Anaconda Mining Receives 2017 Employer of Distinction Award

ST. JOHN'S, March 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or the "Company") - (TSX:ANX) is pleased to be recognized by the Newfoundland & Labrador Employers' Council with a 2017 Employer of Distinction Award.

The Employer of Distinction Award recognizes successful employers in Newfoundland & Labrador who demonstrate leadership in the community, productivity and innovation, and a fundamental belief in the value of a healthy, safe, and motivated workforce. An Employer of Distinction views its employees and the community in which it operates as vital to that success.

President and CEO, Dustin Angelo stated, "The success of Anaconda Mining begins with our people and a workplace culture that encourages innovation and creative problem solving. With success comes responsibility. We are proud to able to give back to the Baie Verte region as well as organizations which have province-wide impact. Local businesses, government and residents supported us for many years as we turned around our project. The area is important to our success and we want to maintain the economic viability of the region. This award recognizes that we are leading by example to demonstrate the importance of investing in the community for the benefit of all."

Employers' Council Executive Director, Richard Alexander said, "The Employer of Distinction awards celebrate successful employers in our province who are corporately responsibility, are productive and innovative, give back to the community, and value their workforce. Anaconda Mining is an innovative and expanding company that is working hard to develop a connection with both the province and the local community.  It is not simply enough for them to operate in the community, they want citizens to see them as a part of Newfoundland and Labrador. The judges honoured them as a 2016 Employer of Distinction for their commitment to community."

The Newfoundland & Labrador Employers' Council's membership consists of the province's top employers, including companies from all major economic sectors. Collectively, they are responsible for more than half of all non-government jobs in NL.

ABOUT ANACONDA

Anaconda is a growth-oriented, gold mining and exploration company with a producing project called the Point Rousse Project and three exploration/development projects called the Viking and Great Northern Projects and the Tilt Cove Property in Newfoundland.

The Point Rousse Project is approximately 6,300 hectares of property on the Ming's Bight Peninsula located in the Baie Verte Mining District in Newfoundland, Canada. Since 2012, Anaconda has increased its property control by ten-fold on the peninsula and gold production to nearly 16,000 ounces per year. In an effort to expand production, it is currently exploring three primary, prospective gold trends, which have approximately 20 km of cumulative strike length and include five deposits and numerous prospects and showings, all within 8 km of the Pine Cove Mill. A second project called the Tilt Cove Property, consisting of 350 hectares, is located approximately 60 kilometres by road from the Pine Cove Mill but is also within the Baie Verte Mining District and underlain by similar geology to the Point Rousse Project.

Anaconda also controls the Viking and Great Northern Projects, which have approximately 6,225 and 6,375 hectares of property, respectively, in White Bay, Newfoundland, approximately 100 kilometres by water (180 kilometres via road) from the Pine Cove Mill. The Viking Project contains the Thor Deposit and other gold prospects and showings and the Great Northern Project includes numerous prospects and showings within a similar geological setting as the Viking Project. Anaconda's plan is to discover and develop more resources within these project areas and substantially increase annual production at the Pine Cove Mill from its current rate of nearly 16,000 ounces.

As the only pure play gold producer in Atlantic Canada, Anaconda Mining is turning the rock we live on into a growing and profitable resource. With a young and motivated workforce, innovative technology and the support of local suppliers, Anaconda is investing in the people of Newfoundland & Labrador and giving back to the communities in which we operate – building a better future for all our stakeholders, from the ground up.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains or refers to forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements regarding targets, estimates and/or assumptions in respect of future production, mine development costs, unit costs, capital costs, timing of commencement of operations and future economic, market and other conditions, and is based on current expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to: the final approval of the private placement by the Toronto Stock Exchange; the grade and recovery of ore which is mined varying from estimates; capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates; inflation; changes in exchange rates; fluctuations in commodity prices; delays in the development of the any project caused by unavailability of equipment, labour or supplies, climatic conditions or otherwise; termination or revision of any debt financing; failure to raise additional funds required to finance the completion of a project; and other factors. Additionally, forward-looking statements look into the future and provide an opinion as to the effect of certain events and trends on the business. Forward-looking statements may include words such as "plans", "may", "estimates", "expects", "indicates", "targeting", "potential" and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Anaconda's beliefs in the potential mineralization, are based on current expectations and entail various risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update them or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

SOURCE Anaconda Mining Inc.

For further information: Anaconda Mining Inc., Dustin Angelo, President and CEO, (647) 260-1248, angelo@anacondamining.com, www.AnacondaMining.com; Anaconda Mining Inc., Lynn Hammond, VP Public Relations, (709) 330-1260, Lhammond@anacondamining.com

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