Toronto, Ontario, September 5, 2018 – Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) (“Continental” or the “Company”) is extremely saddened to announce a security incident in the Town of Buriticá. Early this morning, two Continental Gold mining engineers, who work for the Formalization and Mining Control area, were attacked by two armed individuals in the town of Buriticá. Tragically, Oscar Alarcon was fatally wounded and the other employee was injured and is currently being treated and is in stable condition. The Company offers its sincere condolences and support to the families of the victims and is fully cooperating with the authorities. Support from the Buriticá municipalities and community members, the Government of Antioquia and the Colombia National Government has been overwhelming and is truly appreciated.