Cortez Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : CUT

Cortez Gold Corp.

December 15, 2014 10:00 ET

Cortez Completes Construction and Begins Testing of Altiplano Processing Plant

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2014) - Cortez Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CUT) ("Cortez" or the "Company") is pleased to report it has completed construction of its gold and silver processing plant in Matehuala, Mexico (the "Altiplano Plant"), which is owned by the Company's Mexican subsidiary, Altiplano Goldsilver S.A. de C.V.

The Company is currently conducting test runs at the plant, calibrating all equipment and training personnel on every aspect of plant safety and operations. It is anticipated that the dry runs and all testing at the facility will be completed by mid-January, after which the Altiplano Plant will open its doors to the numerous small miners and ore suppliers who have been looking for alternative processing options.

"We have been fortunate in having patient shareholders and investors who understand our vision," said Robert Eadie, President of Cortez Gold. "We are establishing a gold and silver processing plant centrally located in a historic mining district in Mexico that is home to numerous mining operations - all connected by good transportation infrastructure. We are looking forward to an exciting year!"

About Cortez Gold Corp.

Cortez Gold Corporation is a Canadian precious metals production company, incorporated in 2007, headquartered in Vancouver, with operations in Mexico. Cortez is focused on efficient operations, strategic and accretive acquisitions, and financial strength. Cortez offers a low-risk gold processing business model that will generate cash flow, and provide low processing charges and efficient payment schedules to compete with larger scale smelters. Cortez Gold Corp. will grow as a company dedicated to high standards of corporate governance and sustainability. Visit www.cortezgoldcorp.com for more information.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD of Cortez Gold Corp.

Robert Eadie, President

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