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B2Gold Announces Otjikoto Project Update

Mine Construction on Budget and on Schedule

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/14 -- B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO)(NYSE MKT:BTG)(NAMIBIAN:B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce construction at the Otjikoto Mine in Namibia remains on budget and on schedule for completion in the fourth quarter of 2014. In addition the Company announces further high grade drilling results from the Wolfshag zone at Otjikoto.

Construction Update

Construction of the Otjikoto open pit gold mine remains on schedule to commence gold production in late 2014. All major excavations on the project are complete and the only substantial earthworks project remaining is the relocation of a gravel district road (scheduled to be completed in Q3, 2014). More than 16,000 cubic metres of concrete have been poured and less than 10% of the total volume remains outstanding. Steel erection continues on site and millwrights are currently installing the crusher and milling circuits. All material earthworks in the tailings pond have been completed and water has been captured from the rainy season to start the mill. Total employees and contractors on site now totals approximately 1,000.

Mining remains on budget with 2014 forecasts and more than 7.5 million tonnes have been moved since pit inception. The project team has recently begun to mine ore and is placing material on the stockpile in anticipation for start-up.

Based on the Feasibility Study, the projected average annual production for the first five years is approximately 141,000 ounces of gold per year at an average operating cash cost of $525 per ounce and for the LOM approximately 112,000 ounces of gold per year at an average operating cash cost of $689 per ounce. Total construction and development costs remain in line with the Otjikoto feasibility study released in February 2013, including pre-development costs of $244 million and deferred stripping estimates of $33 million. The Otjikoto feasibility study also assumed that a further $60 million in mobile mining fleet and power plant costs would be lease financed. Leasing arrangements were finalised in the fourth quarter of 2013 and will finance a total of $34 million of mobile mining fleet costs based on current foreign exchange rates. The balance of the fleet and power plant costs has been funded from the Company's existing cash flows and credit facilities.

Given the discovery of the high grade Wolfshag zone near the planned open pit, the plant facility and support infrastructure will be built to support a plant expansion from the initial processing capability of 2.5 million tonnes per annum to 3.0 million tonnes. The increased throughput will be achieved through the installation of a pebble crusher, additional leach tanks and mining equipment at a total cost of approximately $15 million. Once the expansion is completed at the end of 2015, the Company expects that the annual gold production from the main Otjikoto pit would increase to approximately 170,000 ounces per year. The Company will rerun mine plans to include the higher grade Wolfshag zone.

Exploration Drill Results

The Company is also pleased to announce continued high grade results from the exploration drilling program on the recently discovered Wolfshag zone at its Otjikoto Gold Project in Namibia. The infill drilling on the Wolfshag zone continues to confirm the continuity of the main high grade shoots, WA and WB. The Wolfshag zone plunges at 10 to 15 degrees to the southwest and has been traced down plunge for 1,600 metres, and remains open to depth. Recent results are highlighted by hole WH14-162 which intersected 29.65 metres grading 9.53 g/t gold (7.70 g/t gold with assays capped at 45 g/t gold), including 15.30 metres at 17.34 g/t gold (13.78 g/t gold with assays capped at 45 g/t gold).

Drilling this year has concentrated on infilling the northern portion of the Wolfshag zone to allow for conversion of portions of the recently defined inferred resource of 6.8 million tonnes grading 3.2 g/t gold (703,000 contained ounces gold) (see B2Gold news release dated January 22, 2014) to an indicated mineral resource category. Conceptual studies for incorporation of the Wolfshag resource into the Otjikoto mine plan have started in support of the Otjikoto mine expansion. Results have been received from all but five holes of the exploration program completed to date. Select significant new results (uncapped) from the Wolfshag drilling include, from north to south:


--  WH14-155 with 8.95 metres at 4.37 g/t gold; 
--  WH14-135 with 15.00 metres at 7.43 g/t gold, including 7.62 metres at
    12.91 g/t gold; 
--  WH14-139 with 7.40 metres at 7.78 g/t gold; including 2.60 metres at
    11.07 g/t gold; 
--  WH14-162 with 29.65 metres at 9.53 g/t gold, including 15.30 metres at
    17.34 g/t gold; 
--  WH14-171 with 19.95 metres at 11.78 g/t gold; including 10.80 metres at
    20.58 g/t gold; 
--  WH14-173 with 12.70 metres at 6.42 g/t, including 5.75 metres at 11.30
    g/t gold. 
--  WH14-175 with 23.00 metres at 6.15 g/t gold, including 2.85 metres at
    19.09 g/t gold; and, 
--  WH14-185 with 25.25 metres at 5.80 g/t gold, including 9.95 metres at
    8.49 g/t gold. 

(A table of selected results can be found below)

Sixty-three holes totalling 13,230 metres have been drilled to date in the 2014 exploration program budgeted for $8 million. Infill drilling of the northern portion of the Wolfshag zone has been completed with the new holes increasing the drilling density to 25 metres spacing on 50 metres spaced section lines. This infill drilling is anticipated to upgrade the conceptual open pit portion of the Wolfshag zone to an indicated mineral resource category with the new resource estimation for the zone expected to be completed by year end. Six metallurgical test sample holes were also completed as part of the current program. Samples totalling 2.2 tonnes were selected from these and previous Wolfshag zone drill holes and shipped to SGS Lakefield's laboratory in Canada for gold recovery and comminution test work. Drill hole WH14-162 represents the best hole to date in the northern most portion of the Wolfshag zone and like other holes in the central portion of the WA shoot, such as OTG25D, located 550 metres further south, with 19.81 metres at 15.00 g/t gold (see B2Gold news release dated December 11, 2012), is remarkable in the continuity of high grade sample values within the zone. Mineralization in this hole is associated with higher concentrations of pyrite-magnetite-calcite in veins, steep tension gashes and replacement zones hosted within albitite + calcite + clay altered metasediments, marble lenses and pyritic chalky shears.

Exploration work is continuing on the Wolfshag zone with two drills currently active on infill drilling of the southern extensions of the zone to potentially allow for inclusion of this area into an inferred mineral resource class. Additional results will be released as they become available. Future work will continue to follow the Wolfshag zone at depth and to test several other targets and on the property.


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                                                               Au g/t       
            LINE  STATION     From       To               Au   Cut to       
HoleID       (N)      (E) (metres) (metres)  Length      g/t    45g/t   Zone
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WH14-148   8750N    4780E    29.54    39.00    9.46    3.750    3.750     WB
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including                    29.54    35.94    6.40    5.392    5.392     WB
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WH14-150   8750N    4805E    32.70    47.50   14.80    1.336    1.336     WB
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WH14-152   8750N    4830E    22.00    25.00    3.00    1.873    1.873     WA
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WH14-163   8750N    4950E    23.00    28.30    5.30    0.778    0.778   WH41
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WH14-151   8650N    4800E    22.50    23.72    1.22    2.438    2.438    EBS
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and                          37.00    42.62    5.62    0.565    0.565     WA
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and                          50.22    61.48   11.26    1.382    1.382     WB
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WH14-153   8650N    4825E    26.00    36.10   10.10    1.353    1.353     WA
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and                          54.45    68.20   13.75    2.634    2.634     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                          95.60    97.20    1.60    1.372    1.372    WBS
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WH14-155   8650N    4850E    43.10    48.30    5.20    1.514    1.514     WA
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and                          60.00    61.00    1.00    7.000    7.000  Other
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                          69.45    78.40    8.95    4.368    4.368     WB
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WH14-157   8650N    4875E    77.93    89.79   11.86    0.680    0.680     WB
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WH14-181   8650N    4900E   139.80   147.00    7.20    1.217    1.217    EBS
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WH14-166   8650N    4975E    75.25    79.80    4.55    1.473    1.473   WH41
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WH14-168   8650N    5000E    89.45    93.00    3.55   10.089   10.089   WH41
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WH14-136   8550N    4785E    56.15    64.70    8.55    0.537    0.537     WA
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WH14-135   8550N    4810E    54.00    69.00   15.00    7.434    7.434     WA
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including                    60.32    67.94    7.62   12.913   12.913     WA
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WH14-137   8550N    4835E    61.35    72.30   10.95    6.872    6.872     WA
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and                          78.05    80.50    2.45    3.265    3.265     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                          WB
and                          86.70    91.85    5.15    1.082    1.082  UPPER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                          98.55   108.00    9.45    1.994    1.994     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         143.30   150.30    7.00    0.616    0.616     WD
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WH14-140   8550N    4860E    62.11    81.12   19.01    1.972    1.972     WA
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including                    71.04    74.42    3.38    6.628    6.628     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         101.75   117.35   15.60    1.946    1.946     WB
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WH14-142   8550N    4885E    60.40    67.10    6.70    0.618    0.618     WA
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                                                                          WA
and                         103.00   112.00    9.00    2.049    2.049  UPPER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         115.20   122.85    7.65    5.055    5.055     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         147.50   153.75    6.25    0.497    0.497     WC
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WH14-144   8550N    4910E   122.60   131.00    8.40    0.719    0.719     WB
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WH14-138   8450N    4810E    89.59    91.81    2.22    1.633    1.633     WA
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WH14-134   8450N    4835E    87.60    89.10    1.50    5.255    5.255     WA
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and                          92.60   107.10   14.50    2.124    2.124     WA
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WH14-139   8450N    4860E    92.70   100.10    7.40    7.780    7.780     WA
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including                    95.55    98.15    2.60   11.069   11.069     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         105.60   110.55    4.95    3.716    3.716     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         137.45   145.75    8.30    1.387    1.387     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
including                   140.50   144.00    3.50    2.911    2.911     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         189.15   194.00    4.85    1.052    1.052     WF
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WH14-141   8450N    4885E    92.75    95.40    2.65    1.387    1.387     WA
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and                          98.50   104.10    5.60    2.318    2.318     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         107.40   118.20   10.80    1.110    1.110     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         139.40   148.60    9.20    5.423    3.962     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         193.85   194.30    0.45    8.000    8.000     WD
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         198.40   204.50    6.10    0.719    0.719     WD
                         ---------------------------------------------------
including                   202.00   204.50    2.50    1.434    1.434     WD
                         ---------------------------------------------------
WH14-143   8450N    4910E   107.76   113.50    5.74    0.661    0.661     WA
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and                         119.65   126.60    6.95    0.650    0.650     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         145.00   157.30   12.30    1.848    1.848     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         187.95   198.35   10.40    0.876    0.876     WG
                         ---------------------------------------------------
including                   195.80   198.35    2.55    2.438    2.438     WG
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WH14-145   8450N    4935E   127.50   127.90    0.40    6.910    6.910    EBS
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WH14-160   8350N    4840E   118.40   119.40    1.00    4.400    4.400     WA
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and                         123.85   125.45    1.60   14.275   14.275     WA
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WH14-162   8350N    4865E   121.80   151.45   29.65    9.534    7.695     WA
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including                   127.10   142.40   15.30   17.341   13.778     WA
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WH14-165   8350N    4890E   127.20   144.60   17.40    2.507    2.507     WA
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including                   134.30   137.00    2.70    7.356    7.356     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                          WB
and                         147.65   149.55    1.90    2.543    2.543  UPPER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                          WB
and                         180.40   181.60    1.20    1.764    1.764  LOWER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         205.10   207.25    2.15    2.141    2.141     WF
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         235.45   242.00    6.55    1.098    1.098     WF
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WH14-167   8350N    4915E   137.00   142.60    5.60    0.766    0.766     WA
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and                         150.10   157.00    6.90    1.490    1.490     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         181.00   190.55    9.55    3.363    3.363     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         182.10   190.55    8.45    3.704    3.704     WB
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and                         231.00   234.00    3.00    1.154    1.154     WD
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WH14-170   8350N    4940E   136.30   139.25    2.95    1.288    1.288  Other
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and                         194.70   198.00    3.30   25.629   10.742     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
including                   194.70   195.45    0.75  110.500   45.000     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         225.45   229.00    3.55    2.931    2.931     WC
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WH14-172   8350N    4965E    63.90    66.91    3.01    0.477    0.477    OTC
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WH14-169   8250N    4870E   157.80   160.00    2.20    0.442    0.442     WA
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WH14-171   8250N    4895E   154.90   174.85   19.95   11.783    9.949     WA
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including                   159.60   170.40   10.80   20.578   17.189     WA
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WH14-173   8250N    4920E    75.60    77.20    1.60    1.407    1.407    OTC
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and                         159.40   172.10   12.70    6.416    6.416     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
including                   163.60   169.35    5.75   11.295   11.295     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         176.00   181.00    5.00    1.460    1.460     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                          WB
and                         184.00   189.60    5.60    0.769    0.769  UPPER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         199.60   201.10    1.50    2.659    2.659    WBS
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         258.00   264.60    6.60    0.544    0.544     WD
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WH14-176   8250N    4945E   168.85   172.80    3.95    0.528    0.528     WA
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and                         179.40   183.50    4.10    1.079    1.079     WA
                         ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                          WB
and                         205.60   216.60   11.00    1.861    1.861  UPPER
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         231.40   234.80    3.40    2.326    2.326    WBS
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         238.50   241.65    3.15    1.757    1.757     WC
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         269.35   271.60    2.25    2.813    2.813     WD
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and                         275.70   279.25    3.55    0.921    0.921     WD
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WH14-178   8255N    4970E   212.52   218.87    6.35    0.607    0.607    EBS
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and                         243.14   253.57   10.43    2.013    2.013    EBS
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and                         257.42   262.45    5.03    2.468    2.468     WC
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and                         275.03   284.30    9.27    0.421    0.421     WD
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WH14-175   8150N    5000E   193.90   216.90   23.00    6.149    6.149     WA
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including                   206.30   209.15    2.85   19.089   19.089     WA
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and                         222.00   223.95    1.95    1.667    1.667    WBS
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WH14-177   8150N  5026.5E   199.70   204.90    5.20    1.889    1.889     WA
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and                         208.80   222.65   13.85    2.561    2.561     WA
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including                   208.80   215.10    6.30    4.657    4.657     WA
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WH14-179   8150N    5053E   204.50   210.30    5.80    2.010    2.010     WA
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and                         222.60   230.30    7.70    2.088    2.088     WA
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and                         250.30   258.30    8.00    2.794    2.794     WB
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and                         282.60   284.60    2.00    0.790    0.790     WC
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WH14-180   8150N  5079.5E   249.45   256.85    7.40    0.697    0.697     WB
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and                         260.10   265.60    5.50    0.990    0.990     WB
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         283.60   288.75    5.15    0.579    0.579     WC
                         ---------------------------------------------------
and                         294.00   294.55    0.55    3.370    3.370     WC
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and                         322.40   329.05    6.65    1.177    1.177     WE
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WH14-185   8050N    5041E   224.30   249.55   25.25    5.799    5.763     WA
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incl                        236.50   246.45    9.95    8.490    8.490     WA
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WH14-188   8050N  5067.5E   229.65   253.35   23.70    2.246    2.246     WA
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incl                        238.64   245.85    7.21    4.574    4.574     WA
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True widths for the WA and WB shoots are 85-95% of intersected widths.      
 Revised geological interpretations and 3D modeling is underway to determine
 the geometry of the lower and eastern shoots.                              

B2Gold's Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Quality assurance and quality control procedures include the systematic insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates into the core sample strings. The primary laboratory for Otjikoto is ALS Minerals in Johannesburg, South Africa, where samples are analysed by metallic screen fire assay and/or fire assay with atomic absorption finish and/or gravimetric finish using one assay tonne. Samples are prepared at ALS Minerals in Swakopmund, Namibia. Bureau Vertitas, Swakopmund, Namibia, is the umpire laboratory. All results stated in this announcement have passed B2Gold's quality assurance and quality control ("QA/QC") protocols. Tom Garagan is the Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101.

ON BEHALF OF B2GOLD CORP.

Clive T. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer

For more information on B2Gold please visit the Company web site at www.b2gold.com.

This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation, including statements regarding anticipated exploration and development activities, completion of construction and the timing and amount of projected production at the Otjikoto Project, other operational and economic projections, and other anticipated developments on the company's properties. Estimates of mineral resources and reserves are also forward looking statements because they constitute projections regarding the amount of minerals that may be encountered in the future and/or the anticipated economics of production, should a production decision be made. All statements in this press release that address events or developments that we expect to occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, although not always, identified by words such as "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "project", "target", "potential", "schedule", "forecast", "budget", "estimate", "intend" or "believe" and similar expressions or their negative connotations, or that events or conditions "will", "would", "may", "could", "should" or "might" occur. All such forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Forward-looking statements necessarily involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond B2Gold's control, including risks associated with the uncertainty of reserve and resource estimates; volatility of metal prices; risks of exploration, development and mining; financing risks; adequate infrastructure, energy and other inputs; shortages or cost increases in necessary equipment, supplies and labour; regulatory, political and country risks; reliance upon third parties; litigation; and other risks identified in B2Gold's filings with Canadian securities regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which may be viewed at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, no assurance can be given that any events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do, what benefits B2Gold will derive therefrom. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. B2Gold disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as required by law.

The disclosure in this press release regarding mineral properties was prepared in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101-Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"), which differs significantly from the mineral reserve disclosure requirements of the SEC set out in Industry Guide 7. In particular, this press release uses the term "resources", which are not "reserves". U.S. companies subject to the disclosure requirements of the SEC are not normally permitted to disclose mineralization unless they constitute "reserves". Accordingly, while mineral resources are recognized and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101, the SEC's Industry Guide 7 does not recognize them or permit U.S. companies to disclose them in their filings with the SEC. Investors are specifically cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral zones in these categories will ever be converted into SEC defined mineral reserves. Investors should also understand that "inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. Under Canadian rules, estimated "inferred mineral resources" may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an "inferred mineral resource" exists or is economically or legally mineable. Disclosure of "contained ounces" in a resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute "reserves" by SEC standards as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. In addition, the definition of "reserves" under NI 43-101 and the SEC's Industry Guide 7 differs significantly. Under SEC standards, mineralization may not be classified as a "reserve" unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. Among other things, all necessary permits would be required to be in hand or issuance imminent in order to classify mineralized material as reserves under the SEC standards. As a result, reserves disclosed by the company may not qualify for reserves as defined in the SEC's Industry Guide 7. For the above reasons, information contained in this press release that describes the Company's mineral reserve and resource estimates is not comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements of the SEC.

Contacts:
B2Gold Corp.
Ian MacLean
Vice President, Investor Relations
604-681-8371

B2Gold Corp.
Shaun Johnson
Investor Relations Associate
604-681-8371
www.b2gold.com

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"A lot of times people will come to us and have a very diverse set of requirements or very customized need and we'll help them to implement it in a fashion that you can't just buy off of the shelf," explained Nick Rose, CTO of Enzu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
A look across the tech landscape at the disruptive technologies that are increasing in prominence and speculate as to which will be most impactful for communications – namely, AI and Cloud Computing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Curtis Peterson, VP of Operations at RingCentral, will highlight the current challenges of these transformative technologies and share strategies for preparing your organization for these changes. This “view from the top” will outline the latest trends and developm...
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, discussed the impact of technology on identity. Sho...
China Unicom exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, in November 2016. China United Network Communications Group Co. Ltd ("China Unicom") was officially established in 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. China Unicom mainly operates a full range of telecommunications services including mobile broadband (GSM, WCDMA, LTE FDD, TD-LTE), fixed-line broadband, ICT, data communica...
Zerto exhibited at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which took place at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, in June 2016. Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform™, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual...