Arcus Development Group Inc.
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Arcus Development Group Inc.

August 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Arcus Completes Purchase of Dawson Gold Joint Venture Assets

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 2016) - Arcus Development Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:ADG) ("Arcus") announces that further to its August 2, 2016 news lease, it has completed the purchase of a 50% interest in the Dawson Gold Joint Venture (the "Joint Venture") from ATAC Resources Ltd. ("ATAC"). The Joint Venture was formed by Arcus and ATAC in March of 2012 and the Joint Venture assets consisted of four mineral properties, namely the Dan Man, Touleary, Green Gulch and Shamrock properties, all located in the White Gold District of Yukon Territory.

The Dan Man property is located immediately north and adjacent to the Coffee claims, recently acquired by Goldcorp Inc. through its purchase of Kaminak Gold Corporation. The Touleary property is the location of the first significant volcanogenic massive sulphide system identified in the White Gold District of Yukon Territory. All four of the properties are described in more detail on the Arcus website (www.arcusdevelopmentgroup.com).

Consideration for ATAC's 50% interest in the Joint Venture consisted of 10,869,910 Arcus common shares, 5,000,000 Arcus share purchase warrants and a 1% net smelter return royalty interest in any future production from any of the four properties. The share purchase warrants entitle ATAC to purchase 5,000,000 Arcus common shares at a price of $0.20 per share at any time on or before August 19, 2021.

With the issuance of the 10,869,910 Arcus common shares, ATAC now holds 19.99% of the Arcus issued share capital. ATAC has provided both Arcus and the TSX Venture Exchange with an undertaking that it will not exercise any of the share purchase warrants if doing so will result in ATAC holding 20% or more of the issued Arcus share capital following the exercise of the warrants.

The Arcus securities issued to ATAC are subject to a four month hold period expiring on December 20, 2016. The Joint Venture was formally terminated as a condition of the closing of the transaction and Arcus now holds a 100% interests in all four properties, subject to the 1% ATAC royalty interest.

On behalf of Arcus Development Group Inc.

Ian J. Talbot, President and CEO

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.

CAUTIONARY NOTE: This news release includes certain "forward-looking statements." Other than statements of historical fact, all statements included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding future plans and objectives of Arcus Development Group Inc., are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Arcus Development Group Inc.'s expectations are the risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by Arcus Development Group Inc. with securities regulators. Those filings can be found on the Internet at http://www.sedar.com.

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