Orex Minerals (TSX-V: REX – OTCQX: ORMNF)(Orex) was made aware earlier today that Canasil Resources (TSX.V: CLZ or Canasil) has been named in a lawsuit brought by Pan American Silver (Pan American) with the BC Supreme Court regarding the mineral claims making up the Sandra Escobar Project (the Project) in Durango state, Mexico.

As announced onJanuary 16, 2017, Orex earned a 55% ownership interest in the Project by paying Canasil CAD$500,000and spending more than USD$2,000,000in exploration and development at the Project pursuant to an option agreement with Canasil datedSeptember 15, 2015.

While Pan American’s claim, if proved, could impact Orex’s interest in the Project,Orex is not currently in a position to comment on the merits of Pan American’s claim. Orex will be monitoring the situation and seeking further information from Canasil.

About Orex Minerals

Orex is a Canadian-based junior exploration company comprised of highly qualified mining professionals.

Orex has several current projects: the Coneto Silver-Gold Project inDurango, Mexico, as a joint venture with Fresnillo PLC; the Sandra Escobar Silver Project, also inDurango, Mexico, as a joint venture with Canasil Resources Inc., and the Jumping Josephine Gold Project inBritish Columbia, Canada.

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