Fortune Minerals closes $5M private placement

News Release


RFP issued by Northwest Territories Government for Tlicho All-Season Road


LONDON, ONTARIO, Fortune Minerals Limited (TSX: FT) (OTCQX: FTMDF) (“Fortune” or the “Company”) ( announces that, further to its press release dated November 29, 2017, it has closed the previously announced $5,000,000 non-brokered private placement of units of securities of the Company (“Units”) pursuant to which 29,411,766 Units were issued.

Fortune is also pleased to report that the Government of the Northwest Territories (“GNWT”) recently issued its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for the construction of the Tlicho All-Season Road (“TASR”) to the community of Whati. Three international consortiums were previously short-listed to finance, construct and operate the road pursuant to a private-public partnership (“P3”). The TASR is in the late stages of an environmental assessment (“EA”) by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board and is expected to be completed during the first half of 2018. The RFP has been released in alignment with the environmental regulatory schedule to provide the time required for the short-listed proponents to prepare their proposals. Fortune has already received EA approval to construct a spur road from Whati to the NICO mine site as part of its proposed development. Subject to receipt of project financing and other approvals, Fortune plans to construct the NICO mine and concentrator using the existing winter ice road for access. The all-season road is required for mine operations to allow metal concentrates to be transported south to a refinery Fortune plans to construct in Saskatchewan for downstream processing. The NICO development asset will be a primary producer of cobalt sulphate for the rapidly expanding lithium-ion battery industry with supply chain transparency and custody control of product from a Canadian vertically integrated source. The byproducts that will be produced include gold doré, bismuth ingots and oxide, and copper cement.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities will not be and have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from the registration requirements.

About Fortune Minerals

Fortune is a Canadian mining company focused on developing the vertically integrated NICO cobalt-gold-bismuth-copper project in the Northwest Territories and a related refinery the Company plans to construct in Saskatchewan. Fortune also owns the Sue-Dianne copper-silver-gold deposit located 25 km north of NICO and a potential future source of incremental mill feed to potentially extend the life of the NICO mill.

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Troy Nazarewicz
Investor Relations Manager
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