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Mr. Sokhie Puar reports

CANDELARIA MINING COMPLETES $9.4 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Candelaria Mining Corp. has concluded a private placement offering for gross proceeds of $9,434,900. A total of $5,534,900 of the private placement has closed, with the balance to close upon completion of standard background checks by the TSX Venture Exchange in connection with two investors that will become insiders. Pursuant to the private placement, a total of 78,099,000 common shares were sold at a price of 10 cents per share.

In addition, the company raised $1,625,000 through the sale of a convertible note. The note will bear interest at 6 per cent annually, paid monthly, and will be convertible into common shares of the company for a period of 18 months at six cents per share for the first 12 months and 10 cents per share for the remainder of the term. The company may prepay the convertible note at any time during the initial 12-month term by paying the holders all remaining interest to maturity in addition to the principal amount.

Finders' fees of $260,216 were paid in connection with the private placement.

The securities issued in connection with the private placement are subject to a four-month hold period expiring on Sept. 7, 2016.

The proceeds from the private placement will be used to finance the Caballo Blanco acquisition from Timmins Gold Corp. and for general working capital.

The company further announces that has made a payment of $2.25-million (U.S.) to Timmins pursuant to an agreement to acquire the Caballo Blanco gold project in Veracruz from Molimentales Del Noroeste SA de CV, a subsidiary of Timmins. Completion of the acquisition is subject to final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and payment of an additional $6.5-million (U.S.) to Timmins as described in the company's news release dated May 12, 2016.