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Vancouver, British Columbia, February 23, 2018 - Alba Minerals Ltd. (“Alba” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: AA; AXVEF:US; Frankfurt: A117RU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Born, P.Geo. to the board of directors and as the Company’s qualified Technical Person. The Company also accepts the resignation of Mr. Clinton Smyth from the Board of Directors. The Company would like to thank Mr. Smyth on his years of contributions and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.

Dr. Peter Born is a P. Geol. with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and a Fellow of the Geological Association of Canada. He brings more than 30 years experience exploring and evaluating mining properties for senior and junior Canadian resource companies. He also spent a ten year period of post graduate research in basin studies at the geological survey (government) and university. In addition, Dr. Born did exploration and research for sedimentary ore deposits (zinc, copper, uranium and gold deposits). He holds a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1996) with expertise in Precambrian Sedimentary Geology, Sedimentary Ore deposits, Basin Analysis, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy.

Dr. Born also has past experience as Senior Geologist and then Resource Geologist for Western Mining (WMC International Ltd) as well as modeling the geology/mineralization at the Aquarius mine (Timmins, Abitibi greenstone belt) for Echo Bay Mines.  He worked extensively in Archean greenstone terrains throughout Canada and modeled/explored gold systems/alteration halos in both iron formation gold deposits as well as vein type deposits. As a Resource Geologist, Dr. Born dealt extensively with QA/QC issues with respect to, assessment and uncertainty in data handling generating ore reserves, geological and geochemical models. His Ph.D. thesis includes an extensive study of the geological environment for the Timmins gold camp (>74 million oz. of gold). During his PhD studies he was a three time recipient of Canada’s prestigious National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Graduate Scholarship (1991-1993). He was one of the authors/leaders for the Geological Association of Canada 1999 GAC Field Guide 3B: Controls for Gold Mineralization in the Southern Abitibi Greenstone belt. Trip 3B Guidebook, (1999). Since 2000 he has been working from his Ottawa-based consulting firm for select Canadian resource companies, including VP Exploration and Qualified Person (QP) for several junior mining companies (2007 to present), directed exploration for gold, lithium, base metals & uranium and liaised with geophysical, geochemical, geology and drilling contractors etc. to achieve positive results. Dr. Born is currently involved with 6 junior mining companies either as VP Exploration/(QP) or director/QP or just a Qualified Person (QP).

Alba Minerals Ltd. (TSX-V: AA.V, AXVEF:US, Frankfurt: A117RU)  is a Vancouver based junior resource company focusing on the development of Lithium Properties in the Clayton Valley of Nevada and Salta Lithium Projects in Argentina.

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/s/ “Sandy MacDougall”
Alba Minerals Ltd.

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