Aurvista Gold Appoints Matthew Hornor as the Corporation's New President and CEO

Maple Gold Mines Ltd.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Aurvista Gold Corporation's ("Aurvista" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AVA)(OTCQB:ARVSF)(FRANKFURT:AV2) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Matthew Hornor as the Company's President and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Hornor is an executive leader with a proven track record in the legal, financial and business development arenas. He has extensive expertise in structuring and negotiating complex strategic partnerships and raising capital having worked within the Ivanhoe group of companies for over ten years.