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Bonterra Continues to Expand Gladiator Gold Deposit West to Rivage Gap and Intersects Additional New North Zone

Vancouver, BC – May 16, 2017Bonterra Resources Inc. (TSX-V: BTR, US: BONXF, FSE: 9BR1) (the “Company” or “Bonterra”) is pleased to announce that ongoing drilling to the west of the main Gladiator Deposit within the “Rivage Gap” has encountered multiple high grade intersections as well as a major strike length extension of the new North horizon. 

Quick Highlights of Recent Drill Results:

Nav Dhaliwal, CEO and President of Bonterra, stated: “Results from the Rivage Gap, or the western area of the Gladiator Gold Deposit, continue to add positive value to the understanding of the geological model and the potential addition of significant new resources. A recent interpretation has determined that the Rivage Gap is part of the main mineralized system, and our technical team is currently confirming the impact of what the most recent results clearly demonstrate. We are excited with the continued positive results from within the Rivage Gap area, and look forward to further extending these zones, similar to our success within the main Gladiator area.”

Highlights and Observations:

Hole From
(m)
To
(m)
Length*
(m)
Grade
(g/t Au)
Zone/Area
          West – Rivage Gap
BA-17-04 88.8 93.0 4.2 9.5 North
  233.0 237.0 4.0 10.0 Footwall
  272.0 297.0 25.0 1.4 Porph/Main
including 272.0 275.0 3.0 3.6  
BA-17-07 355.0 358.0 3.0 12.0 Main
BA-17-08 210.0 211.0 1.0 7.5 North
  264.0 265.0 1.0 8.0 Mid
  300.2 302.0 1.8 6.4 Footwall
  390.0 395.7 5.7 3.4 Main
BA-17-09 67.0 68.8 1.8 9.0 Footwall
BA-17-10 177.5 179.0 1.5 5.6 North
  198.5 202.0 3.5 8.4 Footwall
  212.5 215.0 2.5 5.2 Mid
  237.0 239.0 2.0 5.3 Main
Stated lengths are core width as drilled, true widths vary and average between 60 and 80 percent of drilled widths.  Core axis angles of the intersection contacts and surrounding rock units average 55 to 70 degrees.

All intersections from the above table are located within a length or gap of drill information between the westernmost Rivage area and the known portion of the Gladiator Deposit. The high grade Main, Footwall and North Zones are in or near the sheared contact between mafic volcanic units and a mineralized felsic porphyritic intrusive.

Please see http://www.bonterraresources.com/en/gladiator/maps-sections for updated long section and cross section.

Bonterra Resources Quick Facts:

Robert Gagnon, P.Geo. has approved the information contained in this release.  Mr. Gagnon is a director of Bonterra and is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

Nav Dhaliwal, President & CEO

Bonterra Resources Inc.

For further information on Bonterra, contact Investor Relations

Telephone: 1 844 233 2034

Email: ir@bonterraresources.com

Website: www.bonterraresources.com

Neither 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 release.

This press release contains "forward-looking information" that is based on Bonterra’s current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections. This forward-looking information includes, among other things, statements with respect to Bonterra’s exploration and development plans. The words "will", "anticipated", "plans" or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Bonterra’s actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related exploration and development; the ability to raise sufficient capital to fund exploration and development; changes in economic conditions or financial markets; increases in input costs; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological or operational difficulties or inability to obtain permits encountered in connection with exploration activities; and labour relations matters. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect our forward-looking information. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking information. Bonterra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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