March 8, 2017
Abacus closes unit offering of $1,020,000

Vancouver, BC -- March 8, 2017. Abacus Mining & Exploration Corporation ("Abacus" or the "Company") (TSXV:AME) is pleased to report that the previously announced non-brokered private placement unit offering (the "Offering") has closed.

Pursuant to the Offering, the Company has issued 20,400,000 units ("Units") at a price of C$0.05 per Unit, for gross proceeds to the Company of $1,020,000. Each Unit consists of one common share and one-half of a non-transferable common share purchase warrant. Each full warrant will be exercisable to purchase one common share at a price of C$0.08 per common share for three years from the date of closing.

No finder's fees were payable on the financing, and all securities issued will be subject to a four month hold period under Canadian securities law. The financing is subject to TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) approval.

Upon completion of the financing, the Company will have approximately $2 million in its treasury. Proceeds from the financing will be applied towards the Company's exploration commitments under the Option Agreement for the Willow copper-gold property located in Nevada, and general working capital and corporate purposes.

On Behalf of the Board,

Michael McInnis
Chairman, President & CEO

About Abacus
Abacus is a mineral exploration and mine development company with a 20% interest in the Ajax Project located at the historic Ajax-Afton site southwest of Kamloops, B.C., and an option to acquire up to a 75% interest in the Willow copper-gold property located in Nevada. The Ajax Project is a proposed copper-gold open-pit mine currently undergoing a provincial and federal environmental assessment process. Through KGHM Ajax Mining Inc., a joint venture company between Abacus (20%) and KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. (KGHM) (80%), the Ajax Mine is being funded in large part by KGHM and operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary, KGHM International Ltd. For the latest reports and information on Abacus' projects, please refer to the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Information
This release includes certain statements that are deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that Abacus expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects", "plans", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "projects", "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could" or "should" occur. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include changes to commodity prices, mine and metallurgical recovery, operating and capital costs, foreign exchange rates, ability to obtain required permits on a timely basis, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements in the event that management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change.

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.

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