March 4, 2018 – Orezone Gold Corporation (TSXV – ORE) announces the appointment of Peter Tam as Chief Financial Officer, joining the Company effective today.  He will be located in the Vancouver office with CEO and President, Patrick Downey, and takes over from Joe McCoy who will remain with the Company in Ottawa as Vice President Administration and Corporate Secretary.

Mr. Tam is a seasoned financial executive and brings to Orezone over twenty years of managerial experience in senior-level finance positions with a broad focus in mining both in North America and internationally.  Most recently, he was Vice-President, Finance at Nevsun Resources Ltd. and previous to that, he was Chief Financial Officer at Elgin Mining Inc. from 2012 up to date of its acquisition in September 2014.  Mr. Tam holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with honours, from the University of British Columbia. He is a registered Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

“I am very pleased to welcome Peter to the leadership team and look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the Company and its flagship Bomboré project through this next stage of development.  His successful track record in mine financings through development construction, start-ups and operations will be a valuable asset as we transition from an exploration to a development company.” stated Mr. Downey.  “I am also pleased that Joe, who has been an invaluable member of the senior management team for over seven years, will continue to play an active role with the Company.”

About Orezone Gold Corporation

Orezone is a Canadian company with a successful gold discovery track record and recent mine development experience in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company owns a 90% interest in Bomboré, a fully permitted, undeveloped oxide gold deposit in West Africa, which is situated 85 km east of the capital city, adjacent to an international highway.

For further information please contact Orezone at +1 (613) 241-3699 or visit the Company’s website at www.orezone.com.

Orezone Gold Corporation

Patrick Downey,

President and Chief Executive Officer

Tel: 1 613 241 3699 / Toll Free: 1 888 673 0663

info@orezone.com / www.orezone.com

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