Ascot Reports on the Passing of Founder, John Toffan

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ascot Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: AOT, OTCQX: AOTVF) (“Ascot” or the “Company”) announces with great sadness the recent passing of John Toffan. John was the founder of Ascot Resources and for twenty-nine years its President and Chief Executive Officer. John had a long and prolific career in the Golden Triangle region of BC, being involved in some of the area’s major discoveries. He was pivotal to the financing and running of Delaware Resources which eventually became the Snip Mine and he was President of Stikine Resources when it discovered the Eskay Creek mine. John acquired an option on the Premier property for Ascot in 2009 and in the following years significantly increased the known resources on the property before passing the reins on to current management in late 2017. In addition to his considerable achievements in the Golden Triangle, John had a very successful career in horse racing where he co-owned Grade 1 winners that included Bien Bien, Came Home and Free House.

The Company also announces that it has issued an aggregate of 726,111 number of shares using the volume weighted average trading price of CAD$0.6986 (June 28, 2019) to Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector), LP (“Sprott”) and Resource Income Partners Limited Partnership (“RIPLP”), in satisfaction of interest payment obligations equal to an aggregate of CAD$507,261 in accordance with the terms of convertible debentures issued by the Company in favour of Sprott and RIPLP.

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“Derek C. White”, President and CEO

For further information, please contact:  
Ascot Resources Ltd.  
Kristina Howe  
VP, Investor Relations  
Tel: 778-725-1060 ext. 1019  
Email: [email protected]  

About Ascot Resources Ltd. 
Ascot is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on re-starting the past producing historic Premier gold mine, located in British Columbia’s Golden Triangle. The Company continues to define high-grade resources for underground mining with the near-term goal of converting the underground resources into reserves, while continuing to explore nearby targets on its Premier/Dilworth and Silver Coin properties (collectively referred to as the Premier project). Ascot’s acquisition of IDM Mining added the high-grade gold and silver Red Mountain project to its portfolio and positions the Company as a leading consolidator of high-quality assets in the Golden Triangle.

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