Atlantic Gold Corporation
TSX VENTURE : AGB

Atlantic Gold Corporation

May 10, 2016 08:00 ET

Atlantic Gold Signs Project Loan Facility Agreement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) -

All figures presented in Canadian Dollars, unless specified otherwise

Atlantic Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AGB) ("Atlantic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it, through its wholly owned subsidiary D.D.V. Gold Ltd., has signed a syndicated project facility agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with Macquarie Bank Limited ("Macquarie Bank") and Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation ("Cat Financial") in respect of its previously announced $115 million Project Loan Facility ("PLF") to fund the majority of the construction costs of the Company's Moose River Consolidated Project ("MRC Project") in Nova Scotia.

The terms of the PLF are substantially the same as previously disclosed in the News Release dated February 22, 2016. That is, the PLF carries an interest rate of the Canadian Dealer Offered Rate, or CDOR, plus a margin 5% (pre-Project Completion), reducing to 4.5% post-Completion, and is repayable in quarterly installments over three years.

In order to mitigate gold price risk and as a condition of the PLF, Atlantic is required to enter into margin free gold forward sales contracts of 215,000 ounces, representing approximately 30% of total recovered life of mine gold production of the MRC Project at an agreed minimum Canadian dollar forward price of $1,500. As noted in the Company's news release dated May 2, 2016, the Company has already executed gold price hedging contracts covering 100,000 ounces of production.

The Company was advised by Noah's Rule (Debt and Hedge Adviser), Cox and Palmer, and Cassels Brock Lawyers (Project Finance Counsel).

Drawdown under the Credit Agreement is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent. The PLF will be secured through guarantees and a first ranking charge on all assets of the Company and each of its material subsidiaries.

Steven Dean, Chairman and CEO commented, "Atlantic is pleased to have completed a definitive Credit Agreement with Macquarie Bank and Cat Financial for a project loan facility that will fund the majority of the construction costs at MRC. The Company looks forward to completing its remaining financing transactions in the immediate future."

Further updates will be provided in due course.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Steven Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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:

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