Atlantic Gold Corporation
TSX VENTURE : AGB

Atlantic Gold Corporation

February 22, 2016 08:15 ET

Cat Financial Commits to a $20M Equipment Finance Facility to Fund Mining Fleet for Atlantic Gold's MRC Project

All figures presented in Canadian Dollars, unless specified otherwise

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 22, 2016) - Atlantic Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AGB) ("Atlantic" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has executed a commitment letter and supporting term sheet with Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation ("Cat Financial"), pursuant to which Cat Financial has agreed to underwrite up to $20 million in mining fleet equipment financing to fund the Company's acquisition of Cat® mining equipment to be supplied by Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. (authorized Cat dealer for Nova Scotia), for the Company's Moose River Consolidated Project ("MRC Project") in Nova Scotia (the "Equipment Facility").

The Equipment Facility will be utilized towards the acquisition cost of the primary mining fleet and ancillary equipment (the "Mining Fleet"). Deliveries of the Mining Fleet are expected to commence arriving at site in mid-2016 and be completed in late 2017. The term of the Equipment Facility will be 5 years and will be secured by the Mining Fleet. Title to the Mining Fleet will transfer to the Company at the completion of the Equipment Facility.

Closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur in the coming weeks and is subject to customary conditions including completion of final documentation for this Equipment Facility, as well as the Project Loan Facility between the Company, Cat Financial, and Macquarie Bank Limited (as announced on February 22, 2016), satisfactory completion of conditions precedent and receipt of final internal credit approval.

Steven Dean, Chairman and CEO commented, "Atlantic is pleased to engage in another transaction with Cat Financial in respect of an equipment finance facility that will facilitate the purchase of a first-class mining fleet for our MRC Project. The result of our negotiations and work with Cat Financial is a competitive approach with benefits beyond the contract mining assumptions in our August 2015 feasibility study.

The Company is looking forward to the completion of final documentation to formalize the Equipment Financing in due course."

Further updates will be provided in due course.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Steven Dean, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Important factors that may cause actual results to vary include without limitation, the timing and receipt of certain approvals, changes in commodity and power prices, changes in interest and currency exchange rates, risks inherent in exploration estimates and results, timing and success, inaccurate geological and metallurgical assumptions (including with respect to the size, grade and recoverability of mineral reserves and resources), changes in development or mining plans due to changes in logistical, technical or other factors, unanticipated operational difficulties (including failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate in accordance with specifications, cost escalation, unavailability of materials, equipment and third party contractors, delays in the receipt of government approvals, industrial disturbances or other job action, and unanticipated events related to health, safety and environmental matters), political risk, social unrest, and changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets. In making the forward-looking statements in this press release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, the assumptions that: (1) market fundamentals will result in sustained gold demand and prices; (2) the receipt of any necessary approvals and consents in connection with the development of any properties; (3) the availability of financing on suitable terms for the development, construction and continued operation of any mineral properties; and (4) sustained commodity prices such that any properties put into operation remain economically viable. Information concerning mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates also may be considered forward-looking statements, as such information constitutes a prediction of what mineralization might be found to be present if and when a project is actually developed. Certain of the risks and assumptions are described in more detail in the Company's audited financial statements and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the quarter ended September 30, 2015 on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. The actual results or performance by the Company could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, any forward-looking statements relating to those matters. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of the Company. Except as required by law, we are under no obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update, alter or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

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    CFO and Corporate Secretary
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