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Galiano Gold Announces Annual General and Special Meeting Voting Results

VANCOUVER, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Galiano Gold Inc. ("Galiano" or the "Company") (TSX, NYSE American: AKG) (formerly Asanko Gold Inc.) announced that all the resolutions put to shareholders at the Company's Annual General and Special Meeting (the "Meeting") held on April 30, 2020 were duly passed. The results for each of the matters voted upon at the Meeting are set out below:

Number of Directors

The number of directors of the Company was set at seven (7), with 150,776,256 votes FOR and 204,146 votes AGAINST.

Election of Directors

The seven nominees listed in the Company's Management Information Circular dated March 17, 2020, were elected at the Meeting as directors of Galiano.

Director Name

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Withheld

% Votes Withheld

Greg McCunn

150,696,539

99.81%

283,863

0.19%

Marcel de Groot

126,015,530

83.46%

24,964,872

16.54%

Gordon Fretwell

126,041,376

83.48%

24,939,026

16.52%

Shawn Wallace

126,021,365

83.47%

24,959,037

16.53%

Michael Price

150,719,457

99.83%

260,945

0.17%

Judith Mosely

150,699,653

99.81%

280,749

0.19%

Paul N. Wright

150,604,657

99.75%

375,745

0.25%

 

Appointment of Auditors – KPMG LLP

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Withheld

% Votes Withheld

169,770,060

99.81%

326,543

0.19%

 

Approval of Amendments to Share Option Plan

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

149,273,283

98.87%

1,707,119

1.13%

 

Renewal of Share Option Plan

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

149,208,588

98.83%

1,771,814

1.17%

 

Approval of Share Unit Plan

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

121,437,203

80.43%

29,543,199

19.57%

 

Approval of Name Change to Galiano Gold Inc.

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

150,448,546

99.65%

531,856

0.35%

 

Approval to Remove Preferred Shares

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

150,584,271

99.74%

396,131

0.26%

 

Adoption of New Articles

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

149,647,242

99.12%

1,333,160

0.88%

 

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

Votes For

% Votes For

Votes Against

% Votes Against

149,361,026

98.93%

1,619,376

1.07%

 

A report on all matters voted on at the meeting has been filed on SEDAR.

Galiano Gold Inc.
Following the approval at the Meeting to change the name of the Company from Asanko Gold Inc. to Galiano Gold Inc., the Company expects to commence trading under the new ticker symbol "GAU" on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange American on May 5, 2020 at the market open.

About Galiano Gold Inc.
Galiano is focused on creating a sustainable business capable of long-term value creation for its stakeholders through organic production growth, exploration and disciplined deployment of its financial resources. The company currently operates and manages the Asanko Gold Mine, located in Ghana, West Africa which is jointly owned with Gold Fields Ltd.  The Company is strongly committed to the highest standards for environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighbouring communities. For more information, please visit www.asanko.com.

Neither Toronto Stock Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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