MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2016) - Genius Properties Ltd. (CSE:GNI) ("Genius" or the "Corporation") is pleased to welcome Terence F. Coughlan, P.Geo, as a Technical Advisor for the company. Mr. Coughlan brings to the corporation over 30 years' experience from mineral exploration through to mine development and operation. Mr. Coughlan will be working directly with Jimmy Gravel, the Company's President.

Mr. Coughlan, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from Saint Mary's University and has been actively involved in the mineral resource industry since 1984. Previously, Mr. Coughlan was the Vice President and Director of Gammon Gold Inc., a mineral exploration company that traded on the TSX and NY Stock exchanges. He was Vice President and Director of Acadian Mining Corporation and furthermore the former President & CEO of GoGold Resources Inc. Mr. Coughlan held this position from January 2010 to January 2016 and currently holds the position of Director and Chairman of the Board. GoGold is a Canadian-based gold and silver producer with properties in Mexico. Mr. Coughlan is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

Mr. Gravel, President and CEO of Genius Properties Ltd., stated: "We are very pleased to add Mr. Coughlan to our team. His expertise and proven track record of bringing mining projects into production is priceless. With Terry's help, the due diligence of the Mt. Cameron Graphite Project is moving forward and will soon be completed."

Mr. Coughlan stated, "Genius has some very advanced phosphate and graphite projects which fit well in today's advancement of clean energy batteries. Work to date indicates potential for large resources of high quality product on both projects. Our goal will be to advance the projects toward production as fast as possible."

About Genius Properties

Genius is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on developing projects with some of the world's most critical metals and minerals for use in various industries including in particular, batteries for storing electrical energy and the raw materials essential for Lithium-ion battery production

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Genius Properties Ltd.
Jimmy Gravel
President & CEO

Genius Properties Ltd.
Stephane Leblanc
Executive Chairman