MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - TomaGold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:LOT) ("TomaGold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD") has met its first year's commitments under the terms of the Earn-in Option agreement for the Monster Lake property by completing exploration expenditures of at least $3 million and making cash payments totaling $520,000.

In November 2013, the Company signed an agreement with IAMGOLD under which IAMGOLD can acquire a 50% interest in the Monster Lake, Winchester and Lac-à-L'Eau-Jaune properties (the "properties") by completing exploration expenditures totalling $16 million and making cash payments totalling $1,575,000 over five and a half years. The following table shows the exploration commitments and cash payment schedule:

Exploration commitments Cash payments
On or before May 1, 2015: (paid) $3,000,000 Until now: (paid) $520,000
On or before May 1, 2016: (option) $2,000,000 On or before November 12, 2015: (option) $220,000
On or before May 1, 2017: (option) $2,500,000 On or before November 12, 2016: (option) $235,000
On or before May 1, 2018: (option) $3,000,000 On or before November 12, 2017: (option) $300,000
On or before May 1, 2019: (option) $5,500,000 On or before November 12, 2018: (option) $300,000
Total exploration expenditures: $16,000,000 Total cash payments: $1,575,000

IAMGOLD is currently planning a summer/fall exploration program on the properties. The program's orientation will depend on the results obtained from the 2015 winter drilling program on Monster Lake. The Company will announce those results as soon as they are made available.

"We are very pleased that IAMGOLD has elected to pursue its earn-in option for the properties," said David Grondin, President and Chief Executive Officer of TomaGold. "Since the beginning of the option, IAMGOLD has done extensive exploration work on Monster Lake which allowed them to elaborate several exploration strategies and identify numerous drilling targets, which have yet to be drilled. We remain very excited about the properties' exploration potential."

About TomaGold Corporation

TomaGold Corporation is a Canadian-based mining exploration company whose primary mission is the acquisition, exploration and development of gold projects in Canada and abroad. In November 2013, the Company signed an agreement for IAMGOLD to acquire a 50% interest in each of the Monster Lake, Winchester and Lac-à-L'Eau-Jaune properties in exchange for a total of $16 million of exploration work and a cash payments totalling $1,575,000 over five and a half years.

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Contact Information:

TomaGold Corporation
David Grondin
President and Chief Executive Officer
(514) 206-7727
www.tomagoldcorp.com