Ely Gold Royalties Closes Second Tranche of Private Placement

January 18, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia - (January 18, 2019) - Ely Gold Royalties Inc. (TSXV: ELY) (OTCQB: ELYGF) ("Ely Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has completed the second and final tranche of its non-brokered private placement of units (the "Units") announced on December 6, 2018 (the "Offering"). Pursuant to the Offering, Ely Gold raised aggregate gross proceeds of $1.43 million through the issuance of a total of 13,000,000 Units.

The Offering closed in two tranches. The first tranche closed on December 31, 2018 and consisted of 10,000,000 Units at a price of $0.11 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $1,100,000 (the " First Tranche"). The second tranche closed on January 17, 2019 and consisted of 3,000,000 Units at a price of $0.11 per Unit, for gross proceeds of $330,000 (the " Second Tranche"). Each Unit consisted of one common share in the capital of Ely Gold (a "Share") and one non-transferable common share purchase warrant (a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one additional Share at an exercise price of $0.22 for five years, subject to an acceleration provision under which, if at any time after April 30, 2019 (if the Warrant was issued in the First Tranche) or May 17, 2019 (if the Warrant was issued in the Second Tranche), the daily volume weighted average trading price of the Company's common shares is higher than $0.60 per share on the TSX Venture Exchange for more than 20 consecutive trading days, Ely Gold may, within three trading days, issue a news release announcing that the Warrants will expire on the date which is 30 calendar days after such 20 th trading day (the "Acceleration Provision").

In connection with the Second Tranche, Ely Gold entered into a finder's fee agreement with PI Financial ("PI"), pursuant to which Ely Gold paid a cash finder's fee equal of 6% of the gross proceeds raised from subscribers introduced to Ely Gold by PI and issued 10,000 non-transferable finder's warrants (" Finder's Warrants"). Each Finder's Warrant entitles PI to purchase one Share at a price of $0.135 for two years, subject to the Acceleration Provision. For information regarding finders' fees paid in the First Tranche, please refer to the Company's press release dated January 2, 2019.

As part of the First Tranche, Exploration Capital Partners 2005 Limited Partnership ("Exploration Capital Partners"), subscribed for 9,069,030 Units. As a result of this subscription, Exploration Capital Partners holds, immediately following the closing of the Offering, 9.74% of the issued and outstanding Shares on a non-diluted basis, and 17.75% of the issued and outstanding Shares of Ely Gold on a partially diluted basis.

Trey Wasser, President and CEO of Ely Gold Royalties commented; "One of our capital finance goals for 2018 was to introduce the Ely Gold story to institutional investors. We are very pleased to have gained the support of Exploration Capital Partners, who has a successful track record of investing in project generators and royalty generation companies. This capital investment will help to increase the liquidity of our shares and allow us to seek out additional royalty purchases".

The net proceeds from the Offering will be used by Ely Gold for project generative activities and for general working capital purposes. All securities issued and issuable in connection with the First Tranche will be subject to a hold period expiring May 1, 2019 and securities issued and issuable in connection with the Second Tranche will be subject to a hold period expiring May 18, 2019.

About Ely Gold Royalties

Ely Gold Royalties Inc. is a Vancouver based, emerging royalty company with development assets focused in Nevada and the Western US. Its current portfolio includes 27 Deeded Royalties and 24 properties optioned to third parties. All 51 of these properties are being explored by third parties. Ely Gold's royalty portfolio includes producing royalties, royalties on fully permitted mines, mines under construction and development projects that are being permitted for mine construction. The Company is actively purchasing existing third-party royalties for its portfolio and all the Company's Option Properties will produce royalties, if exercised. The royalty and option portfolios are currently generating significant revenue. Ely Gold is well positioned with its current portfolio of over 26 available properties to generate additional operating revenue through option and sale transactions. The Company has a proven track record of maximizing the value of its properties through claim consolidation and advancement using its extensive, proprietary data base. All portfolio properties are sold or optioned on a 100% basis, while the Company retains net smelter royalty interests. Management believes that due to the Company's ability to generate option and royalty transactions, its successful strategy of organically creating royalties, its equity portfolio and its current low valuation, Ely Gold offers shareholders a low-risk leverage to the current price of gold, exploration in Nevada and low-cost access to long-term mineral royalties.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Signed “Trey Wasser”

Trey Wasser, President & CEO

For further information, please contact:

Trey Wasser, President & CEO
[email protected]
972-803-3087

Joanne Jobin, Investor Relations Officer
[email protected]
647-964-0292

Disclaimer: This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, including statements regarding the anticipated use of proceeds and any stated plans for further near-term exploration and development of the Properties. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "aims," "potential," "goal," "objective," "prospective," and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "can," "could" or "should" occur, or are those statements, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions that Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, estimates and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made and they involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Consequently, there can be no assurances that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws and the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management's beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. Factors that could cause future results to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements include the risk of accidents and other risks associated with mineral exploration, development and extraction operations, the risk that its partners will encounter unanticipated geological factors, or the possibility that they may not be able to secure permitting and other governmental clearances, necessary to carry out their stated plans for the Properties, and the risk of political uncertainties and regulatory or legal disputes or changes in the jurisdictions where the Company carries on its business that might interfere with the Company's business and prospects. The reader is urged to refer to the Company's reports, publicly available through the Canadian Securities Administrators' System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com for a more complete discussion of such risk factors and their potential effect.

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