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Sabre Gold announces royalty buyback and debt reduction

Press Release

Vancouver, March 7, 2023 – Sabre Gold Mines Corp. (TSX: SGLD, OTCQB: SGLDF) (“Sabre Gold” or the “Company”) announces the buyback and cancellation of a 3% net smelter returns royalty (the “Copperstone Royalty”) on the Company’s Copperstone Project for cash proceeds of US$2.5 million. In addition, the Company has repaid two promissory notes totaling $3.2 million, with the $2 million principal being repaid in cash and approximately $1.2 million in interest being settled by the issuance of 4,068,626 common shares of the Company (the “Shares”). The Shares were issued at a price of $0.30 per Share, a 43% premium over the Company’s most recent closing share price and represents a 68% premium over the 30-day VWAP. Furthermore, in connection with the repayment of the notes, the noteholders have agreed to extend the maturity date on their remaining notes for a period of 18 months from December 31, 2023 to June 30, 2025.

“These two transactions are significant achievements for the Company. We have improved the financial viability of our Copperstone Project with the removal of the 3% royalty burden while also improving our balance sheet by reducing our debt obligations,” said CEO and President Andrew Elinesky, “I would like to thank our debtholders for their support in converting a portion of their holdings into shares at such a significant premium and, in addition, extending the maturity of the remaining notes. Both of these deals will allow the Company to focus on our projects in the coming months, in particular, the development of our fully permitted Copperstone Project in Arizona.”

The purchase of the Copperstone Royalty constitutes a related party transaction within the meaning of Multilateral Instrument 61-101- Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101“), as the Copperstone Royalty is owned by a director of the Company. The noteholders are also insiders of the Company and the issuance of the 4,068,626 Shares to the noteholders constitutes a related party transaction within the meaning of MI 61-101. The Company is relying on the exemptions from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of MI 61-101 contained in sections 5.5(a) and 5.7(1) (a) of MI 61-101 for both the royalty buyback and the share issuances as in each case the fair market value the subject matter of the transaction and the fair market value of consideration does not exceed 25% of the market capitalization of the Company, as determined in accordance with MI 61-101. The Company did not file a material change report in respect of the related party transaction at least 21 days before the transactions, which the Company deems reasonable in the circumstances so as to be able to avail itself of the net smelter returns royalty and the settlement of the promissory notes in an expeditious manner.

About Sabre Gold Mines Corp.

Sabre Gold is a diversified, multi-asset near-term gold producer in North America which holds 100-percent ownership of both the fully licensed and permitted Copperstone gold mine located in Arizona, United States, and the Brewery Creek gold mine located in Yukon, Canada, both of which are former producers. Management intends to restart production at Copperstone followed by Brewery Creek in the near term. Sabre Gold also holds other investments and projects at varying stages of development.

Sabre Gold’s two advanced projects have approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold in the Measured and Indicated categories, and approximately 1.2 million ounces of gold in the Inferred category. Additionally, both Copperstone and Brewery Creek have considerable exploration upside with a combined land package of over 230 square kilometers that will be further drill tested with high-priority targets currently identified. Sabre Gold is led by an experienced team of mining professionals with backgrounds in exploration, mine building and operations.

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Andrew Elinesky
CEO and President


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