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Vancouver, October 17, 2018 – Strongbow Exploration Inc.

(TSX-V: SBW) (“Strongbow” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, in connection with its proposed dual listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, its wholly owned subsidiary, Western United Mines Limited (“WUML”),has entered into a conditional five per cent “synthetic” tin warrant offtake agreement with OMF Fund II H LTD. (“OMFFII”), an affiliate of Orion Mine Finance (the “Offtake Agreement”).

The terms of the Offtake Agreement can be summarised as follows:

  • It  is  conditional  on  the  AIM  listing  and  OMFFII  making  an  equity  investment  of  no  less  than US$3,000,000 in common shares of Strongbow as part of the listing;
  • OMFFII  will  purchase  from  WUML  London  Metal  Exchange  (“LME”)  tin  warrants  representing  tin refined to LME Approved Brands equal to five per cent of the production of tin from the South Crofty Mine; and
  • The Offtake Agreement will cover a 10 year term.

Richard Williams, President and CEO of Strongbow, stated:
“This agreement represents further endorsement of the South Crofty tin project. South Crofty, one of the highest grade tin resources globally, is well placed to deliver “clean tin” to end users seeking to secure supply that is conflict -free, does not exploit child labour, and does not have a negative environmental impact.  It also allows the Company to work towards a n AIM listing before the year end.”

South Crofty is an iconic former producing copper and tin mine located in the towns of Camborne and Pool, Cornwall, UK. The first documented production history from South Crofty dates back to 1592, and it was the last tin mine to close in Cornwall in 1998. Strongbow published a NI 43-101 Mineral Resource Estimate on the project on April 19, 2016 (see Technical Report here), and published a NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment on the project on February 16, 2017 (see Technical Report here).  The  project  received  an  Underground  Permission  (mining  licence)  in  2013,  which  is  valid  until  2071,  and Planning Permission to construct a new process plant in 2011. In October 2017, Strongbow was successful in securing a Water Discharge Permit allowing for the dewatering of the now flooded mine workings. In January 2018, the Company completed the sale of a 1.5per centNet Smelter Returns Royalty to its largest shareholder, Osisko Gold Royalties, for C$7,170,000. These proceeds are being used to construct a water treatment plant.

For additional information please contact:
Irene Dorsman at +1(604)210-8752
or by e-mail at idorsman@strongbowexploration.com
or Sherman Dahl of Pretium Communications at +1 (250)558-8340.

Blytheweigh (Financial PR/IR-London)
Tel: +44 207 138 3204

Tim Blythe  

Camilla Horsfall
“Richard D. Williams”
Richard D. Williams, P.Geo

Neither the 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.
This news release contains “forward looking statements” which are based on management’s best estimates and assumptions at the time the forward-looking statements are made. The completion of the proposed investment by OMF Fund II H LTD. is contingent upon a successful listing on the AIM exchange, where such success is dependent on many factors beyond the control of the Company including, but not limited to, availability of capital to meet the exchange listing requirements, market sentiment, acceptance for admission onto AIM by the relevant regulatory authorities, etc.There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statement. Strongbow undertakes no obligation or responsibility to update forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

By: Pretium Communications of Vernon BC in conjunction with Strongbow Exploration and Stockhouse Media Corp