2016 NEWS

Golden Valley Mines Proposes Issuing Shares in Settlement of Debt and Grants Stock Options

October 3, 2016

Val-d’Or, Québec – October 3, 2016 – Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (“Golden Valley” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:GZZ) announces that, subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and with the intent of preserving its cash resources for operations, it proposes issuing approximately 148,603 common shares at a deemed per share price of $0.35 in settlement of an aggregate of $52,011.05 in accrued director fees covering the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Shares proposed to be issued by Golden Valley in settlement of the debt will be issued at a deemed per share price of $0.35 in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange and will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.

Golden Valley also announces that its Board of Directors has granted incentive stock options to its directors, officers, employees and consultants entitling the purchase of an aggregate 9,305,934 common shares of Golden Valley at a per share price of $0.35 until September 30, 2026.

About Golden Valley Mines Ltd.

Golden Valley Mines Ltd. typically tests grassroots properties while owning a 100% interest therein and then seeks partners to continue exploration funding. This allows Golden Valley to carry on its early-stage exploration programs and systematic exploration efforts at other majority-owned grassroots projects. Golden Valley Mines Ltd. (together with its various subsidiaries) holds multiple property interests in gold, base-metal and energy mineral projects in Canada (Québec, Ontario and Saskatchewan).

For additional information, please contact:

Glenn J. Mullan
Chairman, President, and CEO
Golden Valley Mines Ltd.
152, chemin de la Mine École
Val-d’Or, Québec J9P 7B6
Telephone: 819.824.2808 ext. 204
Email: glenn.mullan@goldenvalleymines.com

Forward Looking Statements:

This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or realities may differ materially from those in forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company’s management on the date the statements are made.  Except as required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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 news release.

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