Benton and Metals Creek Option New Gold Discovery in Staghorn Property Area, Central Newfoundland

Benton Resources Inc.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 12, 2017) - Benton Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BEX) ("Benton") and Metals Creek Resources Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MEK) ("Metals Creek") are pleased to announce that they have jointly executed a letter of intent (the "Agreement") with a Newfoundland prospector (the "Vendor") pursuant to which Metals Creek and Benton have been granted the option to acquire a 100% interest (50% each) in 22 claim units (the "Property") located in the Victoria Lake area, Central Newfoundland.