Appointment of New CFO and Corporate Secretary

January 2, 2018


Vancouver, BC – January 2, 2018 Black Dragon Gold Corp. (TSX-V:BDG) ('Black Dragon' or the 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Duffy as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Duffy brings with him more than 20 years of international finance experience in the mining industry, previously with Asian Mineral Resources where he served as CFO for the TSXV-listed nickel mining company. Previously, Mr. Duffy was at Anglo Asian Mining Plc where he served as CFO and Company Secretary of the AIM-listed gold mining company and has held senior finance roles at BHP Billiton’s global operations, where he oversaw the corporate integration of the company’s US$9bn acquisition of Western Mining Corporation, and as Finance Director of BHP Billiton Indonesia, where he was responsible for all aspects of finance and admin, IT, procurement and logistics.

Mr. Duffy replaces Mark Gelmon as CFO and Marion McGrath as Corporate Secretary. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Gelmon and Ms. McGrath for their service to the Company and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

CEO and Managing Director of BDG, Paul Cronin commented “the appointment of Sean Duffy represents a highly-experienced addition to the management team of BDG, providing the company with the depth of skills required to achieve its 2018 objectives. I would also personally like to thank Mark Gelmon and Marion McGrath for their service over the past year, as the company moved through a transitional phase, and is now a much firmer footing following the repayment of the RMB loan”

Signed "Paul Cronin"
Chief Executive Officer
on behalf of the Board of Directors

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About Black Dragon Gold

Black Dragon Gold “BDG” is the 100% owner of the largest undeveloped gold project in Europe, the Salave project. Salave is situated in the North of Spain in the province of Asturias. The Salave project has measured and indicated resources totalling 6.52 million Tonnes grading 4.51 g/t Au containing 944,000 ounces of gold at a 2.0 g/t cutoff grade and gold price of USD$1,100/ounce. For more information on the Salave project, please refer to the technical report, “Amended Technical Report on the Salave Gold Project, Asturias Region, Spain” dated October 7, 2016, as amended January 31, 2017, filed on SEDAR. In addition to the current mineral resource, historical exploration work suggests there is the potential for additional mineralisation within Black Dragon’s landholdings. Douglas Turnbull, P.Geo., a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information disclosed herein.

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.

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