Chieftain Metals Corp.
TSX VENTURE : CFB

Chieftain Metals Corp.

June 23, 2016 12:01 ET

Chieftain Metals Approved the Issue of Replacement Options to Directors and Management

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - Chieftain Metals Corp. ("Chieftain" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:CFB) announces that, subject to final TSX and shareholder approvals, the Board of Directors passed a resolution to issue 1,762,574 replacement options to purchase common shares of the Corporation to directors and management at C$0.15. The replacement options will vest over the next 2 years and expire in June 2026, according to Chieftain's Stock Option Plan. From the above total amount, 1,462,574 would be immediately issued upon such final approvals, while the issuance of the remaining options would be conditional on the increase of Chieftain's outstanding shares from 16,751,875 to 19,751,875 in the event that certain fees owed to West Face Capital Inc. are paid by the issuance of 3 million common shares of the Corporation (see May 18, 2016 press release).

All existing options held by recipients of replacement options will be cancelled.

About Chieftain

Chieftain Metals Corp. is a public company, whose principal business is the development of its permitted and construction ready Tulsequah Chief VMS deposit, located in north-western British Columbia, Canada. In 2014, Chieftain concluded a bankable feasibility study confirming the high grades and low production cost of the metals (gold, silver, copper, zinc and lead) contained in the deposit, as well as an after-tax NPV8% of C$146 million (see entire feasibility report at www.sedar.com under the Corporation's profile). Currently, the Corporation is conducting a strategic review process and has appointed Endeavour Financial Limited (Cayman), a mining finance advisory firm, to assist the Corporation with this process.

Total shares outstanding: 16,751,875

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