The Premier property covers more than one hundred square kilometres near the town of Stewart in northwest BC, and includes the old Premier Mine, a past producer of 2.1 MOz Au and 44.9 MOz Ag.

Highlights of Release:

  • In its latest set of results from its expanded 2016 drill program the Company announces hole P16-1205 in the 602 zone area which intersected an uncut average of 261.00 g/t gold over a core length of 1.00 meters within a broader interval grading 20.41 g/t Au over 13.50 meters. The 602 zone has been returning a number of high grade values in 2016 which are expanding the size and increasing the grade of this flat lying target.
  • The 2016 drilling continues to encounter high grade values in previously untested portions of the Northern Lights zone, demonstrating the zone has potential similar to that of the Premier system.
  • New drill highlights include:
Hole #Zone From
Au Cut*
P16-1186Northern Light 253.00289.0036.002.421.46*4.90.13
P16-1187Northern Light 266.34282.7216.384.442.65*13.20.33
P16-1189Lunchroom Zone 82.13118.3036.173.142.47*15.90.95
P16-1196609 & 602 Zone 313.03330.7717.741.
P16-1198Northern Light 236.09280.5044.413.052.91*4.50.18
P16-1199Northern Light 254.29285.3831.090.980.985.40.15
P16-1204602 Zone 301.90332.0030.104.042.69*5.60.20
P16-1205602 Zone 262.00326.0064.005.471.93*7.80.40

True widths are generally believed to be 70-90% of intersected widths in the Premier area.
(*) samples cut to 1opt or 34.29 g/t Au.

This release is the 9th for the season reporting 24 holes P16-1182-1205, previous results were released on June 8th, July 5th, July 21st, August 11th, September 12, October 14, Nov.7, 2016 and Nov.16, 2016. Results will be released as they become available, 19 holes are still pending. Ascot drilled 69,123 meters in 279 holes in 2016. Detailed results table, locations and figures can be viewed at the following Ascot link: www.ascotresources.ca

Graeme Evans, P. Geo and Lawrence Tsang, P. Geo provide the field management for the Premier exploration program. Graeme Evans, designated as the Qualified Person (QP) as defined by National Instrument 43-101 has prepared the technical information in this news release.

Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Analytical work is being carried out by ALS Lab Group. Quality assurance and quality control programs include the use of analytical blanks and standards and duplicates in addition to the labs own internal quality assurance program. All samples were analyzed using multi-digestion with ICP finish and fire assay with AA finish for gold. Samples over 100 ppm silver were reanalyzed using four acid digestion with an ore grade AA finish. Samples over 1,500 ppm silver were fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Samples with over 10 ppm gold were fire assayed with a gravimetric finish. Identified or suspected metallic gold or silver are subjected to “metallics” assays. Also for extreme high gold grades a concentrate analysis is performed with a fire assay and gravimetric finish accurate up to 999985 ppm Au limit (ALS Au-CON01) method. Sampling and storage are at the company’s secure facility in Stewart with bi-weekly sample shipments made to ALS Labs Terrace prep site.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Per: John A. Toffan
John A. Toffan, President and Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider ( as the term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
All statements, trend analysis and other information contained in this press release relative to markets about anticipated future events or results constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein, including, without limitation; statements regarding the exploration and mineralization potential of the Premier property, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to business and economic risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results of operations to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Ascot’s expectations include fluctuations in commodity prices and currency exchange rates; uncertainties relating to interpretation of drill results and the geology, continuity and grade of mineral deposits; the need for cooperation of government agencies and native groups in the exploration and development of properties and the issuance of required permits; the need to obtain additional financing to develop properties and uncertainty as to the availability and terms of future financing; the possibility of delay in exploration or development programs and uncertainty of meeting anticipated program milestones; and uncertainty as to timely availability of permits and other governmental approvals. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the date the statements are made. Ascot does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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