Vancouver, B.C. – May 10, 2016 - Highbank Resources Ltd. (TSX.V –"HBK"), (the "Company") is pleased to introduce the Company’s newly appointed advisory board member.

Highbank would like to welcome Hans Smit, P. Geo., mineral industry consultant to the advisory board. The following is a brief biography on Mr. Smit:


Hans Smit, of Telkwa, B.C. is a Professional Geologist who managed the feasibility, environmental assessment, and permitting of Ascot Resources Ltd.’s Swamp Point aggregate project located adjacent to Highbank Resources Ltd. Swamp Point North property on the Portland Canal, B. C. coast. Mr. Smit also assisted in targeting markets for aggregates along the B.C. and U.S.A. west coast.

Mr. Smit has experience in all aspect of the mineral industry from grassroots exploration through to mine feasibility studies, environmental permitting and corporate development. As VP for Grayd Resource Corporation, he was one of the key people who advanced the La India heap-leach gold project in Mexico from the grassroots exploration stage through to a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA"). In 2011, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. paid $275M to acquire Grayd and recently brought La India into production, using a mine and production plan based on Grayd’s work.

Mr. Smit has guided exploration, feasibility, and permitting on other advanced gold projects including Dublin Gulch in the Yukon and Red Mountain in British Columbia. Recent work includes managing resource estimations and a PEA for a silver project in northern Mexico.

Mr. Smit is currently Chief Executive Office of Orla Mining Ltd., a newly-formed Vancouver based junior mining company. Hans is also active in volunteer initiatives that promote education and facilitate discussion between the mineral industry and communities in Northern British Columbia.

Highbank believes that the combination of a new director (Ivan Scott, P.Eng.) and each new advisor, with their wealth of experience within their respected professions, will provide significant contributions and guidance at this stage of developing the Swamp Point North project; and Highbank’s future endeavours.

Stock Options Granting:

The Company has granted Mr. Smit; one hundred thousand (100,000) stock options for the purchase of up to 100,000 common shares of the Company, pursuant to our Stock Option Plan. Each option is exercisable for a period of three years at a price of $0.10 per common share.


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