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Osisko Metals Intersects 8.45 % Zinc+Lead Over 8.25 Metres at Pine Point

MONTREAL, May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osisko Metals Incorporated (the “Company” or “Osisko Metals”) (TSX-V:OM) (FRANKFURT:OB51) is pleased to announce assay results from 27 shallow drill holes completed in the L27 deposit area. Drill hole EM-18-PP-017 intersected 7.05% Zn and 1.40% Pb over 8.25 metres. The L27 deposit is located 3.8 kilometres northeast of L36 reported previously (news release May 1, 2018). Both deposits are within the East Mill Zone which is a 7.6-kilometre trend of tabular-style, near-surface, and roughly flat lying mineralization that extends towards the east from the electrical substation area (see Osisko Metals website for additional geological background). Near-surface zinc and lead sulphides were intersected in 18 of the 24 holes above 40 metre depths.

Additional highlights are listed below in Table 1 and details are provided in Tables 2 & 3. (See 2018 Winter Drill Campaign East Mill Zone Map B2).

Table 1: Highlights:
Hole NameFromToWidthLeadZincLead + Zinc
 (metres)(metres)(metres)%%%
EM-18-PP-01726.7535.008.251.407.058.45
EM-18-PP-00518.0022.354.350.567.698.25
EM-18-PP-05427.4533.255.800.517.067.57
EM-18-PP-03722.5925.953.361.304.856.15
EM-18-PP-02520.0425.705.660.374.304.67
EM-18-PP-01815.7524.308.550.333.844.17
EM-18-PP-01320.6529.308.650.363.734.09
EM-18-PP-03128.2533.805.550.163.013.17

Jeff Hussey, President and CEO of Osisko Metals, commented: “These latest results strengthen our confidence in historically reported mineralization. If we can demonstrate continuous grades over reasonable widths along the entire East Mill Zone, we will effectively be able to connect a chain of individual historical near surface deposits into a continuous belt of potentially economic material. This entire belt could theoretically be mined by shallow open pit methods. More news is expected as assays from the remainder of the winter program are received followed by the restart of the drill program when weather permits”.

The objective of the 2018 drill program is to convert approximately 50 million tonnes of unclassified near-surface historical resources to NI43-101 Indicated Resources as quickly as possible in areas amenable to open pit extraction. The program consists of approximately 700 drill holes (129 now completed) in the central 20-kilometre long portion of the Pine Point Mining Camp (“PPMC”) that is located on the south shore of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, near infrastructure and paved highway access.

Note regarding historical resource and Qualified Person

The above-mentioned historical resources do not conform to National Instrument 43-101 standards. The Company is reporting the historical estimates for reference purposes only. Neither Osisko Metals nor its consultants have completed sufficient work to verify the historical estimates and these should not be relied upon for investment purposes. A Qualified Person has not done sufficient work to classify the historical estimates as NI43-101 compliant mineral resources and there is no guarantee that such work will allow conversion of such historical resources.

Stanley G. Clemmer, P. Geo is the Qualified Person responsible for the technical data reported in this news release. He is a Professional Geologist registered in the Northwest Territories and is Chief Geologist for Pine Point Mining Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osisko Metals Limited.

Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Osisko Metals adheres to a strict Quality Assurance and Quality Control program with regard to core handling, sampling, transportation of samples and lab analyses. Drill core samples from the Pine Point project area were securely transported to its core facility in Hay River, Northwest Territories where they were logged and sampled. Samples selected for assay were shipped via secure transportation to the ALS Canada Ltd’s preparation facility in Yellowknife. Pulps were analyzed at the ALS Canada Ltd. facility in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Zinc and lead were analyzed by assay-grade four acid digestion with ICP-AES finish for higher-grade samples and four acid digestion and ICP-AES for low grade-samples.

Table 2: Composite Assay Results
Hole NameAreaHistorical
Deposit
FromToWidthTrue WidthLeadZincLead + Zinc
  (metres)(metres)(metres)(metres)%%%
EM-18-PP-002East MillL2715.5520.004.454.180.161.341.50
EM-18-PP-005East MillL2718.0022.354.354.090.567.698.25
EM-18-PP-006East MillL2717.1017.650.550.421.540.011.55
EM-18-PP-006East MillL2725.8526.750.900.697.7912.8520.64
EM-18-PP-008East MillL2718.6520.451.801.690.642.683.32
EM-18-PP-009East MillL2710.3511.100.750.610.571.051.62
EM-18-PP-009East MillL2713.5514.551.000.820.532.993.51
EM-18-PP-012East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-013East MillL2720.6529.308.656.630.363.734.09
EM-18-PP-014East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-017East MillL2726.7535.008.256.321.407.058.45
EM-18-PP-018East MillL2715.7524.308.558.550.333.844.16
EM-18-PP-019East MillL2721.6024.853.252.950.435.365.78
EM-18-PP-020East MillL2725.6027.001.401.077.4530.8038.25
EM-18-PP-023East MillL2716.5017.000.500.431.641.172.81
EM-18-PP-024East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-025East MillL2720.0425.705.665.130.374.304.67
EM-18-PP-027East MillL2721.4022.100.700.613.803.637.43
EM-18-PP-027East MillL2727.3028.000.700.610.472.623.09
EM-18-PP-027East MillL2730.1531.901.751.520.071.611.68
EM-18-PP-027East MillL2737.5040.553.052.640.496.166.66
EM-18-PP-030East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-031East MillL2728.2533.805.554.810.163.013.17
EM-18-PP-032East MillL2714.6515.600.950.891.221.212.43
EM-18-PP-032East MillL2728.1529.601.451.360.423.143.56
EM-18-PP-036East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-037East MillL2722.5925.953.362.911.304.856.15
EM-18-PP-038East MillL2723.8224.430.610.501.770.001.77
EM-18-PP-039East MillL27No significant results
EM-18-PP-045East MillL2726.0228.202.181.790.075.765.83
EM-18-PP-048East MillL2723.8026.452.652.400.293.683.97
EM-18-PP-054East MillL2727.4533.255.804.750.517.067.57
EM-18-PP-061East MillL2722.4523.901.451.260.553.804.35


Table 3: Drill hole collar locations (UTM NAD83 zone 11).
Hole NameDepositAreaEastingNorthingElevationAzimuthDipDepth (m)
EM-18-PP-002East MillL27645109.66752885.5213.95145-7036.00
EM-18-PP-005East MillL27645142.56752893.0213.8390-7033.00
EM-18-PP-006East MillL27645190.66752913.4213.61270-5045.00
EM-18-PP-008East MillL27645137.06752932.3213.88125-7036.00
EM-18-PP-009East MillL27645171.76752931.5214.02345-5536.00
EM-18-PP-012East MillL27645244.86752930.5213.94285-6042.00
EM-18-PP-013East MillL27645228.26752965.1213.64295-5045.00
EM-18-PP-014East MillL27645261.76752977.2213.4365-6036.00
EM-18-PP-017East MillL27645248.46752985.6213.71310-5042.00
EM-18-PP-018East MillL27645257.66753014.3213.550-9038.00
EM-18-PP-019East MillL27645249.66753036.2213.59330-6542.00
EM-18-PP-020East MillL27645273.76753029.3213.75120-5048.00
EM-18-PP-023East MillL27645252.16753071.4213.57140-6045.00
EM-18-PP-024East MillL27645278.46753051.2213.290-9039.00
EM-18-PP-025East MillL27645314.06753014.6213.1990-6540.00
EM-18-PP-027East MillL27645198.76753017.4213.94150-6045.00
EM-18-PP-030East MillL27645223.16753026.3213.88155-6045.00
EM-18-PP-031East MillL27645328.46753122.8213.2490-6048.00
EM-18-PP-032East MillL27645314.06753103.0214.0020-7045.00
EM-18-PP-036East MillL27645321.76753067.5212.9585-6048.00
EM-18-PP-037East MillL27645321.66753067.4212.86310-6048.00
EM-18-PP-038East MillL27645360.36753008.0213.1390-5542.00
EM-18-PP-039East MillL27645358.66753007.9213.15250-5545.00
EM-18-PP-045East MillL27645366.46752966.3213.77295-5540.00
EM-18-PP-048East MillL27645365.36752941.0214.14240-6530.00
EM-18-PP-054East MillL27645201.06752939.2213.07155-5542.00
EM-18-PP-061East MillL27645097.86752973.9214.86145-6045.00

About Osisko Metals

Osisko Metals is a Canadian exploration and development company creating value in the base metal space with a focus on zinc mineral assets. The Company controls Canada’s two premier zinc mining camps in Canada, namely the development-stage Pine Point Camp (“PPMC”) located in the Northwest Territories and the advanced-exploration Bathurst Mining Camp (“BMC”), located in northern New Brunswick. The Company is currently drilling in both camps a combined 100,000 metres that will focus on upgrading and expanding historical deposits, bringing high-priority targets into NI 43-101 compliance and conducting brownfield exploration using new innovative 3D techniques. In Québec, the Company owns 42,000 hectares that cover 12 grass-root zinc targets that will be selectively advanced through exploration. In parallel, Osisko Metals is monitoring several base metal-oriented peers for opportunities. Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd. (TSX/NYSE:OR) and Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) are significant shareholders of the Company.

For further information on Osisko Metals, visit www.osiskometals.com or contact:
 
Jeff Hussey
Christina Lalli
President & CEODirector, Investor Relations
Osisko Metals IncorporatedOsisko Metals Incorporated
(514) 861-4441(514) 861-4441
Email: [email protected]Email: [email protected]
www.osiskometals.com www.osiskometals.com 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events, results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Forward-looking information in this news release includes, but is not limited to, the use of proceeds of the Offering; the timing and ability of the Corporation, if at all, to obtain final approval of the Offering from the TSX Venture Exchange; an exemption being available under MI 61-101 and Policy 5.9 of the TSX Venture Exchange from the minority shareholder approval and valuation requirements for each related party transaction; objectives, goals or future plans; statements regarding exploration results and exploration plans. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking information include, but are not limited to, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results; delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals; uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future; changes in equity markets; inflation; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of projects; the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry; and those risks set out in the Corporation's public documents filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Although the Corporation believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release, and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://resource.globenewswire.com/Resource/Download/10ee9bb5-b2e7-480f-8f97-3eea9cad546e

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