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First Mining Provides Update on Temporary Winter Road for Springpole Exploration

Press Release

June 20, 2024 – Vancouver, Canada – First Mining Gold Corp. (“First Mining” or the “Company”) (TSX: FF) (OTCQX: FFMGF) (FRANKFURT: FMG) announces that a settlement agreement has been reached between the parties regarding the judicial review filed by Cat Lake First Nation (“CLFN”) following the approval of permits by the Province of Ontario for an 18-km temporary winter access road for the Springpole exploration camp.

On February 9, 2024, First Mining received construction permits for a temporary winter road to the Springpole exploration camp by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (“MNRF”), which would allow for the safe transport of supplies and people overland.

On February 21, 2024, First Mining received notice from litigation counsel to CLFN that it intended to challenge the permits issued to First Mining.  On February 23, 2024, a judge issued an interim interim order staying the authorization of MNRF.

On June 17, 2024, following discussions between the parties, CLFN accepted a settlement offer proposed by MNRF. The settlement agreement has been filed with the court bringing an end to the judicial review process.

First Mining continues to meet with CLFN and community leaders to discuss our activities in their traditional territories to support awareness and environmental stewardship across our operations with a goal of building collaborative, respectful long-term relationships.

About First Mining Gold Corp.

First Mining is a gold developer advancing two of the largest gold projects in Canada, the Springpole Gold Project in northwestern Ontario, where we have commenced a Feasibility Study and permitting activities are on-going with a draft Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) for the project published in June 2022, and the Duparquet Project in Quebec, a PEA-stage development project located on the Destor-Porcupine Fault Zone in the prolific Abitibi region. First Mining also owns the Cameron Gold Project in Ontario and a portfolio of gold project interests including the Pickle Crow Gold Project (being advanced in partnership with Firefly Metals Ltd.) and the Hope Brook Gold Project (being advanced in partnership with Big Ridge Gold Corp.).

First Mining was established in 2015 by Mr. Keith Neumeyer, founding President and CEO of First Majestic Silver Corp.

ON BEHALF OF FIRST MINING GOLD CORP.

Daniel W. Wilton
Chief Executive Officer and Director

For further information, please contact:

Toll Free: 1 844 306 8827 | Email: info@firstmininggold.com
Paul Morris | Director, Investor Relations | Email: paul@firstmininggold.com

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