Lion One Metals Limited
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Lion One Metals Limited

May 15, 2013 09:30 ET

Lion One Reports 6.43 m at 12.74 g/t Au and 13.83 m at 7.07 g/t Au From Tuvatu Gold Project, Fiji

Follow-up Drilling Extends New Zone of Mineralization at Tuvatu West

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 15, 2013) - Lion One Metals Limited (TSX VENTURE:LIO)(OTCQX:LOMLF)(FRANKFURT:FY1) ("Lion One" or the "Company") is pleased to announce further results from its diamond drilling program at the Tuvatu Gold Project in Fiji (see Figure 1). The latest holes were drilled at 40 m centers and have confirmed the grade, widths, and continuity of the mineralized extensions west of the Tuvatu Resource Area. Significant results include:

Hole ID Interval
(m)
Grade
(g/t Au)
From
(m depth)
TUDDH 342 1.56 5.74 19.00
TUDDH 355 1.87 2.98 45.97
TUDDH 358 2.82 3.55 69.43
TUDDH-362 1.81 2.07 83.00
TUDDH-362 1.3 8.84 87.40
TUDDH-359 2.74 6.99 85.56
TUDDH-359 2.44 4.22 93.24
TUDDH-359 3.11 14.31 130.69
TUDDH-365 13.81 7.07 155.05
including 7.45 4.88 155.05
and 4.31 14.95 164.55
TUDDH-364 6.43 12.74 202.93
including 4.39 18.34 202.93

Gold mineralization in this new zone (Tuvatu West) is hosted in east-west oriented vein structures that cross cut the main Tuvatu Resource and extend along strike over 1 km to the west. Mineralization in the Tuvatu Resource Area has been drill tested to depths of 300m, and remains open at depth and along strike. To view a version of the news release with maps please visit the Company website at http://www.liononemetals.com/i/pdf/news/2013-05-15_NR.pdf.

"The most recent drill hole spacings were reduced from 80 meters to 40 meters to infill Tuvatu West with further drilling planned to extend the zone a further 250 m west. These latest results confirm the grades, widths, and continuity of the Tuvatu West mineralized zone and provide further evidence of upside resource potential for Tuvatu," said Lion One Chairman Walter Berukoff. "These mineralized structures are laterally extensive and confirm the widespread mineralization within the area."

The Company is continuing the drilling in the area with the intention to undertake a new resource estimation upon receipt of all geochemical results from the program. Geological mapping and surface sampling is ongoing within the Tuvatu West area to ensure a clear understanding of the controls and nature of mineralization throughout the target zone. The company also wishes to report that it has filed a surface lease application with the i-Taukei Land Trust Board, and is preparing to file its Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") and related documentation that will accompany a mining lease application for Tuvatu with the Mineral Resources Department of Fiji.

Table 1: Drill Hole Collar Coordinates

Co-ordinates
Drill Hole Dip Azimuth E N Depth
TUDDH 342 60 360 1876180 3920650 270.4
TUDDH 351 60 360 1876260 3920780 102
TUDDH 355 65 360 1876220 3920780 132
TUDDH 358 65 360 1876220 3920697 222
TUDDH 359 65 360 1876220 3920740 183
TUDDH 362 65 360 1876300 3920780 132
TUDDH 364 70 360 1876229 3920661 342
TUDDH 365 65 360 1876300 3920700 267

Table 2: Diamond Drill Hole Results

Interval Depth
Drill
Hole ID
From
(m)
To
(m)
Interval
(m)
True
Width (m)
Intersection
Grade (g/t)
Lode
TUDDH 342 19.00 20.56 1.56 1.10 5.74 Murau 3
187.66 189.37 1.71 1.21 2.74 Murau 2
203.28 205.26 1.98 1.40 7.20 Murau 1
TUDDH 351 34.25 34.53 0.28 0.21 2.34 Murau 1
36.78 38.11 1.33 1.02 3.17 Murau 1
39.50 39.75 0.25 0.19 3.24 Murau 1
42.23 42.48 0.25 0.19 3.30 Mura 1 Footwall
49.23 51.00 1.77 1.46 0.86 Snake Hanging Wall
56.64 57.07 0.43 0.35 1.60 Snake Hanging Wall
76.62 78.16 1.54 1.27 1.35 Snake
81.00 81.66 0.66 0.54 1.64 Snake
91.05 91.55 0.50 0.42 0.96 Nasivi
93.00 94.57 1.57 1.29 3.13 Nasivi
TUDDH 355 26.75 27.33 0.58 0.43 0.80 Murau 1 Hanging Wall
31.63 32.00 0.37 0.28 8.96 Murau 1
39.34 39.75 0.41 0.30 6.79 Murau 1 Footwall Wall
45.97 47.84 1.87 1.49 2.98 Snake
48.84 49.11 0.27 0.22 23.00 Snake
53.92 55.47 1.55 1.24 1.31 Snake
61.67 62.41 0.74 0.59 0.62 Snake Footwall
69.39 69.74 0.35 0.28 1.88 Snake Footwall
72.17 72.42 0.25 0.20 6.35 Snake Footwall
125.79 127.24 1.45 1.14 0.97 Snake Footwall 2
TUDDH 358 69.43 72.25 2.82 2.13 3.55 Murau 2
133.06 133.34 0.28 0.22 22.80 Snake Hanging Wall
140.05 140.29 0.24 0.19 2.03 Snake Hanging Wall
141.04 144.21 3.17 2.50 5.82 Snake
163.65 164.18 0.53 0.42 3.23 Snake Footwall
191.50 192.40 0.90 0.70 0.71 Snake Footwall
198.85 199.57 0.72 0.56 0.50 Snake Footwall
TUDDH 359 42.70 42.96 0.26 0.20 3.31 Murau 1 Hanging Wall
56.15 58.33 2.18 1.65 1.35 Murau 1
59.86 60.12 0.26 0.20 7.76 Murau 1 Footwall
85.56 88.30 2.74 2.20 6.99 Snake Hanging Wall
93.24 95.68 2.44 1.96 4.22 Snake
100.29 100.71 0.42 0.34 1.93 Snake Footwall
130.69 133.80 3.11 2.50 14.31 Snake Footwall 1
TUDDH 359 135.56 136.56 1.00 0.79 2.64 Snake Footwall 1
150.32 150.63 0.31 0.24 1.05 Snake Footwall 2
152.38 152.70 0.32 0.25 2.88 Snake Footwall 2
156.96 158.23 1.27 1.00 1.68 Snake Footwall 2
175.15 176.15 1.00 0.79 0.82 Nasivi
TUDDH 362 20.95 21.26 0.31 0.23 1.48 Murau Flat
25.83 26.40 0.57 0.43 0.69 Murau Flat
74.10 74.35 0.25 0.20 1.78 Snake Hanging Wall
78.15 78.40 0.25 0.20 1.08 Snake Hanging Wall
79.54 79.88 0.34 0.27 1.67 Snake Hanging Wall
83.00 84.81 1.81 1.43 2.07 Snake
87.40 88.70 1.30 1.02 8.84 Snake
TUDDH 364 202.93 209.36 6.43 5.52 12.74 Snake
including 202.93 207.32 4.39 3.77 18.34 Snake
213.98 217.44 3.46 3.00 7.63 Snake
219.00 220.38 1.38 1.18 1.68 Snake Footwall
223.79 224.75 0.96 0.82 0.86 Snake Footwall
229.30 229.80 0.50 0.43 3.06 Snake Footwall
315.17 317.41 2.24 1.83 1.64 Snake Footwall
TUDDH 365 155.05 168.86 13.81 9.93 7.08 Murau 1
including 155.05 162.50 7.45 5.36 4.88
and 164.55 168.86 4.31 3.10 14.95
177.50 180.10 2.60 1.84 2.28
183.94 184.94 1.00 0.70 0.58
187.77 188.17 0.40 0.28 1.12
190.64 192.10 1.46 1.03 2.06

About the Tuvatu Gold Project

The Tuvatu Gold Project is located in Fiji, on the margins of the Navilawa Caldera, along the Viti Levu Lineament; a mineral belt hosting Fiji's known gold deposits. The Navilawa Caldera is a volcanic intrusive complex with a geological setting bearing many similarities with the adjacent Tavua Caldera, which hosts Fiji's largest gold deposit and oldest operating gold mine at Vatukoula. Vatukoula has produced over 7 million oz. gold to date, with 4.2 million oz. current resources and 700,000 oz. reserves (2013). The Fijian Islands themselves are situated along the Pacific Islands Arc, the host of a number of major deposits that include the Lihir, Porgera, Ok Tedi, and Wafi-Golpu gold deposits in PNG.

Gold mineralization at Tuvatu is evident in two deposit styles relating to hydrothermal activity; low-sulphidation epithermal gold-silver, and porphyry-style copper-gold. The Tuvatu Gold Project currently contains an indicated mineral resource of 172,000 oz. Au (760,000 tonnes at 7.05 g/t Au) and an inferred mineral resource of 480,000 oz. Au (2,618,000 tonnes at 5.71 g/t Au). (See Technical Report and Resource Estimate on the Tuvatu Gold Property, Viti Levu, Fiji dated December 15, 2010).

Technical Information and Qualified Persons

The assay analyses performed during Lion One's drilling programs are subject to a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) program. Diamond drill core was logged and sampled on site at Tuvatu by Company staff with samples delivered by the Company to the facilities of Australian Laboratory Services (ALS) Pty. Ltd., an independent accredited analytical laboratory. Samples are first prepared and crushed at the ALS facility in Suva, Fiji, before being shipped to Brisbane, Australia for assay analysis. Samples are subjected to fire assay with atomic absorption finish for gold and 33 elements, four acids, and Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICP-AES). Standard reference materials, blanks, and field duplicates samples are inserted prior to shipment from site to monitor the quality control of the data. Samples with higher grade gold (greater than 3 grams per tonne) are reassayed using a gravimetric and/or pulps and metallic procedure. The Company's exploration team planned and executed the 2013 drilling program under the supervision of Lion One's Tuvatu Project Manager, Mr. David Pals. The content of this news release has been reviewed by Mr. Darcy Krohman, P.Geo, a Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Hamish Greig, Director, Vice President

Lion One Metals Limited

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