Headwater Gold Announces Management Update


Headwater Gold Inc.

Vancouver, British Columbia - TheNewswire - September 1, 2023: Headwater Gold Inc. (CSE:HWG) (OTC:HWAUF) (the "Company" or "Headwater") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Philip Yee, MBA, CPA as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Yee is a professional accountant with graduate degrees in business and engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate management, regulatory compliance, accounting, audit and taxation for both private and public companies. Previously, Mr. Yee held executive management roles at Canagold Resources, Endeavour Silver and the Augusta Group. The Company has granted 200,000 incentive stock options (each, an “Option”) to Mr. Yee. Each Option is exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company at a price of $0.32 for a five-year term and will vest in six months after the date of grant. The Options are subject to the acceptance of the Canadian Securities Exchange.

The previous CFO, Ms. Sandra Wong, will continue in her role as Corporate Secretary of the Company while taking on additional CFO and Corporate Secretarial responsibilities within the NewQuest Capital Group, of which Headwater is a part ( www.nqcapitalgroup.com ).

Caleb Stroup, the President and CEO of the Company, states: “Mr. Yee has a proven track record in the mining and exploration industry and we are very pleased to welcome him into the Headwater organization. Our business and exploration activities have scaled up significantly in the past year and Philip’s experience and knowledge will be highly valuable in continuing this growth.  Headwater would like to thank Ms. Wong, who previously served as CFO, for her exceptional contributions to our success to date.  I very much look forward to continuing working with Sandra in her ongoing role with the Company.”

About Headwater Gold:

Headwater Gold Inc. (CSE: HWG, OTCQB: HWAUF) is a technically-driven mineral exploration company focused on the exploration and discovery of high-grade precious metal deposits in the Western USA.  Headwater is aggressively exploring one of the most well-endowed and mining-friendly jurisdictions in the world with a goal of making world-class precious metal discoveries.  Headwater has a large portfolio of epithermal vein exploration projects and a technical team comprised of experienced geologists with diverse capital markets, junior company and major mining company experience.  The Company is systematically drill testing several projects in Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon and in August 2022 and May 2023 announced significant transactions with Newcrest Mining Limited where Newcrest acquired a 9.9% strategic equity interest in the Company and entered into several earn-in agreements on Headwater’s projects.

For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.headwatergold.com .

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Caleb Stroup

President and CEO

+1 (775) 409-3197


For further information, please contact:

Brennan Zerb

Investor Relations Manager

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Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein including, without limitation, statements regarding future capital expenditures, exploration activities and the specifications, targets, results, analyses, interpretations, benefits, costs and timing of them, Newcrest’s anticipated funding of the earn-in projects and the timing thereof, and the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Often, but not always, forward looking information can be identified by words such as “pro forma”, “plans”, “expects”, “may”, “should”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “potential” or variations of such words including negative variations thereof, and phrases that refer to certain actions, events or results that may, could, would, might or will occur or be taken or achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, risks related to the anticipated business plans and timing of future activities of the Company, including the Company’s exploration plans and the proposed expenditures for exploration work thereon, the ability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to fund its business activities and plans, the risk that Newcrest will not elect to obtain any additional interest in the earn-in projects in excess of the minimum commitment, the ability of the Company to obtain the required permits, changes in laws, regulations and policies affecting mining operations, the Company’s limited operating history, currency fluctuations, title disputes or claims, environmental issues and liabilities, as well as those factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s prospectus dated May 26, 2021 and other filings of the Company with the Canadian Securities Authorities, copies of which can be found under the Company’s profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com. In addition, on May 14, 2023 Newcrest and Newmont Corporation (“Newmont”) entered into a binding scheme implementation deed in relation to a proposal for Newmont to acquire 100% of the issued shares in Newcrest by way of an Australian scheme of arrangement. If the proposed merger receives shareholder and regulatory approval and is completed within the budget period outlined above, there is no certainty that the new combined entity will commit to the contemplated exploration activities approved by Newcrest.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements, except as otherwise required by law.

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