New Placer Dome Gold Corp. Names Alan Hitchborn, Former Senior and Chief Geologist at Placer Dome To Advisory Board As Senior Technical Advisor

Vancouver, British Columbia – June 25, 2020: New Placer Dome Gold Corp. (“New Placer Dome” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: NGLD, FSE: BM5) announces Alan Hitchborn, P.Geo has joined the Company’s advisory board as senior technical advisor. The Company granted Mr. Hitchborn 200,000 incentive stock options at a price of $0.40 per common share for a period of five (5) years. 

Maximilian Sali, CEO of New Placer Dome comments “We are excited to have Alan join the Company’s advisory board as our senior technical advisor. He has worked for several major companies including being a senior geologist for Placer Dome and the chief geologist at the Bald Mountain mine when it was previously owned by Placer Dome. He is a seasoned veteran in the space and has been on site at the Kinsley Mountain gold project and the Bolo project in the past.”

Mr. Hitchborn is an experienced exploration-mining geologist with nearly 40 years of practice in mineral exploration and mine operations throughout the world. Mr. Hitchborn and his team have managed 700,000 meters of combined reverse circulation and core drilling. He has a proven track record in developing and expanding reserves with minimal costs.  He has led exploration teams and campaigns for mining companies such as Amselco, Placer Dome, Aura Minerals, Corex Gold, and Kimber Resources.  His teams have two gold-silver discoveries to their credit. His most recent position was with Frontera Mining as the Vice President, Geology and Exploration. He holds Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Nevada – Reno. Mr. Hitchborn is a registered professional geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.

About New Placer Dome Gold Corp.

New Placer Dome Gold Corp. is a gold exploration company focused on acquiring and advancing gold projects in Nevada. New Placer Dome’s flagship Kinsley Mountain Gold Project, located 90 km south of the Long Canyon Mine (currently in production under the Newmont/Barrick Joint Venture), hosts Carlin-style gold mineralization, previous run of mine heap leach production, and NI 43-101 indicated resources containing 418,000 ounces of gold grading 2.63 g/t Au (4.95 million tonnes) and inferred resources containing 117,000 ounces of gold averaging 1.51 g/t Au (2.44 million tonnes)[1]. The Bolo Project, located 90 km northeast of Tonopah, Nevada, is another core asset, similarly hosting Carlin-style gold mineralization. New Placer Dome also holds an option to acquire 100% of the Troy Canyon Project, located 120 km south of Ely, Nevada. New Placer Dome is run by a strong management and technical team consisting of capital market and mining professionals with the goal of maximizing value for shareholders through new mineral discoveries, committed long-term partnerships, and the advancement of exploration projects in geopolitically favourable jurisdictions. 

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information contained in this news release  has been reviewed and approved by Kristoper J. Raffle, P.Geo. (BC) Principal and Consultant of APEX Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton, AB, a Director of New Placer Dome Corp., and a “Qualified Person” as defined in National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.  Mr. Raffle verified the data disclosed which includes a review of the analytical and test data underlying the information and opinions contained therein.


[1]Technical Report and updated estimate of mineral resources on the Kinsley Project, Elko County, Nevada, U.S.A., effective January 15, 2020 and prepared by Michael M. Gustin, Ph.D., CPG, Moira Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo. and Gary L. Simmons, MMSA under New Placer Dome Gold Corp.’s Issuer Profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

/s/ “Max Sali”

Max Sali, Chief Executive Officer

Contact Information:

Max Sali, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Tel: (604) 620-8406
Email: info@newplacerdome.com

Karl Mansour, Paradox IR
Tel: (514) 341-0408
Email: karlmansour@paradox-pr.ca

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Forward Looking Information

This news release contains “forward‐looking information or statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, which may include, without limitation, statements that address the technical, financial and business prospects of the Company, its projects and other matters. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that the Company expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the price of gold and other metals, the ability to achieve its goals, that general business and economic conditions will not change in a material adverse manner, that financing will be available if and when needed and on reasonable terms. Such forward-looking information reflects the Company’s views with respect to future events and is subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions, the impact of Covid-19 or other viruses and diseases on the Company’s ability to operate, adverse weather conditions, failure to maintain all necessary government permits, approvals and authorizations, increase in costs, litigation, and failure of counterparties to perform their contractual obligations. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or events and, accordingly are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty of such statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable securities legislation.


[1] Technical Report and updated estimate of mineral resources on the Kinsley Project, Elko County, Nevada, U.S.A., effective January 15, 2020 and prepared by Michael M. Gustin, Ph.D., CPG, Moira Smith, Ph.D., P.Geo. and Gary L. Simmons, MMSA under New Placer Dome Gold Corp.’s Issuer Profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

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