2020 NEWS

Golden Valley Mines Acquires Shares of Val-d’Or Mining

Val-d’Or, Québec – June 19, 2020 – Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (“Golden Valley” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:GZZ) has acquired ownership of 4,166,667 common shares in the capital of Val-d’Or Mining Corporation (the “Val-d’Or Mining”), which were issued by Val-d’Or Mining from its treasury at a deemed per share price of $0.15 for a total deemed value of $625,000.05 as partial consideration for a grant by Golden Valley of an option to Val-d’Or Mining to acquire certain mineral property interests in accordance with the terms of an Amended and Restated Mining Option Agreement between Val-d’Or Mining and Golden Valley dated November 28, 2019 (the “Mining Option Agreement”), which increased Golden Valley’s security holding percentage by approximately 4.94%.

Immediately before the transaction that triggered the requirement to issue this release, Golden Valley owned 17,354,110 common shares of Val-d’Or Mining representing approximately 33.35% of Val-d’Or Mining’s then issued and outstanding common shares. 

Immediately after the transaction that triggered the requirement to issue this release, Golden Valley owns 21,520,777 common shares of Val-d’Or Mining representing approximately 38.29% of Val-d’Or Mining’s issued and outstanding common shares.

Golden Valley will evaluate the investment in Val-d’Or Mining and may increase or decrease the investment by future acquisitions or dispositions of securities of Val-d’Or Mining at its discretion, as circumstances warrant.  As of the date of this release and except as otherwise disclosed in this release, Golden Valley has no immediate future intention to acquire additional securities of Val-d’Or Mining or dispose of securities of Val-d’Or Mining that it owns.

In accordance with the terms of the Mining Option Agreement between Val-d’Or Mining and Golden Valley dated November 28, 2019, Val-d’Or Mining has agreed to issue to Golden Valley a further 4,166,667 common shares on or before December 31, 2020.

About Golden Valley Mines Ltd.:  Golden Valley Mines is focused on project generation and continues to evaluate opportunities to enhance its mining exploration property portfolio. The Company is able to grow its current assets by way of partner-funded option/joint ventures and through its shareholdings in related entities.
For additional information please contact:

Glenn J. Mullan
Chairman, President, and CEO
Golden Valley Mines Ltd.
152, chemin de la Mine École
Val-d’Or, Québec J9P 7B6
Telephone: 819.824.2808 ext. 204
Email: glenn.mullan@goldenvalleymines.com

Forward Looking Statements:

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THIS PRESS RELEASE, REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE CANADIAN LAWS, IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWS SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN IN THE UNITED STATES. THESE SECURITIES HAVE NOT BEEN, AND WILL NOT BE, REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS, AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS UNLESS REGISTERED OR EXEMPT THEREFROM.

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