Gold Standard Ventures Announces Acquisition of Battle Mountain Gold

Gold Standard Ventures Inc.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2017) - Gold Standard Ventures Corp. ("Gold Standard") (TSX VENTURE:GSV)(NYSE MKT:GSV) and Battle Mountain Gold Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BMG) ("Battle Mountain") are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") pursuant to which Gold Standard has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Battle Mountain (other than those already owned by Gold Standard) for consideration of 0.1891 of a common share of Gold Standard plus $0.08 in cash for each Battle Mountain common share held, by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia) (the "Arrangement"). The proposed Arrangement values Battle Mountain at approximately C$0.59 per share, representing a premium of approximately 47% to the closing price of Battle Mountain as at April 11, 2017 and approximately 62% to the 5 day volume weighted average price ("VWAP").