SOURCE: Brio Gold

Brio Gold

April 13, 2017 10:47 ET

Brio Gold Reports Fatality at Its Pilar Mine

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - April 13, 2017) - BRIO GOLD INC. (TSX: BRIO) ("BRIO GOLD" or the "Company") today regretfully reports a fatality this morning at its Pilar mine in Goias State, Brazil. The employee, a driller, was fatally injured when caught on rotating drilling equipment. The employee was medivacked and passed away on the way to the hospital. The Company is investigating the incident and employee counselling is underway.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragic accident. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences go out to our employee's family, friends and colleagues," said Gil Clausen, Brio Gold's president and CEO. "Safety is our highest priority at Brio Gold. We will thoroughly investigate this incident and we are providing our full support to the individual's family and our employees at the mine site."

About Brio Gold

Brio Gold is a new Canadian mining company with significant gold producing, development and exploration stage properties in Brazil. Brio Gold's portfolio includes three operating mines and a gold project, which is a fully-permitted, fully-constructed mine that is currently on care and maintenance and is expected to be re-started in 2018. Brio Gold produced 189,662 ounces of gold in 2016 and at full run-rate expects annual production to be approximately 400,000 ounces of gold.

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