Battle Mountain Filed and Mailed Meeting Materials for Upcoming Special Meeting of Securityholders

Gold Standard Ventures Inc.

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 15, 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 Battle Mountain has completed the mailing of its notice of meeting, management information circular and related proxy materials (collectively, the "Meeting Materials") to Battle Mountain securityholders in respect of the previously announced Plan of Arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving Battle Mountain, its securityholders and Gold Standard pursuant to which Gold Standard will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Battle Mountain (other than those already owned by Gold Standard). Approval of the Arrangement will be sought at a special meeting of Battle Mountain securityholders (the "Meeting") to be held on June 8, 2017 at 10:00 am (Vancouver Time) at the offices of Dentons Canada LLP, 20th Floor, 250 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 3R8.