TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 21, 2016) - Eskay Mining Corp. ("Eskay" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:ESK) wishes to announce that it has entered into an agreement to settle an aggregate of $341,682.47 of management fees owed to a company controlled by the President and CEO of the Company in consideration for the issuance of a maximum of 1,627,059 common shares of the Company at a deemed price of $0.21 per share. The disinterested directors of the Company have approved the debt settlement with the insider and his affiliated company. The debt settlement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval and approval of the disinterested shareholders voting at the Annual and Special meeting of the shareholders of the Company to be held on Wednesday November 2, 2016. The securities to be issued will be subject to a hold period of four months and a day.

The Company anticipates issuing a press release relating to its summer exploration program announced in the press release issued August 8, 2016 prior to the shareholders meeting and after the management information circular to be prepared in respect of the meeting has been finalized. As a result, the price at which shares will be issued for the debt settlement referred to above will be adjusted upward if the price of the Companys' common shares closes at more than $0.28 on the second trading day following the dissemination of the news relatinfg to the summer exploration program. A further press release will be issued relating to the debt settlement following the issuance of the summerr exploration press release.

The insider debt settlement is exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 ("MI 61-101") by virtue of the exemptions contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61-101 in that the fair market value of the consideration for the securities of the Company to be issued to the insider does not exceed 25% of its market capitalization.

About Eskay Mining Corp:

Eskay Mining Corp (TSX VENTURE:ESK) is a TSX Venture Exchange listed company, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Eskay is an exploration company focused on the exploration and development of precious and base metals in British Columbia in a highly prolific, poly metallic area known as the Eskay Rift Belt located in the "Golden Triangle", 70km northwest of Stewart, BC. The Company currently holds mineral tenures in this area comprised of 177 claims (130,000 acres).

All material information on the Company may be found on its website at and on SEDAR at

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the statements made, including those factors discussed in filings made by us with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties, such as actual results of current exploration programs, the general risks associated with the mining industry, the price of gold and other metals, currency and interest rate fluctuations, increased competition and general economic and market factors, occur or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, or expected. We do not intend and do not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law. Shareholders are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

Contact Information:

Mac Balkam
President & Chief Executive Officer
T: 416 907 4020