About Cortus Metals

Cortus Metals Inc. is an exchange-listed Capital Pool Company and has initiated a Qualifying Transaction.

As announced November 20, 2019, the Company has entered into an Agreement in Principle for the acquisition of an asset in the natural resources sector, which remains subject to approval from the TSX Venture Exchange.

Cortus' shares trade under the ticker symbol CRTS.P on the TSX Venture Exchange.

Looking Forward

As the latest addition to the award-winning Metals Group of Companies, Cortus Metals Inc. (TSX-V: CRTS.P) will be a new project generator leveraging third-party spending to advance multiple projects with exceptional potential for making significant discoveries in north-central Nevada, the number-one ranked mining jurisdiction worldwide. Using innovative methods and proprietary data to identify large gold and silver deposits beneath shallow cover, Cortus is targeting a combination of both epithermal and Carlin-type gold and silver mineralization.

Cortus currently has 25+ projects under option with each one having the potential to host a deposit of +1M ounces. The project portfolio ranges in stages from grassroots to drill-ready with the most advanced being fully permitted and bonded. These projects are being painstakingly prioritized based on structural and geophysical interpretations, surface geochemical and geobotanical anomalies, and stratigraphic analysis of potential host rocks. Generally, they are located near operating mines or known deposits and some are on the same fault structure that is hosting the deposit. It is the mission of the Cortus team to advance these exploration projects to fruition.

World Class Team

The Cortus team has successfully led more than 25 public mining companies, delivered shareholder value through good and bad markets, and raised in excess of $400 million to fund exploration, development and production projects globally.


John Williamson,

Jeremy Yaseniuk,

James Greig,


Michael Dufresne,
M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.

Clay Newton,
Ph.D., CPG

Ewan Webster,
Ph.D., P.Geo.

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10545-45 Avenue NW,
250 Southridge, Suite 300,
Edmonton, AB, Canada
T6H 4M9

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Sean Mager, CEO, Corporate Secretary and Director

Sean has thirty years of multidisciplinary experience in the management and governance of a wide range of private and public enterprises. He earned a Commerce degree (1989) from the Alberta School of Business and is well versed in strategic leadership and logistics, complex agreements and transactions, shareholder and stakeholder relations, financial reporting, audit and regulatory compliance. Since 1998, he has served as founder, promoter, president, vice-president, director, advisor, COO and/or CFO for numerous listed companies with mining ventures in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Southeast Asia.

Chris Beltgens, CFO and Director

Mr. Beltgens has over 10 years of investment, business development and corporate finance experience. He is the Vice President of Corporate Development for TAG Oil Ltd. and previously spent six years in London working in investment banking covering international oil and gas exploration and production companies where he assisted in raising capital for the sector. He has worked on a number of mandates including initial public offerings, secondary financings and providing strategic advice at both the corporate and asset levels. Mr. Beltgens has completed the CFA program, received an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria.

John Williamson, Chairman and Director

John is a mining executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience as a founder, promoter and leader in the formation, financing and operation of private and public companies with exploration and mining interests worldwide. He holds a B.Sc. in Geology and is a registered Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGA) and the Geological Association of Canada. He currently serves as Chairman, CEO and/or Director for 6 reporting issuers and has done so for numerous others throughout his career.

Jeremy Yaseniuk, Director

Jeremy is a management professional with more than 20 years of experience in the business of financing, restructuring, recapitalizing and assisting public companies. He has aided more than 12 public companies in going public, facilitated debt restructuring for 3 others, directly raised more than $25 million in equity and assisted in raising more than $300 million. His previous positions as Broker, CFO, Chief Compliance Officer, Director and Manager of Growth and Development are the foundation for his business acumen, professional network and expertise in capital markets.

Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo.,
Technical Advisor and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101

Mr. Dufresne is the President and a principal of APEX Geoscience Ltd.  He holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (1983) and an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Alberta (1987). He is a Professional Geologist registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), British Columbia (APEGBC) and the Northwest and Nunavut Territories (NAPEG).  He has worked as a consulting geologist for over thirty years, conducting and directing exploration programs worldwide for junior and major exploration and mining companies encompassing a variety of commodities and deposit types including diamond, gold (placer and lode), base metal and industrial minerals. Mr. Dufresne has authored numerous Technical Reports for public companies on early to advanced exploration stage projects including resource work for a variety of commodities and deposit types. Mr. Dufresne’s focus over the last 10 years has been the exploration and evaluation of a number of Nevada and Western US gold projects and deposits. He has been integral to numerous large discoveries in Western and Northern Canada, Western US and Australia and has published extensively on the regional mineral potential of Alberta.

Clay Newton, Ph.D., CPG
Technical Advisor

Clay Newton is a certified professional geologist who has practiced continuously since 1977 and has worked for 30 years applying tectonics and structural geology to gold exploration in Nevada and California. He earned a B.A. in Geology (1977) at North Carolina State University, received a M.Sc. in Geological Sciences (1983) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and holds a Ph.D. in Geosciences (1990) from the University of Arizona.  Dr. Newton is a Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) Qualified Professional in Geology, Mining and Ore Reserves, having provided SEC and NI 43-101 compliant reserve and resource studies for gold, silver, base metals, coal, rare earth, and industrial minerals deposits. He has designed Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures for gold and rare earth element exploration programs and is experienced in ore deposit exploration with an emphasis on structural/tectonic and geochemical techniques. Dr. Newton has been responsible for project management, geological staff management, mineral reserve and resource evaluations, and planning and supervision of mine development programs, with considerable experience in geological mapping, structural and tectonic surveys, and geological and geotechnical core logging.

Ewan Webster, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Technical Advisor

Ewan Webster is an exploration geologist with comprehensive field experience in North and South America and a strong technical and academic background. He is a registered professional geologist with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC), holds a First-Class Honours degree in geology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary, Canada. His research focused on unraveling aspects of the structure, stratigraphy, tectonics and metamorphism of southeastern British Columbia to establish a sound geological framework in which to place the region’s abundant and diverse mineral deposits.

James Greig, Director

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Calgary and a BA Geography from Carleton University. With 20 years in the resource sector, including as a key member of the mine development team that advanced the 5 million ounce Esaase Gold Project in West Africa, he brings comprehensive experience in mineral exploration, development and production. Mr. Greig is a consultant to publicly-listed mineral exploration companies and has served as a director and officer for several of them. Selected employment or consulting engagements within the resource sector include the Hunter-Dickinson Group, Kennecott Canada, Breakwater Resources Ltd, McIntosh Engineering and Stantec Engineering.


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Forward Looking Statements:

Certain statements and/or graphics in the Company’s press releases, web site information and corporate displays, among others, constitute “forward-looking statements”. These statements are based on information currently available to the Company and the Company provides no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Forward looking statements include estimates and statements that describe the Company’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that the Company or management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as “believes”, “anticipates”, “expects”, “estimates”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “will”, or “plan”, or their conditional or future forms. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties.

Actual results relating to, among other things, results of exploration, project development, reclamation and capital costs of the Company’s mineral properties, and the Company’s financial condition and prospects, could differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements for many reasons such as: changes in general economic conditions and conditions in the financial markets; changes in demand and prices for minerals; litigation, legislative, environmental and other judicial, regulatory, political and competitive developments; technological and operational difficulties encountered in connection with the activities of the Company; and other matters discussed in this presentation. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company’s forward-looking statements. These and other factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statement that may be made from time to time by the Company or on its behalf, except if required to do so by applicable securities laws. You are cautioned not to place any undue reliance on any forward-looking statement.

Forward Looking Statements or Information Related to Exploration:

Relating to exploration, the identification of exploration targets and any implied future investigation of such targets on the basis of specific geological, geochemical, geobotantical and geophysical evidence or trends are future-looking and subject to a variety of possible outcomes which may or may not include the discovery, or extension, or termination of mineralization. Further, areas around known mineralized intersections or surface showings may be marked by wording such as “open”, “untested”, “possible extension” or “exploration potential” or by symbols such as “?”. Such wording or symbols should not be construed as a certainty that mineralization continues or that the character of mineralization (e.g. grade or thickness) will remain consistent from a known and measured data point. The key risks related to exploration in general are that chances of identifying economical reserves are extremely small.

Information related to exploration may contain third-party historical data that have not been verified by Cortus Metals Inc. and may not be accurate or complete, and therefore the information should not be relied upon.

Michael Dufresne, M.Sc., P.Geol., P.Geo., an independent advisor of the Company, also serves as a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, responsible for reviewing and approving the technical content of all materials publicly disclosed by Cortus, including news releases, corporate presentations, fact sheets, and this website.

Further information on Cortus’ corporate governance policies can be found on www.sedar.com in the Information Circular produced for its Annual General Meeting, including the composition and function of committees for board nominations, compensation and audit.