Continental Gold Announces Serious Incident at an Illegal Mine

Continental Gold Ltd.

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 29, 2017) - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL) (OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is extremely saddened to announce that six security contractors ("Contractors") providing services to the Company perished from apparent asphyxiation during an incident in an illegal mine located away from the Company's current operations at the Buriticá Project in Antioquia, Colombia. The Company is working with government agencies to provide full support to the families of the victims and will continue to cooperate with the government to intensify efforts to ensure security and legality in the region.