METALLICA METALS EXECUTES AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE NPI ON THE MAX MINE AND MILL PROJECT

May 3, 2021

CSE: MM

Vancouver, British Columbia – May 3, 2021 – Metallica Metals Corp. (CSE: MM) (OTC: MTALF) (FWB: SY7P) (the “Company” or “Metallica Metals”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement (the “NPI Agreement”) dated May 3, 2021 with MX Gold Corp. (“MXG”) pursuant to which the Company has agreed to purchase MXG’s 50% net profit interest (“NPI”) on gross cash income from the MAX Mine and Mill Project (“MAX Project”). The Company previously granted the NPI to MXG pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated January 11, 2019, as amended (see the Company’s news release dated January 14, 2019 for further details).

As consideration for the purchase of the NPI, on the closing date for the purchase of the NPI the Company will (a) pay $425,000 in cash to MXG; and (b) issue an aggregate of 1,000,000 common shares of the Company (each, a “Share”) to MXG, such Shares: (i) to be priced at a 30-day volume-weighted average price for the Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange (the “CSE”) prior to the closing date, subject to the minimum price per share allowable under CSE Policies; and (ii) to be subject to a four month hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws. Closing of the purchase of the NPI is subject to MXG obtaining such required approvals from the NEX Board of the TSX Venture Exchange for the transaction, and the Company completing and filing all necessary notices and disclosure filings as required by the policies of the CSE for the transaction.

Paul Ténière, CEO and Director of Metallica Metals, commented “the purchase of the 50% NPI on the MAX Project dramatically increases the theoretical prospects of economic extraction on the project. Without this encumbrance, Metallica Metals believes that the MAX Project is a highly valuable asset and has become significantly more marketable. We are very pleased to have completed this transaction and are currently reviewing the strategic direction for this fully-permitted molybdenum mine and mill facility, located in mining-friendly British Columbia.”

Qualified Person Statement

All scientific and technical information contained in this news release was prepared and approved by Paul Ténière, M.Sc., P.Geo., CEO and Director of Metallica Metals Corp, who is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

METALLICA METALS CORP.

Paul Teniere, M.Sc., P.Geo.
CEO and Director
info@metallica-metals.com

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