Plato Gold Announces Increased Private Placement

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TORONTO – BUSINESS – Plato Gold Corp. (TSX-V: PGC; Frankfurt: 4Y7 or WKN: A0M2QX) (“Plato” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, due to significant investor demand, it has increased the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement (see news release dated May 6, 2021) to aggregate gross proceeds of up to $350,000 (the “Offering”). Closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about June 10, 2021.

The Offering will now be composed of (i) up to 5,100,000 flow-through shares (“FT Shares”) at a price of $0.05 per FT Share for gross proceeds of up to $255,000; and (ii) up to 1,900,000 hard dollar units (“HD Units”) at a price of $0.05 per HD Unit for gross proceeds of up to $95,000. Each HD Unit shall be composed of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share (a “Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.07 per Warrant Share until the date which is twenty-four (24) months following the closing date of the Offering, whereupon the Warrants will expire. Each FT Share shall be composed of one Common Share issued on a flow-through basis within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the “Tax Act”).

Eligible finders who introduce an investor to the Offering will be paid (i) a cash commission of up to 8% of the gross proceeds raised by the finders in respect of the sale of FT Shares and Units pursuant to the Offering; and (ii) that number of compensation options (the “Finder Unit Warrants”) exercisable to acquire that number of Units as is equal to up to 8% of the number of FT Shares and Units sold with the assistance of the finders pursuant to the Offering. Each Finder Unit Warrant will entitle the holder to acquire one (1) Unit (a “Finder Unit”) at the exercise price of C$0.05 per Finder Unit for a period of 24 months from the issuance of Finder Unit Warrants. Each Finder Unit shall be composed of one Common Share and one Common Share purchase warrant (a “Finder Warrant”). Each Finder Warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one Common Share (a “Finder Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.07 per Finder Warrant Share until the date which is twenty-four (24) months following the closing date of the Offering.

Completion of the Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) and applicable securities regulatory authorities. The securities issued and issuable pursuant to the Offering will be subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period. In connection with the Offering, the Company may pay commissions to eligible persons in accordance with the policies of the Exchange.

The proceeds raised from the sale of the FT Shares will be used to incur “Canadian exploration expenses” that are “flow-through mining expenditures” (as such terms are defined in the Tax Act) to pay for assay results on over 2,000 meters of drill core from the Company’s Good Hope Niobium Project near Marathon, Ontario and to fund the Company’s other properties in Ontario, Canada. The proceeds raised from the sale of the HD Units will be used for general working capital purposes and for exploration expenses on the Company’s properties.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act) unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

About Plato Gold Corp.

Plato Gold Corp. is a Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and Frankfurt Exchange with projects in Timmins, Ontario, Marathon, Ontario and Santa Cruz, Argentina.

The Timmins, Ontario project includes 4 properties: Guibord, Harker, Holloway and Marriott in the Harker/Holloway gold camp located east of Timmins, Ontario with a focus on gold.

In Argentina, Plato owns a 95% interest in Winnipeg Minerals S.A. (“WMSA”), an Argentina incorporated company that holds a number of contiguous mineral rights totalling 9,672 hectares with potential for gold and silver.

The Good Hope Niobium Project consists of approximately 5,146 hectares in Killala Lake Area and Cairngorm Lake Area Townships, near Marathon, Ontario with the primary target being niobium.

The Pic River Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Project consists of 2,247 hectares in Foxtrap Lake and Grain Township, near Marathon, Ontario of which 19 claims are contiguous to the western boundary of Generation Mining’s Marathon PGM project and is located on strike to Generation Mining’s Sally deposit.