Opawica Explorations Inc. Closes Financing

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – Opawica Explorations Inc. (the “Company”) (TSXV: OPW) announces that, further to its news release of November 1, 2017, the Company has closed a private placement to raise gross proceeds of $525,000 (the “Offering”) through the sale of 7,000,000 units priced at $0.075 (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one Common Share and one half of a share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant (the “Warrant”) exercisable into one further Common Share at a price of $0.10 for a term of one year. Insiders purchased 819,000 Units.

All securities issued in the private placement are subject to a hold period expiring April 16, 2018.

The proceeds from the Offering will be used for general working capital. No finder’s fees were paid on the Offering.

ABOUT OPAWICA EXPLORATIONS INC.

Opawica Explorations Inc. is a junior resource company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and evaluation of gold and base metal mineral properties in Canada. The Company owns 100% interest subject to certain royalties in the Bazooka gold property located in the Beauchastel Township approximately seven kilometres southwest of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. The Bazooka property comprises seven contiguous kilometres of strike length along the prolific Abitibi Gold Belt on the Cadillac Larder Lake Break. The eastern border of the Bazooka gold property adjoins Yorbeau Resources Inc.’s Rouyn Property and the western border adjoins Monarques Gold Corporation’s Wasamac gold property (2,882,000 oz Au resources per Monarques NI 43-101 technical report dated October 25, 2017). The Company also holds 100% interest subject to certain royalties in the McWatters gold property in the Rouyn-Noranda area and the Arrowhead gold property in the Joannes Township, Quebec.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.opawica.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Paul Antoniazzi
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Opawica Explorations Inc.
Telephone: 604-681-3170
Fax: 604-681-3552

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 accuracy of this news release.

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Abattis Announces Private Placement for Proceeds of up to $6 Million

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. (CSE: ATT) (OTCQB: ATTBF) (the “Company” or “Abattis“) is pleased to announce that it is undertaking a non-brokered private placement (the “Offering“) gross proceeds to the Company of up to $6 million.

“After strong demand for our last capital raise, the Company is pleased to announce a second capital raise at a significant increase in valuation” stated Rob Abenante, President and CEO of Abattis. “The Company is encouraged by the strong demand from investors and are excited to rapidly expand the rollout of laboratories and deployment of extraction equipment with strategic partners.”

The Company will issue up to an aggregate of up to 13,953,488 units at a price of $0.43 per unit (each a “Unit”). The Company reserves an over-allotment option to increase the Offering by up to 15%. Each Unit consists of one common share (a “Common Share“) and one half of one Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant a “Warrant“). Each Warrant is exercisable for one Common Share for a period of three years from the closing date of the Offering at an exercise price of $0.65 per Common Share. In the event that the Company’s common shares trade at a price on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “Exchange“) (or such other exchange on which the common shares may be traded at such time) of greater than $0.75 per share for a period of 10 consecutive trading days, the Issuer may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants by giving notice to the holders thereof (by disseminating a press release advising of the acceleration of the expiry date of the Warrants) and, in such case, the Warrants will expire on the thirtieth day after the date of such notice (the “Acceleration Provision“). Proceeds from the private placement will be for strategic investments, deployment of extraction equipment and general working capital.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About Abattis Bioceuticals Corp.

Abattis is a specialty life sciences and biotechnology company which incubates, integrates, and invests in life science technologies and biotechnology services for the legal cannabis industry developing in Canada. The Company has successfully developed and licensed natural health products, medicines, extractions, and ingredients for the biologics, nutraceutical, bioceutical, and cosmetic markets. The Company is also seeking to acquire exclusive intellectual property rights to agricultural technologies to be employed in extraction and processing of botanical ingredients and compounds. The Company follows strict standard operating protocols, and adheres to the applicable laws of Canada and foreign jurisdictions.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
ABATTIS BIOCEUTICALS CORP.

Rob Abenante”
Robert Abenante, President & CEO

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at: www.abattis.com or http://ift.tt/2n0ELlp

For inquiries, please contact the Company at (604) 336-0881 or at news@abattis.com.

Certain information set out in this news release constitutes forward-looking information, which may include information relating to the proposed financing of the Company and its use of proceeds. Forward-looking statements (often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “expect”, “may”, “could”, “anticipate”, or “will”, and similar expressions) may describe expectations, opinions or guidance that are not statements of fact and which may be based upon information provided by third parties. Forward-looking statements are based upon the opinions, expectations and estimates of management of the Company as at the date the statements are made and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or outcomes to differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Those factors include, but are not limited to risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company, risks associated with the industry in general, rules and regulations relating to the cannabis industry, operational risks associated with development and production operations, delays or changes in plans and unanticipated costs and expenses, among others. In light of the risks and uncertainties associated with forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon forward-looking information. In particular, there is no assurance that the private placement will close in the manner or on the terms outlined above. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements set out in this news release are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. The forward-looking statements of the Company contained in this news release are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement contained in this news release.

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TownePlace Suites Tacoma Lakewood, Washington Opens

Lakewood, Washington–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – InterMountain Management is proud to announce the opening of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Lakewood, WA. Located at 11725 Pacific Highway SW, conveniently off Interstate 5, the hotel is just minutes away from Joint Base-Lewis McChord (JBLM), St. Clare Hospital, downtown Tacoma, and Lakewood Towne Center. Nearby places of interest include the Museum of Glass, LeMay America’s Car Museum, Tacoma Dome, Point Defiance Zoo and Chambers Bay Golf Course.

The stunning hotel features 120 all-suite rooms, and is ideal for both short and long-term travelers. Each cleverly-designed suite offers fully-equipped kitchens, contemporary furnishings, and amenities aimed to please both business and leisure travelers alike. A state-of-the-art fitness facility, inviting public spaces, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, and the signature ‘Morning Break’ breakfast allow guests to be productive and feel at home while they are traveling.

General Manager Carrie Wells, Director of Sales Shayna Steverson and Operations Manager Eric Ahumada bring over 30 years of hospitality knowledge to the team, and are enthusiastic about bringing a Marriott-branded hotel to the Lakewood area. Wells said, “Our team has been eager to serve our community from the start. We are here to serve all travelers, no matter their length of stay. Our team’s motto is, ‘Teamwork makes the dream work!’ We look forward to making an impact on the local community.”

ABOUT INTERMOUNTAIN MANAGEMENT

As one of North America’s largest hotel management and development companies, InterMountain Management specializes in the select-service and extended-stay hotel segments. For over 35 years, InterMountain Management’s dedication to success is proven in the results as a hotel owner, management company and hotel developer. They currently own and/or manage approximately 75 premium branded hotels nationwide, with an additional 20 in their pipeline. For more information, or to view hotel locations across the U.S., visit their website at http://ift.tt/2gJdvFF.

ABOUT TOWNEPLACE SUITES

TownePlace Suites by Marriott is an all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand in the moderate price range. Ranked highest in the Extended Stay category in the J.D. Power 2013 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, TownePlace Suites has also been #1 for mid-price extended stays in Business Travel News’ Hotel Chain Survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ideal for travelers who need accommodations for longer stays, TownePlace Suites offers studio and one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and separate living/working and sleeping areas. Launched in 1997, the brand currently has more than 200 locations in the United States and Canada. TownePlace Suites participates in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, call the TownePlace Suites at (253) 582-1055, or visit http://ift.tt/2AAytMI.

Contact:
Brian Baumgardner
info@intermountainhotels.com

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Pancontinental Gold Announces Closing of Second Tranche of Private Placement of Units

Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – Pancontinental Gold Corporation (TSXV: PUC) (“Pancon Gold” or the “Company“) announces that it has closed the second and final tranche of its previously announced non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 830,000 units (“Units“) at a price of $0.05 per Unit for gross proceeds of $41,500 (the “Offering“). The aggregate gross proceeds raised pursuant to the Offering was $191,500 through the issuance of 3,830,000 Units. Each Unit is comprised of one common share (“Common Share“) of the Company and one Common Share purchase warrant (“Warrant“). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Common Share at an exercise price of $0.07 for twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance, provided that the expiry date can be accelerated in the event the Common Shares trade at $0.15 or more for at least twenty (20) consecutive trading days following the expiry of the statutory four month and one day resale restriction. Proceeds of the Offering will be used to explore and advance its 100% owned Jefferson Gold Project and for working capital purposes.

In connection with the completion of the second tranche of the Offering, the Company paid a cash commission of $455, equal to 7% of the gross proceeds raised from subscribers introduced to the Company by a finder.

Closing of the Offering is subject to receipt of all necessary corporate and regulatory approvals, including the approval of TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months plus a day from the date of issuance and the resale rules of applicable securities legislation.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or the securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold within the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.

About Pancontinental Gold Corporation

Pancontinental Gold Corporation (www.pancongold.com) is a Canadian-based mining company focused on the exploration and development of the Jefferson Gold Project, located in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, USA, and on acquiring additional prospective properties. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, trading under the symbol PUC. The Company also retains a 1% gross overriding royalty on future production from a rare earth element property in Australia.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Layton Croft

For further information, please contact:

Layton Croft
President and CEO

Tel: 1-416-293-8437 or 1-980-498-7688
Email: laytoncroft@pancongold.com

For additional information please visit our web site: www.pancongold.com, and our Twitter feed: @PanconGold.

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.

Cautionary Language and Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking information which is not comprised of historical facts. Forward-looking information is characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, changes in the state of equity and debt markets, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in obtaining required regulatory or governmental approvals, and other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry, including those risks set out in the Company’s management’s discussion and analysis as filed under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information in this news release is based on the opinions and assumptions of management considered reasonable as of the date hereof, including that all necessary governmental and regulatory approvals will be received as and when expected. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, other than as required by applicable securities laws.

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Aftermath Silver Ltd. Announces Shares for Debt Transaction

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – Aftermath Silver Ltd. (TSXV: AAG.H) (“Aftermath” or the “Company“) reports that its board of directors has approved the settlement of up to $750,000 of debt through the issuance of common shares of the Company (the “Debt Settlement“). Pursuant to the Debt Settlement, the Company would issue up to 7,500,000 common shares of the Company (the “Shares“) at a deemed price of $0.10 per Share to certain creditors of the Company, including certain of its directors and officers (the “Creditors“).

The issuance of the Shares to the Creditors is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued will be subject to a four month hold period which will expire on the date that is four months and one day from the date of issue.

As certain insiders participated in the Debt Settlement, it is considered to be a “related party transaction” under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“). All of the independent directors of the Company, acting in good faith, considered the transactions and have determined that the fair market value of the securities being issued to insiders and the consideration being paid is reasonable. The Company intends to rely on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(b) of MI 61-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Doug Ramshaw”

Doug Ramshaw
President & CEO
604-484-7855

Neither the 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding “Forward-Looking” Information.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon Aftermath Silver’s reasonable expectations at the date hereof, which are subject to change depending on economic, political and competitive circumstances and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause Aftermath Silver’s plans or prospects to change include changes or disruptions in the securities markets; legislative, political or economic developments. Aftermath Silver disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release is not for distribution or dissemination in the United States and accordingly, shall not constitute an offer of securities in the United States. The securities that may be issued pursuant to this press release are not currently qualified by prospectus or registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the laws of any state, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of United States persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) or persons in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. The securities are subject to resale restrictions under applicable securities laws.

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IIROC Trade Halt – Aumento Capital VI Corporation

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: 

Aumento Capital VI Corporation

TSX-V Symbol:

AUO.P

Reason:

At the Request of the Company Pending News

Halt Time (ET)

16:20

   

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

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For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 3) – Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only.

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IIROC Trade Halt – Epicore BioNetworks Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – December 15, 2017) – The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

Company: 

Epicore BioNetworks Inc.

TSX-V Symbol:

EBN

Reason:

At the Request of the Company Pending News

Halt Time (ET)

16:01

   

IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada.

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For further information: IIROC Inquiries 1-877-442-4322 (Option 3) – Please note that IIROC is not able to provide any additional information regarding a specific trading halt. Information is limited to general enquiries only.

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