult and rigorous, yet highly rewarding and one we look forward to each year," Virdee said. For a full list of MCA winners, please visit MarketsMedia.com or TradersMagazine.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/neil-desena-larry-thompson-highlight-2017-markets-choice-award-winners-300442108.html


VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Lupaka Gold Corp (TSX-V: LPK) (FSE: LQP) ("Lupaka Gold" or the "Company") announces that it has executed an amendment (the "Amended Agreement") of the definitive Pre-Paid Forward Gold Purchase Agreement (the "Original Agreement") with PLI Huaura Holdings LP ("PLI"), a limited partnership organized under the laws of British Columbia, previously announced on June 30, 2016. The proceeds from the Amended Agreement will be used to fund the completion of development and initiate production at the Company's Invicta Gold Project ("Invicta"). PLI is an investment vehicle controlled by Pandion Mine Finance ("Pandion"). The gross proceeds (the "Gold Prepayment Amount") to be received will be US$7 Million (originally US$6.1 Million), payable in two tranches of US$4.5 Million ("Tranche 1") and US$2,500,000 ("Tranche 2"). The Company has also signed agreements with Franco Nevada which will facilitate the payout of Franco Nevada's royalty agreements on the Invicta property and allow PLI to obtain a first charge on the Invicta concessions. The Company is working to complete the remaining conditions precedent to Tranche 1, with the primary outstanding condition being the signing and recording of a community agreement supporting road access to the Invicta site. Key conditions precedent to the receipt of Tranche 2 include the perfection of PLI's charge against the Invicta concession and the requirement for the Company to raise US$2 Million in additional capital. As in the Original Agreement, each tranche will have a grace period of 15 months after which the Company will deliver to PLI a total of 22,500 (originally 19,530) ounces of gold for both tranches over the following 45 months. For the repayment ounces, the Company will receive an amount per ounce of gold equal to the market price at the time, less a fixed discount. After the tranches have been repaid, the Company will have no further obligations under the Agreement. During the term of the Agreement, PLI will also share in the upside on any increase in metal prices. The Company has the right to buy out and terminate the Amended Agreement at any time. The Company's obligations under the Amended Agreement will be secured by a first charge over the Company's assets. As previously disclosed in the Company's June 30, 2016 announcement concerning the Original Agreement, the Company will pay finders' fees in connection with this financing, subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Lupaka Gold is a Peru-focused gold explorer and developer with geographic diversification and balance through its interest in asset-based resource projects spread across three regions of Peru. Invicta Gold Project - the Company's 100%-owned Invicta Gold Project is a well-developed, poly-metallic gold-copper underground deposit located approximately 120 kilometres by road north of Lima. Management expects to commence production in 2017 by using third-party mining contractors and utilizing the adit and workings completed by previous owners. Extraction of mineralized rock would be focused on accessing Invicta's Measured and Indicated resource estimates, which are comprised of: Measured - 131,000 tonnes grading 6.65 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold equivalent for 28,000 contained ounces ("ozs") of gold, from: 18,000 ozs Au grading at 4.29 g/t, 133,000 ozs Ag grading at 31.71 g/t, 2,119k lbs Cu grading at 0.73%, 1,110k lbs Pb grading at 0.39% and 1,105k lbs of Zn grading at 0.38%. Indicated - 8,513,000 tonnes grading 3.43 g/t gold equivalent for 939,000 contained ozs of gold, from: 573,000 ozs Au grading at 2.09 g/t, 4,285,000 ozs Ag grading at 15.65 g/t, 79,048k lbs Cu grading at 0.42%, 45,171k lbs Pb grading at 0.24% and 53,482k lbs of Zn grading at 0.21%. An Inferred resource estimate of 2,534,000 tonnes grading 2.90 g/t gold equivalent for 236,000 contained ozs of gold has also been established. The resources are stated at a 1.30 g/t gold equivalent cut-off. Metal prices assumed for the gold equivalent calculation are US$1,500/oz for gold, US$32.50/oz for silver, US$3.90/lb for copper, US$1.05/lb for lead and US$1.00/lb for zinc. The gold equivalent calculation assumes 100% metallurgical recovery, and does not account for any smelting, transportation or refining charges Invicta's approved EIA allows for mine production at 1,000 tpd although the current mining plan is limited to 400 tpd. Cautionary Note Regarding the Invicta Production Decision The decision to commence production at the Invicta Gold Project and the Company's plans for a mining operation as referenced herein (the "Production Decision and Plans") were based on economic models prepared by the Company in conjunction with management's knowledge of the property and the existing estimate of measured, indicated and inferred mineral resources on the property. The Production Decision and Plans were not based on a preliminary economic assessment, a pre-feasibility study or a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with the Production Decision and Plans, in particular the risk that mineral grades will be lower than expected, the risk that construction or ongoing mining operations are more difficult or more expensive than expected, the risk that the Company will not be able to transport or sell the mineralized rock it produces to local custom toll mills on the terms it expects, or at all; production and economic variables may vary considerably, due to the absence of a detailed economic and technical analysis according to and in accordance with NI 43-101. Josnitoro Gold Project - the Company holds an option to earn a 65% interest on this project from Hochschild Mining PLC. The project is located approximately 600 kilometres by road southeast of Lima in the Department of Apurimac, southern Peru, within which lies the La Bambas mine (MMG) and the Constancia mine (HudBay Minerals). Historical work on the disseminated gold zones includes over 170 shallow drill holes and extensive surface trenching, as well as artisanal mining. Crucero Gold Project - the Company holds a 100% interest in the Crucero Gold Project located in southern Peru. Crucero has an Indicated mineral resource estimate of 1,003,041 ozs Au contained in 30,919,873 tonnes at 1.02 g/t gold (capped) and an Inferred mineral resource estimate of 1,027,806 ozs Au contained in 31,201,648 tonnes at 1.03 g/t gold (capped). These mineral resource estimates have been constrained by a conceptual pit shell in order to support reasonable prospects of economic extraction as set out in the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and NI 43-101. Pandion is the general partner of PLI Huarura Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Gordon L. Ellis, President & C.E.O. (604) 681-5900 or visit the Company's profile at or its website at The technical information in this document has been reviewed and approved by Julio Castañeda Mondragon, MAIG, the President of Lupaka Gold Peru S.A.C., a Peruvian subsidiary of the Company, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Castañeda has verified the scientific and technical information, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information or opinions contained in this news release. The Invicta Gold Project resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report dated April 16, 2012, titled "Technical Report on Resources, Invicta Gold Project, Huaura Province, Peru", and prepared by SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc., which is available at under Lupaka Gold Corp's profile. The Crucero A-1 mineral resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report with effective date January 17, 2013, amended and re-stated October 22, 2013, titled "Technical Report for the Crucero Property, Carabaya Province, Peru", and prepared by Tetra Tech WEI Inc. and SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. The Technical Report is available at under Lupaka Gold's profile. All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitation, statements relating to the receipt of and anticipated use of proceeds of the PLI financing, the Company's plans and intentions for Invicta, the expected benefits from a Company owned processing facility and mineral resource estimates, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made that the Company believes are reasonable, including: that the payment of the Gold Prepayment Amount is consummated on the anticipated terms, that the supplies, equipment, personnel, permits, and local community approvals required to conduct the Company's planned pre-production and development activities will be available on reasonable terms, that the Company will be able to comply with the delivery and other obligations in the Amended Agreement, that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will, if acquired or constructed, achieve the expected benefits, that results of exploration activities will be consistent with management's expectations and that the Company will not experience any material accident, labour dispute, or failure of equipment and with respect to the planned mining operations at Invicta; that pre-production mine development can be completed in the time and for the cost projected; that the Company will be able to obtain funding for planned production expenses; that mineralization on the Invicta project will be of the grades and in the locations expected; that the Company will be able to extract and transport mineralized rock efficiently and sell the mineralized rock at the prices and in the manner and quantities expected; that permits will be received on the terms and timeline expected and that other regulatory or permitting issues will not arise; that mining methods can be employed in the manner and at the costs expected and that such methods yield the results the Company expects them to. However, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: all of the risks described in this news release; failure of the PLI financing to complete on the proposed terms or at all, including due to the Company's inability to complete the conditions precedent, the risk that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will not be completed or will not achieve the expected benefits, the risk that actual results of exploration and development activities will be different than anticipated; that the Company will not be able to comply with the delivery or other obligations in the Amended Agreement and the risk that PLI will enforce its security over the Company's assets, including its mineral properties; that cost of labour, equipment or materials will increase more than expected; that the future price of gold will decline; that the Canadian dollar will strengthen against the U.S. dollar; that mineral resources are not as estimated; unexpected variations in mineral resources, grade or recovery rates; risks related to shipping mineralized rock; the risk that local mills cannot or will not buy or process mineralized rock from the planned production for the prices expected or at all; risk of accidents, labour disputes and other risks generally associated with mineral exploration; unanticipated delays in obtaining or failure to obtain community, governmental or regulatory approvals or financing; and all of the risks generally associated with the development of mining facilities and the operation of a producing mine, as well as the risks described in the Company's annual information form, which is available on SEDAR at . Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof. Lupaka Gold does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Lupaka Gold Corp (TSX-V: LPK) (FSE: LQP) ("Lupaka Gold" or the "Company") announces that it has executed an amendment (the "Amended Agreement") of the definitive Pre-Paid Forward Gold Purchase Agreement (the "Original Agreement") with PLI Huaura Holdings LP ("PLI"), a limited partnership organized under the laws of British Columbia, previously announced on June 30, 2016. The proceeds from the Amended Agreement will be used to fund the completion of development and initiate production at the Company's Invicta Gold Project ("Invicta"). PLI is an investment vehicle controlled by Pandion Mine Finance ("Pandion"). The gross proceeds (the "Gold Prepayment Amount") to be received will be US$7 Million (originally US$6.1 Million), payable in two tranches of US$4.5 Million ("Tranche 1") and US$2,500,000 ("Tranche 2"). The Company has also signed agreements with Franco Nevada which will facilitate the payout of Franco Nevada's royalty agreements on the Invicta property and allow PLI to obtain a first charge on the Invicta concessions. The Company is working to complete the remaining conditions precedent to Tranche 1, with the primary outstanding condition being the signing and recording of a community agreement supporting road access to the Invicta site. Key conditions precedent to the receipt of Tranche 2 include the perfection of PLI's charge against the Invicta concession and the requirement for the Company to raise US$2 Million in additional capital. As in the Original Agreement, each tranche will have a grace period of 15 months after which the Company will deliver to PLI a total of 22,500 (originally 19,530) ounces of gold for both tranches over the following 45 months. For the repayment ounces, the Company will receive an amount per ounce of gold equal to the market price at the time, less a fixed discount. After the tranches have been repaid, the Company will have no further obligations under the Agreement. During the term of the Agreement, PLI will also share in the upside on any increase in metal prices. The Company has the right to buy out and terminate the Amended Agreement at any time. The Company's obligations under the Amended Agreement will be secured by a first charge over the Company's assets. As previously disclosed in the Company's June 30, 2016 announcement concerning the Original Agreement, the Company will pay finders' fees in connection with this financing, subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Lupaka Gold is a Peru-focused gold explorer and developer with geographic diversification and balance through its interest in asset-based resource projects spread across three regions of Peru. Invicta Gold Project - the Company's 100%-owned Invicta Gold Project is a well-developed, poly-metallic gold-copper underground deposit located approximately 120 kilometres by road north of Lima. Management expects to commence production in 2017 by using third-party mining contractors and utilizing the adit and workings completed by previous owners. Extraction of mineralized rock would be focused on accessing Invicta's Measured and Indicated resource estimates, which are comprised of: Measured - 131,000 tonnes grading 6.65 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold equivalent for 28,000 contained ounces ("ozs") of gold, from: 18,000 ozs Au grading at 4.29 g/t, 133,000 ozs Ag grading at 31.71 g/t, 2,119k lbs Cu grading at 0.73%, 1,110k lbs Pb grading at 0.39% and 1,105k lbs of Zn grading at 0.38%. Indicated - 8,513,000 tonnes grading 3.43 g/t gold equivalent for 939,000 contained ozs of gold, from: 573,000 ozs Au grading at 2.09 g/t, 4,285,000 ozs Ag grading at 15.65 g/t, 79,048k lbs Cu grading at 0.42%, 45,171k lbs Pb grading at 0.24% and 53,482k lbs of Zn grading at 0.21%. An Inferred resource estimate of 2,534,000 tonnes grading 2.90 g/t gold equivalent for 236,000 contained ozs of gold has also been established. The resources are stated at a 1.30 g/t gold equivalent cut-off. Metal prices assumed for the gold equivalent calculation are US$1,500/oz for gold, US$32.50/oz for silver, US$3.90/lb for copper, US$1.05/lb for lead and US$1.00/lb for zinc. The gold equivalent calculation assumes 100% metallurgical recovery, and does not account for any smelting, transportation or refining charges Invicta's approved EIA allows for mine production at 1,000 tpd although the current mining plan is limited to 400 tpd. Cautionary Note Regarding the Invicta Production Decision The decision to commence production at the Invicta Gold Project and the Company's plans for a mining operation as referenced herein (the "Production Decision and Plans") were based on economic models prepared by the Company in conjunction with management's knowledge of the property and the existing estimate of measured, indicated and inferred mineral resources on the property. The Production Decision and Plans were not based on a preliminary economic assessment, a pre-feasibility study or a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with the Production Decision and Plans, in particular the risk that mineral grades will be lower than expected, the risk that construction or ongoing mining operations are more difficult or more expensive than expected, the risk that the Company will not be able to transport or sell the mineralized rock it produces to local custom toll mills on the terms it expects, or at all; production and economic variables may vary considerably, due to the absence of a detailed economic and technical analysis according to and in accordance with NI 43-101. Josnitoro Gold Project - the Company holds an option to earn a 65% interest on this project from Hochschild Mining PLC. The project is located approximately 600 kilometres by road southeast of Lima in the Department of Apurimac, southern Peru, within which lies the La Bambas mine (MMG) and the Constancia mine (HudBay Minerals). Historical work on the disseminated gold zones includes over 170 shallow drill holes and extensive surface trenching, as well as artisanal mining. Crucero Gold Project - the Company holds a 100% interest in the Crucero Gold Project located in southern Peru. Crucero has an Indicated mineral resource estimate of 1,003,041 ozs Au contained in 30,919,873 tonnes at 1.02 g/t gold (capped) and an Inferred mineral resource estimate of 1,027,806 ozs Au contained in 31,201,648 tonnes at 1.03 g/t gold (capped). These mineral resource estimates have been constrained by a conceptual pit shell in order to support reasonable prospects of economic extraction as set out in the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and NI 43-101. Pandion is the general partner of PLI Huarura Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Gordon L. Ellis, President & C.E.O. (604) 681-5900 or visit the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or its website at www.lupakagold.com The technical information in this document has been reviewed and approved by Julio Castañeda Mondragon, MAIG, the President of Lupaka Gold Peru S.A.C., a Peruvian subsidiary of the Company, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Castañeda has verified the scientific and technical information, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information or opinions contained in this news release. The Invicta Gold Project resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report dated April 16, 2012, titled "Technical Report on Resources, Invicta Gold Project, Huaura Province, Peru", and prepared by SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc., which is available at www.sedar.com under Lupaka Gold Corp's profile. The Crucero A-1 mineral resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report with effective date January 17, 2013, amended and re-stated October 22, 2013, titled "Technical Report for the Crucero Property, Carabaya Province, Peru", and prepared by Tetra Tech WEI Inc. and SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. The Technical Report is available at www.sedar.com under Lupaka Gold's profile. All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitation, statements relating to the receipt of and anticipated use of proceeds of the PLI financing, the Company's plans and intentions for Invicta, the expected benefits from a Company owned processing facility and mineral resource estimates, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made that the Company believes are reasonable, including: that the payment of the Gold Prepayment Amount is consummated on the anticipated terms, that the supplies, equipment, personnel, permits, and local community approvals required to conduct the Company's planned pre-production and development activities will be available on reasonable terms, that the Company will be able to comply with the delivery and other obligations in the Amended Agreement, that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will, if acquired or constructed, achieve the expected benefits, that results of exploration activities will be consistent with management's expectations and that the Company will not experience any material accident, labour dispute, or failure of equipment and with respect to the planned mining operations at Invicta; that pre-production mine development can be completed in the time and for the cost projected; that the Company will be able to obtain funding for planned production expenses; that mineralization on the Invicta project will be of the grades and in the locations expected; that the Company will be able to extract and transport mineralized rock efficiently and sell the mineralized rock at the prices and in the manner and quantities expected; that permits will be received on the terms and timeline expected and that other regulatory or permitting issues will not arise; that mining methods can be employed in the manner and at the costs expected and that such methods yield the results the Company expects them to. However, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: all of the risks described in this news release; failure of the PLI financing to complete on the proposed terms or at all, including due to the Company's inability to complete the conditions precedent, the risk that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will not be completed or will not achieve the expected benefits, the risk that actual results of exploration and development activities will be different than anticipated; that the Company will not be able to comply with the delivery or other obligations in the Amended Agreement and the risk that PLI will enforce its security over the Company's assets, including its mineral properties; that cost of labour, equipment or materials will increase more than expected; that the future price of gold will decline; that the Canadian dollar will strengthen against the U.S. dollar; that mineral resources are not as estimated; unexpected variations in mineral resources, grade or recovery rates; risks related to shipping mineralized rock; the risk that local mills cannot or will not buy or process mineralized rock from the planned production for the prices expected or at all; risk of accidents, labour disputes and other risks generally associated with mineral exploration; unanticipated delays in obtaining or failure to obtain community, governmental or regulatory approvals or financing; and all of the risks generally associated with the development of mining facilities and the operation of a producing mine, as well as the risks described in the Company's annual information form, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof. Lupaka Gold does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Lupaka Gold Corp (TSX-V: LPK) (FSE: LQP) ("Lupaka Gold" or the "Company") announces that it has executed an amendment (the "Amended Agreement") of the definitive Pre-Paid Forward Gold Purchase Agreement (the "Original Agreement") with PLI Huaura Holdings LP ("PLI"), a limited partnership organized under the laws of British Columbia, previously announced on June 30, 2016. The proceeds from the Amended Agreement will be used to fund the completion of development and initiate production at the Company's Invicta Gold Project ("Invicta"). PLI is an investment vehicle controlled by Pandion Mine Finance ("Pandion"). The gross proceeds (the "Gold Prepayment Amount") to be received will be US$7 Million (originally US$6.1 Million), payable in two tranches of US$4.5 Million ("Tranche 1") and US$2,500,000 ("Tranche 2"). The Company has also signed agreements with Franco Nevada which will facilitate the payout of Franco Nevada's royalty agreements on the Invicta property and allow PLI to obtain a first charge on the Invicta concessions. The Company is working to complete the remaining conditions precedent to Tranche 1, with the primary outstanding condition being the signing and recording of a community agreement supporting road access to the Invicta site. Key conditions precedent to the receipt of Tranche 2 include the perfection of PLI's charge against the Invicta concession and the requirement for the Company to raise US$2 Million in additional capital. As in the Original Agreement, each tranche will have a grace period of 15 months after which the Company will deliver to PLI a total of 22,500 (originally 19,530) ounces of gold for both tranches over the following 45 months. For the repayment ounces, the Company will receive an amount per ounce of gold equal to the market price at the time, less a fixed discount. After the tranches have been repaid, the Company will have no further obligations under the Agreement. During the term of the Agreement, PLI will also share in the upside on any increase in metal prices. The Company has the right to buy out and terminate the Amended Agreement at any time. The Company's obligations under the Amended Agreement will be secured by a first charge over the Company's assets. As previously disclosed in the Company's June 30, 2016 announcement concerning the Original Agreement, the Company will pay finders' fees in connection with this financing, subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this news release. Lupaka Gold is a Peru-focused gold explorer and developer with geographic diversification and balance through its interest in asset-based resource projects spread across three regions of Peru. Invicta Gold Project - the Company's 100%-owned Invicta Gold Project is a well-developed, poly-metallic gold-copper underground deposit located approximately 120 kilometres by road north of Lima. Management expects to commence production in 2017 by using third-party mining contractors and utilizing the adit and workings completed by previous owners. Extraction of mineralized rock would be focused on accessing Invicta's Measured and Indicated resource estimates, which are comprised of: Measured - 131,000 tonnes grading 6.65 grams per tonne ("g/t") gold equivalent for 28,000 contained ounces ("ozs") of gold, from: 18,000 ozs Au grading at 4.29 g/t, 133,000 ozs Ag grading at 31.71 g/t, 2,119k lbs Cu grading at 0.73%, 1,110k lbs Pb grading at 0.39% and 1,105k lbs of Zn grading at 0.38%. Indicated - 8,513,000 tonnes grading 3.43 g/t gold equivalent for 939,000 contained ozs of gold, from: 573,000 ozs Au grading at 2.09 g/t, 4,285,000 ozs Ag grading at 15.65 g/t, 79,048k lbs Cu grading at 0.42%, 45,171k lbs Pb grading at 0.24% and 53,482k lbs of Zn grading at 0.21%. An Inferred resource estimate of 2,534,000 tonnes grading 2.90 g/t gold equivalent for 236,000 contained ozs of gold has also been established. The resources are stated at a 1.30 g/t gold equivalent cut-off. Metal prices assumed for the gold equivalent calculation are US$1,500/oz for gold, US$32.50/oz for silver, US$3.90/lb for copper, US$1.05/lb for lead and US$1.00/lb for zinc. The gold equivalent calculation assumes 100% metallurgical recovery, and does not account for any smelting, transportation or refining charges Invicta's approved EIA allows for mine production at 1,000 tpd although the current mining plan is limited to 400 tpd. Cautionary Note Regarding the Invicta Production Decision The decision to commence production at the Invicta Gold Project and the Company's plans for a mining operation as referenced herein (the "Production Decision and Plans") were based on economic models prepared by the Company in conjunction with management's knowledge of the property and the existing estimate of measured, indicated and inferred mineral resources on the property. The Production Decision and Plans were not based on a preliminary economic assessment, a pre-feasibility study or a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with the Production Decision and Plans, in particular the risk that mineral grades will be lower than expected, the risk that construction or ongoing mining operations are more difficult or more expensive than expected, the risk that the Company will not be able to transport or sell the mineralized rock it produces to local custom toll mills on the terms it expects, or at all; production and economic variables may vary considerably, due to the absence of a detailed economic and technical analysis according to and in accordance with NI 43-101. Josnitoro Gold Project - the Company holds an option to earn a 65% interest on this project from Hochschild Mining PLC. The project is located approximately 600 kilometres by road southeast of Lima in the Department of Apurimac, southern Peru, within which lies the La Bambas mine (MMG) and the Constancia mine (HudBay Minerals). Historical work on the disseminated gold zones includes over 170 shallow drill holes and extensive surface trenching, as well as artisanal mining. Crucero Gold Project - the Company holds a 100% interest in the Crucero Gold Project located in southern Peru. Crucero has an Indicated mineral resource estimate of 1,003,041 ozs Au contained in 30,919,873 tonnes at 1.02 g/t gold (capped) and an Inferred mineral resource estimate of 1,027,806 ozs Au contained in 31,201,648 tonnes at 1.03 g/t gold (capped). These mineral resource estimates have been constrained by a conceptual pit shell in order to support reasonable prospects of economic extraction as set out in the CIM Definition Standards for Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and NI 43-101. Pandion is the general partner of PLI Huarura Holdings LP and is a mining-focused investment firm backed by MKS PAMP Group and Ospraie Management, LLC that provides flexible financing solutions to developing mining companies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Gordon L. Ellis, President & C.E.O. (604) 681-5900 or visit the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or its website at www.lupakagold.com The technical information in this document has been reviewed and approved by Julio Castañeda Mondragon, MAIG, the President of Lupaka Gold Peru S.A.C., a Peruvian subsidiary of the Company, and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Castañeda has verified the scientific and technical information, including sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information or opinions contained in this news release. The Invicta Gold Project resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report dated April 16, 2012, titled "Technical Report on Resources, Invicta Gold Project, Huaura Province, Peru", and prepared by SRK Consulting (U.S.) Inc., which is available at www.sedar.com under Lupaka Gold Corp's profile. The Crucero A-1 mineral resource estimates referred to in this news release are disclosed in the technical report with effective date January 17, 2013, amended and re-stated October 22, 2013, titled "Technical Report for the Crucero Property, Carabaya Province, Peru", and prepared by Tetra Tech WEI Inc. and SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. The Technical Report is available at www.sedar.com under Lupaka Gold's profile. All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitation, statements relating to the receipt of and anticipated use of proceeds of the PLI financing, the Company's plans and intentions for Invicta, the expected benefits from a Company owned processing facility and mineral resource estimates, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions, estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made that the Company believes are reasonable, including: that the payment of the Gold Prepayment Amount is consummated on the anticipated terms, that the supplies, equipment, personnel, permits, and local community approvals required to conduct the Company's planned pre-production and development activities will be available on reasonable terms, that the Company will be able to comply with the delivery and other obligations in the Amended Agreement, that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will, if acquired or constructed, achieve the expected benefits, that results of exploration activities will be consistent with management's expectations and that the Company will not experience any material accident, labour dispute, or failure of equipment and with respect to the planned mining operations at Invicta; that pre-production mine development can be completed in the time and for the cost projected; that the Company will be able to obtain funding for planned production expenses; that mineralization on the Invicta project will be of the grades and in the locations expected; that the Company will be able to extract and transport mineralized rock efficiently and sell the mineralized rock at the prices and in the manner and quantities expected; that permits will be received on the terms and timeline expected and that other regulatory or permitting issues will not arise; that mining methods can be employed in the manner and at the costs expected and that such methods yield the results the Company expects them to. However, forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among others: all of the risks described in this news release; failure of the PLI financing to complete on the proposed terms or at all, including due to the Company's inability to complete the conditions precedent, the risk that the contemplated Company owned processing facility will not be completed or will not achieve the expected benefits, the risk that actual results of exploration and development activities will be different than anticipated; that the Company will not be able to comply with the delivery or other obligations in the Amended Agreement and the risk that PLI will enforce its security over the Company's assets, including its mineral properties; that cost of labour, equipment or materials will increase more than expected; that the future price of gold will decline; that the Canadian dollar will strengthen against the U.S. dollar; that mineral resources are not as estimated; unexpected variations in mineral resources, grade or recovery rates; risks related to shipping mineralized rock; the risk that local mills cannot or will not buy or process mineralized rock from the planned production for the prices expected or at all; risk of accidents, labour disputes and other risks generally associated with mineral exploration; unanticipated delays in obtaining or failure to obtain community, governmental or regulatory approvals or financing; and all of the risks generally associated with the development of mining facilities and the operation of a producing mine, as well as the risks described in the Company's annual information form, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to not be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information due to the inherent uncertainty thereof. Lupaka Gold does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX-V:PGE) (OTC:DCGCF) (the “Company” or “Group Ten”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Thiessen as Chief Financial Officer, and of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin to the Company’s newly-formed Advisory Board. Mr. Tim Thiessen is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of international accounting and finance experience, the last 13 of which have been spent in the mining industry.  Currently CFO at Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:MMG) and Foran Mining Corporation (TSX-V:FOM), he previously held this position with SnipGold Corp. (acquired by Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2016) and Aurcana Corporation. Mr. Thiessen spent 7 years as Vice President of Finance for TSX-listed Endeavour Financial Ltd., an advisory firm in the mining industry specializing in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and was part of a team that spawned industry-leading companies such as Silver Wheaton Corp., UrAsia Energy Ltd., Peak Gold Ltd. and Coastal Energy Corp. Mr. Thiessen is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and has also held the positions of Controller with Endeavour Mining Capital Corp. and Auditor for Deloitte LLP, with a focus in the mining and financial services industries. Group Ten is also pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board, initially consisting of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin, to assist in guiding the Company’s technical and financial progress. Further additions are anticipated in the coming months. Douglas Warkentin, BSc., P.Eng., is a Metallurgical and Process Development Consultant with over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. Currently Senior Metallurgist at Kemetco Research Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, Mr. Warkentin has conducted mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, minewater treatment and resource recovery on a broad array of base, precious and high-tech metals projects for international clients. He was a co-founder of Group Ten Metals and served on the Company’s Board of Directors from October 2007 to July 2014. He is the author of numerous technical papers and holds a series of patents for mine water treatment and process technologies. Mr. Warkentin graduated from UBC with a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992. Brian Cloney is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 35 years of public accounting experience and is currently the principal of BMC Institutional Supplies & Services Inc., a private Ontario corporation providing management, compliance and financial consulting services in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to this, he was a Chartered Accountant at the accounting firm, Brian Cloney CPA & Associates, a position he held since 1985. Mr. Cloney has extensive experience in the mining industry, holding the Chief Financial Officer position with a number of publicly-traded exploration and development-stage mineral resource companies. Mr. Cloney was a Director of Group Ten from March 2014 to June 2016 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NWT Copper Mines Ltd. Group Ten Metals President and CEO, Michael Rowley stated, “We are very happy to be strengthening our team with such comprehensive financial, technical and corporate governance expertise. The addition of Tim Thiessen as CFO adds a key pillar to the Company’s foundation. Tim has an extensive background with exploration and development-stage mining companies and brings tremendous expertise in M&A and corporate finance; transactions that are highly-relevant to Group Ten as we execute our business development plans. Messrs. Cloney and Warkentin bring a wealth of knowledge and connections in their respective areas of expertise to the Advisory Board. I would like to thank Mr. Tim Johnson for his hard work and support as Interim CFO over the past eight months through our transition period.  We expect to make additional announcements with respect to the team and projects over the coming weeks and months, including potential acquisition opportunities which are currently being evaluated.” Group Ten Metals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality mineral exploration assets in North America.  The Company’s core holdings include a large land position adjacent to, and along trend with, Wellgreen Platinum’s Ni-Cu-PGM project in the southwest Yukon Territory and the Black Lake-Drayton gold project in the Rainy River district of northwest Ontario. On Behalf of the Board of Directors: Statements which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX-V:PGE) (OTC:DCGCF) (the “Company” or “Group Ten”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Thiessen as Chief Financial Officer, and of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin to the Company’s newly-formed Advisory Board. Mr. Tim Thiessen is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of international accounting and finance experience, the last 13 of which have been spent in the mining industry.  Currently CFO at Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:MMG) and Foran Mining Corporation (TSX-V:FOM), he previously held this position with SnipGold Corp. (acquired by Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2016) and Aurcana Corporation. Mr. Thiessen spent 7 years as Vice President of Finance for TSX-listed Endeavour Financial Ltd., an advisory firm in the mining industry specializing in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and was part of a team that spawned industry-leading companies such as Silver Wheaton Corp., UrAsia Energy Ltd., Peak Gold Ltd. and Coastal Energy Corp. Mr. Thiessen is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and has also held the positions of Controller with Endeavour Mining Capital Corp. and Auditor for Deloitte LLP, with a focus in the mining and financial services industries. Group Ten is also pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board, initially consisting of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin, to assist in guiding the Company’s technical and financial progress. Further additions are anticipated in the coming months. Douglas Warkentin, BSc., P.Eng., is a Metallurgical and Process Development Consultant with over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. Currently Senior Metallurgist at Kemetco Research Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, Mr. Warkentin has conducted mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, minewater treatment and resource recovery on a broad array of base, precious and high-tech metals projects for international clients. He was a co-founder of Group Ten Metals and served on the Company’s Board of Directors from October 2007 to July 2014. He is the author of numerous technical papers and holds a series of patents for mine water treatment and process technologies. Mr. Warkentin graduated from UBC with a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992. Brian Cloney is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 35 years of public accounting experience and is currently the principal of BMC Institutional Supplies & Services Inc., a private Ontario corporation providing management, compliance and financial consulting services in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to this, he was a Chartered Accountant at the accounting firm, Brian Cloney CPA & Associates, a position he held since 1985. Mr. Cloney has extensive experience in the mining industry, holding the Chief Financial Officer position with a number of publicly-traded exploration and development-stage mineral resource companies. Mr. Cloney was a Director of Group Ten from March 2014 to June 2016 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NWT Copper Mines Ltd. Group Ten Metals President and CEO, Michael Rowley stated, “We are very happy to be strengthening our team with such comprehensive financial, technical and corporate governance expertise. The addition of Tim Thiessen as CFO adds a key pillar to the Company’s foundation. Tim has an extensive background with exploration and development-stage mining companies and brings tremendous expertise in M&A and corporate finance; transactions that are highly-relevant to Group Ten as we execute our business development plans. Messrs. Cloney and Warkentin bring a wealth of knowledge and connections in their respective areas of expertise to the Advisory Board. I would like to thank Mr. Tim Johnson for his hard work and support as Interim CFO over the past eight months through our transition period.  We expect to make additional announcements with respect to the team and projects over the coming weeks and months, including potential acquisition opportunities which are currently being evaluated.” Group Ten Metals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality mineral exploration assets in North America.  The Company’s core holdings include a large land position adjacent to, and along trend with, Wellgreen Platinum’s Ni-Cu-PGM project in the southwest Yukon Territory and the Black Lake-Drayton gold project in the Rainy River district of northwest Ontario. On Behalf of the Board of Directors: Statements which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX-V:PGE) (OTC:DCGCF) (the “Company” or “Group Ten”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Thiessen as Chief Financial Officer, and of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin to the Company’s newly-formed Advisory Board. Mr. Tim Thiessen is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of international accounting and finance experience, the last 13 of which have been spent in the mining industry.  Currently CFO at Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:MMG) and Foran Mining Corporation (TSX-V:FOM), he previously held this position with SnipGold Corp. (acquired by Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2016) and Aurcana Corporation. Mr. Thiessen spent 7 years as Vice President of Finance for TSX-listed Endeavour Financial Ltd., an advisory firm in the mining industry specializing in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and was part of a team that spawned industry-leading companies such as Silver Wheaton Corp., UrAsia Energy Ltd., Peak Gold Ltd. and Coastal Energy Corp. Mr. Thiessen is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and has also held the positions of Controller with Endeavour Mining Capital Corp. and Auditor for Deloitte LLP, with a focus in the mining and financial services industries. Group Ten is also pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board, initially consisting of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin, to assist in guiding the Company’s technical and financial progress. Further additions are anticipated in the coming months. Douglas Warkentin, BSc., P.Eng., is a Metallurgical and Process Development Consultant with over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. Currently Senior Metallurgist at Kemetco Research Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, Mr. Warkentin has conducted mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, minewater treatment and resource recovery on a broad array of base, precious and high-tech metals projects for international clients. He was a co-founder of Group Ten Metals and served on the Company’s Board of Directors from October 2007 to July 2014. He is the author of numerous technical papers and holds a series of patents for mine water treatment and process technologies. Mr. Warkentin graduated from UBC with a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992. Brian Cloney is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 35 years of public accounting experience and is currently the principal of BMC Institutional Supplies & Services Inc., a private Ontario corporation providing management, compliance and financial consulting services in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to this, he was a Chartered Accountant at the accounting firm, Brian Cloney CPA & Associates, a position he held since 1985. Mr. Cloney has extensive experience in the mining industry, holding the Chief Financial Officer position with a number of publicly-traded exploration and development-stage mineral resource companies. Mr. Cloney was a Director of Group Ten from March 2014 to June 2016 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NWT Copper Mines Ltd. Group Ten Metals President and CEO, Michael Rowley stated, “We are very happy to be strengthening our team with such comprehensive financial, technical and corporate governance expertise. The addition of Tim Thiessen as CFO adds a key pillar to the Company’s foundation. Tim has an extensive background with exploration and development-stage mining companies and brings tremendous expertise in M&A and corporate finance; transactions that are highly-relevant to Group Ten as we execute our business development plans. Messrs. Cloney and Warkentin bring a wealth of knowledge and connections in their respective areas of expertise to the Advisory Board. I would like to thank Mr. Tim Johnson for his hard work and support as Interim CFO over the past eight months through our transition period.  We expect to make additional announcements with respect to the team and projects over the coming weeks and months, including potential acquisition opportunities which are currently being evaluated.” Group Ten Metals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality mineral exploration assets in North America.  The Company’s core holdings include a large land position adjacent to, and along trend with, Wellgreen Platinum’s Ni-Cu-PGM project in the southwest Yukon Territory and the Black Lake-Drayton gold project in the Rainy River district of northwest Ontario. On Behalf of the Board of Directors: Statements which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Group Ten Metals Inc. (TSX-V:PGE) (OTC:DCGCF) (the “Company” or “Group Ten”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Tim Thiessen as Chief Financial Officer, and of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin to the Company’s newly-formed Advisory Board. Mr. Tim Thiessen is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of international accounting and finance experience, the last 13 of which have been spent in the mining industry.  Currently CFO at Metallic Minerals Corp. (TSX-V:MMG) and Foran Mining Corporation (TSX-V:FOM), he previously held this position with SnipGold Corp. (acquired by Seabridge Gold Inc. in June 2016) and Aurcana Corporation. Mr. Thiessen spent 7 years as Vice President of Finance for TSX-listed Endeavour Financial Ltd., an advisory firm in the mining industry specializing in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing and was part of a team that spawned industry-leading companies such as Silver Wheaton Corp., UrAsia Energy Ltd., Peak Gold Ltd. and Coastal Energy Corp. Mr. Thiessen is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and has also held the positions of Controller with Endeavour Mining Capital Corp. and Auditor for Deloitte LLP, with a focus in the mining and financial services industries. Group Ten is also pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board, initially consisting of Mr. Brian Cloney and Mr. Douglas Warkentin, to assist in guiding the Company’s technical and financial progress. Further additions are anticipated in the coming months. Douglas Warkentin, BSc., P.Eng., is a Metallurgical and Process Development Consultant with over 30 years of experience in the mining and mineral processing industries. Currently Senior Metallurgist at Kemetco Research Inc. in Richmond, British Columbia, Mr. Warkentin has conducted mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, minewater treatment and resource recovery on a broad array of base, precious and high-tech metals projects for international clients. He was a co-founder of Group Ten Metals and served on the Company’s Board of Directors from October 2007 to July 2014. He is the author of numerous technical papers and holds a series of patents for mine water treatment and process technologies. Mr. Warkentin graduated from UBC with a degree in Mining and Mineral Process Engineering, and has been a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC since 1992. Brian Cloney is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with over 35 years of public accounting experience and is currently the principal of BMC Institutional Supplies & Services Inc., a private Ontario corporation providing management, compliance and financial consulting services in the Greater Toronto Area. Prior to this, he was a Chartered Accountant at the accounting firm, Brian Cloney CPA & Associates, a position he held since 1985. Mr. Cloney has extensive experience in the mining industry, holding the Chief Financial Officer position with a number of publicly-traded exploration and development-stage mineral resource companies. Mr. Cloney was a Director of Group Ten from March 2014 to June 2016 and is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NWT Copper Mines Ltd. Group Ten Metals President and CEO, Michael Rowley stated, “We are very happy to be strengthening our team with such comprehensive financial, technical and corporate governance expertise. The addition of Tim Thiessen as CFO adds a key pillar to the Company’s foundation. Tim has an extensive background with exploration and development-stage mining companies and brings tremendous expertise in M&A and corporate finance; transactions that are highly-relevant to Group Ten as we execute our business development plans. Messrs. Cloney and Warkentin bring a wealth of knowledge and connections in their respective areas of expertise to the Advisory Board. I would like to thank Mr. Tim Johnson for his hard work and support as Interim CFO over the past eight months through our transition period.  We expect to make additional announcements with respect to the team and projects over the coming weeks and months, including potential acquisition opportunities which are currently being evaluated.” Group Ten Metals Inc. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of high-quality mineral exploration assets in North America.  The Company’s core holdings include a large land position adjacent to, and along trend with, Wellgreen Platinum’s Ni-Cu-PGM project in the southwest Yukon Territory and the Black Lake-Drayton gold project in the Rainy River district of northwest Ontario. On Behalf of the Board of Directors: Statements which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. It is important to note that actual outcomes and the Company's actual results could differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental, environmental and technological factors that may affect the Company's operations, markets, products and prices. Readers should refer to the risk disclosures outlined in the Company's Management Discussion and Analysis of its audited financial statements filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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