WARRANT EXERCISE ADDS $830,000 TO TREASURY FOR ONGOING EXPLORATION AT SIKASSO GOLD PROPERTIES IN SOUTHERN MALI

Toronto, Ontario, May 16, 2018 – Compass Gold Corp. (TSX-V:CVB) (Compass or the Company) is pleased to announce that its Warrant Holders have exercised approximately 2.3 million warrants from the November 2017 private placement (see News Release dated November 29, 2017), for gross proceeds to the Company of $830,000. These funds will be used to supplement the Company’s existing treasury for the ongoing exploration of its Sikasso gold properties located in the prolific greenstone belts of southern Mali.

Commenting on the exercise of the warrants, Company President and CEO, Larry Phillips, said, “The exercise of these warrants shows the confidence of our Warrant Holders in the Company and their interest in the exciting results achieved over the first four months of this year. The $830,000, when added to the existing $4 million exploration budget for 2018, gives the Company the financial strength to fund aggressive exploration at Sikasso through to the end of the year and beyond.”

All of the 2,000,000 warrants that expired on May 4, 2018 were exercised at a price of $0.35, along with the 84,000 broker warrants, for total proceeds of $750,000. A further 228,571 warrants expiring on May 15, 2018 were exercised at $0.35 for total proceeds of $80,000. The exercise of these warrants brought Compass’s total number of shares outstanding to 29,738,522.

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