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Leagold Mining Appoints Gordon Campbell to Board of Directors

January 30, 2017

Vancouver, January 30, 2017 – Leagold Mining Corporation (TSX-V: LMC.H) (“Leagold”) is pleased to announce that, effective today, Gordon Campbell has been appointed to the Board of Directors. Concurrent with this appointment, Bernadette D’Silva has resigned from the Board.

Gordon Campbell was a Canadian diplomat and politician. From 2011 to 2016, he was the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. He was the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011 and was the leader of the Official Opposition in British Columbia from 1994 to 2001. From 1986 to 1993, he was Mayor of Vancouver, British Columbia. Prior to serving in politics, Gordon Campbell was a real estate developer, and a CUSO teacher in Nigeria.

Neil Woodyer, CEO, commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Gordon Campbell to the Leagold Board. Gordon has enormous experience in international relations and government negotiations that will provide insights and guidance as we work to build Leagold into the next mid-tier gold producer in Latin America. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Bernadette D’Silva for her contributions. But, I am also pleased to report that Bernadette will be joining Leagold’s management team in the role of Vice President, Corporate Services and Corporate Secretary.”

About Leagold Mining Corporation

Leagold aims to build a new mid-tier gold producer with a focus on opportunities in Latin America. Leagold is based in Vancouver, Canada and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “LMC.H”.

On behalf of Leagold Mining Corporation
Neil Woodyer, Chief Executive Officer

For more information on Leagold please visit the Company website at www.leagold.com or contact:

Doug Reddy, SVP Technical Services
[email protected]

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" and “forward looking information” (as defined under applicable securities laws), including but not limited to, statements with respect to completion of the Acquisition, Leagold's plans and operating performance, including in respect of the Acquisition financing and growth potential of the Los Filos Mine, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of future production, future capital expenditures, future financing sources, and the success of exploration activities. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "expects", "expected", "budgeted", "forecasts" and "anticipates". Forward-looking statements and information, while based on management's best estimates and assumptions, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the completion of the Acquisition, including receipt of all necessary approvals, risks related to the successful integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations; risks related to general economic conditions and credit availability, actual results of current exploration activities, unanticipated reclamation expenses; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; fluctuations in prices of metals including gold; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, increases in market prices of mining consumables, possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes, title disputes, claims and limitations on insurance coverage and other risks of the mining industry; delays in the completion of development or construction activities, changes in national and local government regulation of mining operations, tax rules and regulations, and political and economic developments in countries in which Leagold operates. Although Leagold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The forward-looking statements and forward looking information are made as of the date hereof and Leagold disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements or forward looking information contained herein to reflect future results. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. Please refer to Leagold's most recent filings under its profile at www.sedar.com for further information respecting the risks affecting Leagold and its business.

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