Sama Resources Reports on SRG Graphite’s Engagement of a Preliminary Economic Assessment Report

MONTREAL, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sama Resources Inc. (“Sama” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:SME) is pleased to report that SRG Graphite Inc (“SRG”) (TSX-V:SRG) has announced the engagement of Met-Chem, a division of DRA Americas Inc. (“Met-Chem/DRA”), to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) of the Company’s wholly-owned Lola Graphite Project (“Lola”), located in Guinea. Sama holds a control position in SRG of 24,658,267 shares representing 43.93% of the issued and outstanding shares of SRG and is considered an insider for reporting purposes.

SRG’s Lola Graphite Project, a spin out of Sama Resources, has a graphite occurrence with a prospective surface outline of 3.22 km2 of continuous graphitic gneiss. The PEA study will commence immediately with completion of the National Instrument 43-101 compliant PEA expected in December 2017.

The PEA will utilize the geological information as well as the metallurgical and mineral processing data currently available to determine and describe the scope of the potential future mining operation at Lola. Met-Chem/DRA is a globally recognized expert in mine and infrastructure design, including construction and mine operations, resource mapping, metallurgy, cost assessment, process design and administration.  They have a track record in the Graphite sector having prepared numerous PEA’s pre-feasibility studies (PFS) and Feasibility Studies (FS) as well as EPCM work in Graphite in Canada and Africa.

Appointment of Director of Operations

Sama is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Raphaël Beaudoin as metallurgist and Director of Operations for Sama and SRG.

Raphaël Beaudoin graduated from the McGill University in 2010 with a degree in materials engineering.  Raphaël worked as a plant metallurgist at the Minto Mine in the Yukon before joining the Nunavik Nickel Project for Canadian Royalties Inc. in 2012.  Raphaël participated in the implementation of the Nunavik Nickel concentrator as a plant metallurgist, and later secured the position of chief metallurgist, where he oversaw many strategic projects of the concentrator. Before joining Sama and SRG, Raphaël worked as the concentrator superintendent also for Canadian Royalties Inc., overseeing the operations, metallurgy, maintenance and power generation of the concentrator.

“Through his strong mineral processing experience, Raphaël will lead Sama and SRG projects with continuous and efficient developments,” said Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P. Geo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sama Resources.

For more information on the SRG news or specific information on the Lola Project please visit their website at www.srggraphite.com.

The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, P.Geo, President & CEO, Sama and qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects.

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SAMA RESOURCES INC./RESSOURCES SAMA INC.
Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, President and CEO
Tel: (514) 726-4158
OR
Mr. Matt Johnston, Corporate Development Advisor
Tel: (604) 443-3835
Toll Free: 1 (877) 792-6688, Ext. 5

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