Abacus receives final acceptance for $1,495,000 non-brokered private placement

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation (“Abacus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AME) announces that the TSX Venture Exchange has accepted for filing documentation with respect to the non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) announced on March 10, 2021, of 11,500,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $0.13 per Unit for total gross proceeds of $1,495,000. Closing of the Private Placement was previously announced on April 14, 2021.

Each Unit consists of one common share of the Company (a “Share”) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”), with each full Warrant exercisable to purchase one Share at a price of $0.20 per Share until April 14, 2023. The Company paid a total of $17,476 in cash commissions and issued a total of 67,214 Warrants to certain arm’s length finders in connection with the Private Placement.   All securities issued in connection with the Private Placement are subject to a statutory four month hold period expiring August 15, 2021.

The Private Placement was offered to existing shareholders of Abacus who were permitted to subscribe pursuant to British Columbia Instrument 45-534 – Exemption from Prospectus Requirements for Certain Trades to Existing Security Holders, as well as under other available prospectus exemptions.

Proceeds from the Private Placement will be applied towards the Company’s exploration programs and well as for general working capital.

The Company holds options and leases on the Willow and adjacent Nev-Lorraine copper-molybdenum properties in Nevada, and a carried interest in the advanced Ajax copper-gold development project in B.C. Further details of all of the Company’s properties may be found on the Company website.

On behalf of the Board,


Paul G. Anderson
President and CEO

About Abacus

Abacus is a mineral exploration and mine development company currently focused on its optioned Willow copper-gold property located near Yerington, Nevada in which it can acquire up to a 75% ownership interest, and the contiguous Nev-Lorraine claims subject to a ten-year lease agreement. The Company also holds a 20% ownership interest, together with KGHM Polska Meidz S.A. (80%), in the proposed copper-gold Ajax Mine located southwest of Kamloops, B.C., which has recently undergone a joint provincial and federal environmental assessment process. On December 14, 2017, a decision was made by the B.C. Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum resources to decline to issue an environmental assessment certificate for the Project. For the latest reports and information on Abacus’ projects, please refer to the Company’s website at www.amemining.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This release includes certain statements that are deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Abacus expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Forward looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to future outlook and anticipated events, such as receipt of final TSXV acceptance in respect of the Private Placement or the anticipated use of proceeds of the Private Placement by the Company. 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. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include changes to commodity prices, mine and metallurgical recovery, operating and capital costs, foreign exchange rates, ability to obtain required permits on a timely basis, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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