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African Gold Group Closes Previously Announced Private Placement at $2.9 Million

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TORONTO, June 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- African Gold Group, Inc. (AGG.V) (“AGG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of approximately $2.9 million (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued 13,999,191 units (each, a “Unit”) at a price of $0.21 per Unit.  Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (each, a “Common Share”) and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”), entitling the holder to acquire one additional regular common share at an exercise price of $0.30 for a period of 24 months from issuance.

In connection with the Offering, the Company has paid aggregate finder’s fees of $34,883.10 in cash and 166,110 finder’s warrants (“Finder’s Warrants”) to certain finders.  Each Finder Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Share at a price of $0.21 for a period of 24 months from the date of the closing of the Offering.

Certain directors of the Company purchased or acquired direction and control over a total of 4,761,905 Units under the private placement.  The placement to those persons constitutes a “related party transaction” within the meaning of TSX Venture Exchange Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61101 Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61101”) adopted in the Policy.  The Company has relied on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61‑101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1)(a) of MI 61‑101 in respect of related party participation in the placement as neither the fair market value (as determined under MI 61-101) of the subject matter of, nor the fair market value of the consideration for, the transaction, insofar as it involved the related parties, exceeded 25% of the Company’s market capitalization (as determined under MI 61-101).  Further details will be included in a material change report to be filed by the Company.  The material change report will not be filed more than 21 days prior to closing of the placement due to the timing of the announcement of the private placement and closing of the Offering.

All securities issued under this Offering are subject to a statutory hold period ending four months and one day from the closing date of the Offering.

The securities offered under the Offering have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any State in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

About African Gold Group

African Gold Group is a Canadian listed exploration and development company on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX V:AGG) with its focus on developing a gold platform in West Africa. Its principal asset is the Kobada Project in Mali.

For more information:

Stan Bharti
Interim Chief Executive Officer
(416) 861 2267

Cautionary statements

This press release contains “forward‑looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward‑looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding, the intended use of proceeds and other matters relating to the Offering. Generally, forward‑looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”.  Forward‑looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of AGG to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward‑looking information, including but not limited to: receipt of necessary approvals; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; future prices of mineral prices; accidents, labour disputes and shortages and other risks of the mining industry. Although AGG has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward‑looking information. AGG does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States.  The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

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