Compass Gold Provides Safety and Operations Update

Exploration Program Continuing

Toronto, Ontario, March 19, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V:CVB) (Compass or the Company) places the safety and wellbeing of its employees and contractors as its highest priority. In light of the global concern about coronavirus (“COVID-19”), the Company has implemented a detailed program of health and safety protocols to protect personnel while ensuring the safe operation of the Company.

In Mali, access to the Company’s Bamako office as well as to all areas in the field has been strictly controlled with health screening in place for visitors, employees, and contractors. Everyone entering the office is being registered, their temperature is taken, and they are using the hand sanitizers and handwashing facilities provided. While the relatively remote location of Compass’s field operations and the fact that the majority of those working there are from Mali and West Africa somewhat mitigates the risk of infection coming from outside the region, the same health and safety protocols have also been implemented in all field camp areas and throughout the Company’s Sikasso Property operations in southern Mali.

Dr. Madani Diallo, Compass’s Exploration Manager, and a non-executive director, said, “At this point, there have been no reported cases of coronavirus infection in Mali, but we are constantly monitoring the situation. I was working here during the brief Ebola outbreak six years ago, and the government has already applied the same measures on all points of entry to the country, which limited the spread of that disease, including medical screening and hand washing for everyone. As we know that the situation could change at any time, we remain vigilant, but we are confident that we are doing what is necessary to protect our people.”

Although no COVID-19 cases have yet been diagnosed in Mali, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, with the advice of the Superior Council of National Defense and their scientific and health advisors, has recently decided to close all schools, bars, and night clubs, as well as to restrict passenger flights from affected countries and to prohibit meetings of more than 50 people.

Compass’s North American management team, which has always tended to work remotely, continues to do so. Appropriate health and safety protocols are being applied in the rare event that visits to the Toronto office are necessary.


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Compass Gold Appoints Joe Conway as Chairman

James Henderson to Remain as Director

Toronto, Ontario, March 9, 2020 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V:CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Conway as Chairman of the Board, effective March 10, 2020. His more than 30 years of mining and financial industry experience includes his tenure as President and CEO of IAMGOLD from 2003 to 2010.

This follows the resignation from the Chairman’s position of Mr. James Henderson who will remain on the Board as a non-executive Director.

Mr. Henderson said, “In view of increasing executive responsibilities in Australia with the Transocean Group, I am delighted to be able to pass the baton of Chair of the Compass Board to such an outstanding gold industry figure as Joe Conway. His network amongst North American investors will complement the increasing influence of North American shareholders in Compass Gold. I look forward to continuing as a non-executive Director on the Board and as a significant shareholder of Compass for the next phase of an exciting future.”

Mr. Conway has served as a non-executive Director with Compass since the Company’s acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Mali Gold Exploration Pty Ltd in November 2017.

Together with Dr. Madani Diallo, Mr. Henderson developed and executed a vision focusing Compass on the exceptional gold exploration potential of southern Mali. His efforts and commitment to this strategic direction have included both his strong personal investments in the Company, as well as his success in attracting the support of many of Compass’s current shareholder base.

“This seamless transition from one extremely well qualified and dedicated Board member to another clearly demonstrates both the unique strength of our entire leadership group and our shared dedication to focusing on the needs of our shareholders,” said Larry Phillips, Compass’s President and CEO. “We all thank Jamie for his efforts as Chairman, and look forward to benefitting from his continued support as our management and technical team work to ensure this company thrives and grows for the benefit of all of our stakeholders.”

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