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MacDonald Mines Closes Third Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement

/ -- TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2017) - MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BMK) ("MacDonald Mines", or the "Company"), announces that it has closed a third tranche of its private placement offering (the "Offering") originally announced on December 19, 2016, pursuant to which it has issued 5,050,000 non flow-through units of the Company (see below) for gross proceeds of $303,000. Total gross proceeds received to date from the Offering amount to $818,580.

Pursuant to the Offering, the Company may issue up to a total of 12,125,000 "flow-through" units of the Company (the "FT Units") at a price of $0.07 per FT Unit and up to 8,333,333 non-flow-through units of the Company (the "Non-FT Units") at a price of $0.06 per Non-FT Unit. To date, the company has issued 7,365,429 FT Units on December 29 and 30, 2016 and 5,050,000 Non-FT Units on January 20, 2017. Each FT Unit is comprised of one Class A common share in the capital of the Company (each, a "Common Share") issued on a "flow-through" basis within the meaning of such term in the Income Tax Act (Canada), and one whole non-flow through Class A common share purchase warrant (each, a "Warrant"), with each such Warrant being exercisable to acquire one non-flow-through Class A common share at a price of $0.10 for a period of 36 months following the closing date of the Offering. Please note that the Company has determined to include a whole warrant in the FT Unit rather than a half warrant as disclosed in the December 19, 2016 press release. Each Non-FT Unit is comprised of one Class A common share of the Company (issued on a non-"flow-through" basis) and one Warrant.

In connection with the closing of the third tranche of the Offering, the Company has paid finders fees equal to 9% of the gross proceeds raised by the Company to investors introduced to the Company by such finders, or approximately $27,270 and has issued compensation options (the "Compensation Options") equal to 9% of the number of units sold, or 454,500 Compensation Options. The Compensation Options will be exercisable to acquire one Non-FT share for a period of five years from the date of issuance thereof at a price of 0.06 per unit.. All securities sold or issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance thereof.

The Company may close additional tranches of the Offering. However, there can be no assurances that there will be any additional closings. The Offering is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSX-V").

About MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Previously focused on Copper and Zinc (VMS), and Nickel exploration in the Ring of Fire area of the James Bay Lowlands of Northern Ontario, the Company has recently entered an option and joint venture agreement with Noble Mineral Exploration Inc. to advance exploration on Noble's Wawa-Holdsworth Gold and Silver Project in Ontario, Canada and has acquired the Charlevoix Silica Property in Quebec, Canada.

The Company's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BMK".

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MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.
Quentin Yarie
President & CEO
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MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd.
Mia Boiridy
Investor Relations
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