Angkor Gold Announces Appointment of Exploration Manager

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB--(Marketwired - April 20, 2017) - ANGKOR GOLD CORP. (TSX VENTURE: ANK) (OTC PINK: ANKOF) ("Angkor" or "the Company") announced today the appointment of Dennis Ouellette as Exploration Manager of Angkor effective immediately.

"I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis as our new Exploration Manager," said CEO Mike Weeks. "Mr. Ouellette joined us a few months ago as our Senior Geologist on site in Cambodia and has been very active in the field since then. I know he will make a great contribution to Angkor Gold in managing and advancing our various projects across our properties."

Dennis Ouellette, B.Sc., P.Geol., is a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA # 104257) and is a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). He has recently worked as a consulting geologist designing and managing exploration programs in Alberta, Yukon and British Columbia and assisting in the execution of exploration programs in the USA and Guatemala. He has also worked as a partner in prospecting ventures resulting in the acquisition and optioning of exploration properties in western Canada. Early in his career Dennis worked in a variety of roles, including Senior Exploration Geologist, Project Geologist and Field Assistant for companies such as United Keno Hill Mines (Yukon), Falconbridge (Newfoundland) and Goldquest Exploration (Goldcorp -- Red Lake, Ontario).

From 1999 to 2002 Mr. Ouellette also worked at the Cabinet and Caucus Offices for the Yukon Government, providing executive assistance and advice to the Ministers of several departments, and in the 1990s as a Staff Geologist in the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Yukon Region. From 1994 to 1996 Dennis served as the Manager of the Yukon Chamber of Mines. These two positions involved informing, educating and interacting with industry and the public through prospecting courses, symposium talks and multi-stakeholder meetings.

"I have had the opportunity over the past three months to review the data for and examine firsthand the mineral potential of Angkor Gold's five exploration licenses," said Ouellette. "I'm fortunate that there was a lot of well-executed exploration work done before my arrival. It makes my job of advancing existing occurrences and finding new ones much easier. Being a part of Angkor Gold's experienced team is an exciting opportunity to continue building on the company's success."

The technical and scientific information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Dennis Ouellette, B.Sc., P.Geol., a member of The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA # 104257) and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101"). He is the Company's Exploration Manager on site in Cambodia.

ANGKOR Gold Corp. is a Canadian public company listed on the TSX-Venture Exchange (Symbol: ANK) and is Cambodia's premier mineral explorer with a large land package and a first-mover advantage building strong relationships with all levels of government and stakeholders. Visit our website at: or follow us @AngkorGold for all the latest updates.

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Certain of the statements made and information contained herein may constitute "forward-looking information". In particular references to the private placement and future work programs or expectations on the quality or results of such work programs are subject to risks associated with operations on the property, exploration activity generally, equipment limitations and availability, as well as other risks that we may not be currently aware of. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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