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Published : April 18th, 2016

Ecuadorean Earthquake

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Ecuadorean Earthquake


SolGold plc

("SolGold" or the "Company")

Ecuadorean Earthquake

18 April 2016

The Board of Directors of SolGold (AIM: SOLG) expresses its sincere condolences for the tragic loss of life and homes from the earthquake in Ecuador. SolGold is currently exploring the Cascabel Copper-gold porphyry project in Imbabura Province in northern Ecuador.

The Board of SolGold wishes to advise that the Company will make a donation to the Government of Ecuador as a contribution to the earthquake relief effort.

The Company advises shareholders that there has been no disruption of any kind to SolGold's activities in the field at Cascabel. An Exploration Update will be prepared in due course.

SolGold will continue to offer assistance to the Ecuadorean Government's relief effort where possible.

By order of the Board Karl Schlobohm Company Secretary


Mr Nicholas Mather Tel: +61 (0) 7 3303 0665

SolGold Plc (Executive Director) +61 (0) 417 880 448

[email protected]

Mr Karl Schlobohm Tel: +61 (0) 7 3303 0661

SolGold Plc (Company Secretary) [email protected]

Mr Ewan Leggat Tel: +44 (0) 20 3470 0470

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (NOMAD and Broker) [email protected]

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SolGold is a Brisbane, Australia based, AIM‐listed (SOLG) copper gold exploration and development company with assets in Ecuador, the Solomon Islands and Australia. The Company's objective is to create substantial shareholder value by discovering and defining world‐class copper‐gold deposits. SolGold's Board and Management Team have high vested interests in the success of Company, holding approximately 14% of its issued share capital, as well as strong track records in the areas of exploration mine development, investment, finance and law. SolGold's experience is augmented by state of the art geophysical techniques and the guidance of Newmont trained porphyry expert Dr Steve Garwin.

SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3303 0660 Email: [email protected] Website: Street address: Level 27, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane, Australia 4000 Postal address: GPO Box 5261, Brisbane QLD 4000

Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate London EC2M3AB Phone: +44 20 7861 9000

Cascabel, the Company's world class flagship copper‐gold porphyry project, is located in North West Ecuador on the under‐explored northern section of the richly endowed Andean Copper Belt. SolGold owns 85% of Exploraciones Novomining S.A. ("ENSA") and approximately 11% of TSX‐V‐listed Cornerstone Capital Resources, which holds the remaining 15% of ENSA, the Ecuadorian registered company which holds 100% of the Cascabel concession.

To date the Company has completed geological mapping, soil sampling, 14km2 and 9km2 Induced Polarisation and Magnetotelluric "Orion" surveys at the Alpala and Aguinaga targets respectively. By December 2015, the Company had completed approximately 25km2 of soil sampling, 14km2 of electrical surveys, 20,100m of drilling and expended approximately US$30m. Diamond drilling currently continues with two drilling rigs.

Cascabel is characterised by multiple targets, world class drilling intersections over 1km in length, and high copper and gold grades, as well as logistic advantages in location, elevation, water supply, proximity to road, port and power services and a progressive legislative approach to resource development.

SolGold is planning a resource statement at Alpala the most advanced target at Cascabel during 2016, in addition to drill testing the other key targets in the Cascabel concession at Aguinaga, Trivinio, Alpala Northwest, Hematite Hill, Alpala Southeast, Cristal, Tandayama-America and Chinambicito. By the end of 2016 the Company is planning further metallurgical testing, and completion of early stage mine and plant design and a scoping study for an economic development at Cascabel. SolGold is investigating both high tonnage / low grade open cut and high grade / low tonnage underground developments as a block caving operation.

Drill hole intercepts are calculated using a data aggregation method, defined by copper equivalent cut-off grades and reported with up to 10m internal dilution, excluding bridging to a single sample. Copper equivalent grades are calculated using a gold conversion factor of 0.6, determined using copper price of US$3/pound and gold price of US$40/gram.

In Queensland, Australia the Company is evaluating the future exploration plans for the Mt Perry, Rannes and Normanby projects. Joint venture agreements are still being investigated with the strategy for the joint venture partner to commit funds and carry out exploration to earn an interest in the tenements.

SolGold is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Company listed on London's AIM Market in 2006, under the AIM code 'SOLG' and currently has a total of 953,897,601 ordinary shares issued, 4,820,000 options exercisable at 50p, 7,280,000 options exercisable at 28p and 9,280,000 options exercisable at 14p.


The news release may contain certain statements and expressions of belief, expectation or opinion which are forward looking statements, and which relate, inter alia, to the Company's proposed strategy, plans and objectives or to the expectations or intentions of the Company's directors. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond the control of the Company that could cause the actual performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not rely on any forward-looking statements and save as required by the AIM Rules for Companies or by law, the Company does not accept any obligation to disseminate any updates or revisions to such forward-looking statements.

SolGold plc UK Company No. 5449516 ARBN 117 169 856 Phone: +61 (0) 7 3846 6328 Email: [email protected] Website :

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Solgold is a gold exploration company based in Australia.

Solgold holds various exploration projects in Australia, in Ecuador, in Papua New Guinea and in Solomon Islands.

Its main exploration properties are EYAPAMIKAMA LAKE (ARSENO LAKE) in Canada, SUTAKIKI, KOLOULA and GUADALCANAL in Solomon Islands and FAURO GOLD in Papua New Guinea.

Solgold is listed in United Kingdom. Its market capitalisation is GBX 50.8 billions as of today (US$ 60.8 billions, € 53.2 billions).

Its stock quote reached its lowest recent point on November 21, 2008 at GBX 1.00, and its highest recent level on June 28, 2022 at GBX 29.95.

Solgold has 1 696 245 686 shares outstanding.

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