INV Metals Awarded Exploration Concessions

TORONTO, ON – January 23, 2017 – INV Metals (“INV Metals” or “Company”) (TSX: INV) is pleased to report it has been awarded the mining title to 9 adjoining concessions in Ecuador, totalling 30,278 hectares, named the Las Peñas project (“Las Peñas” or “Property”).

Ms. Candace MacGibbon, CEO, stated “We are very pleased with the acquisition of this sizeable greenfields exploration project. The Company believes Las Peñas holds numerous low and intermediate sulphidation gold, silver and base metal targets. There is considerable exploration potential within Ecuador and the Company is pleased to add this highly prospective exploration project to its portfolio of assets.”

The concessions are located in the provinces of Azuay and Cañar, approximately 20 to 40 km north of the Company’s Loma Larga gold development project. Las Peñas is situated within a NE-SW mineralized structural trend, covering an area of approximately 70 km by 30 km which hosts the Rio Blanco gold and silver project to the south west.  Previous work in the area was carried out between 1993 and 2000 by various parties, indicating the presence of potential gold mineralization through the numerous geochemical anomalies, alteration and mineralization already identified on the Property.

Qualified Person

The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Ms. Shastri Ramnath, P.Geo, a Licensed Professional Geologist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and consultant to the Company, who is a “qualified person” within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Minerals Projects.

About INVTM Metals

INVTM Metals is an international mineral resource company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal projects in Ecuador. Currently, INVTM Metals’ primary assets are: (1) its 100% interest in the Loma Larga gold property in Ecuador, (2) its 35% interest in the Kaoko property, located in Namibia, and (3) its 100% interest in the Las Peñas exploration project in Ecuador.

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