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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orla Mining Ltd. (TSX-V:OLA) (the “Company” or “Orla”) announces that its Board of Directors has approved a proposed share for debt settlement (the “Shares for Debt Settlement”) with certain creditors, providing for the settlement of an aggregate of $206,783 in debt through the issuance of an aggregate of 147,702 common shares of the Company at an issue price of $1.40 per common share.

The Shares for Debt Settlement is subject to approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Orla Mining

Orla Mining is a mineral exploration company led by a group of seasoned mining executives with strong financial backing. The company's focus is to acquire mineral exploration opportunities where the Company's exploration and development expertise and corporate share structure could substantially enhance shareholder value.

The 100% owned Cerro Quema project in Panama includes a near-term gold production scenario and significant exploration upside. Cerro Quema's 14,800 Ha concession boasts paved road access, a supportive local population and private land ownership. The Cerro Quema project is currently in the last stage of the permitting process for a proposed open pit mine and gold heap leach operation. Please refer to the Cerro Quema Project - Pre-feasibility Study on the La Pava and Quemita Oxide Gold Deposits dated August 22, 2014, which is available on SEDAR. Camino Rojo is an advanced gold and silver project located in Zacatecas  State,  Central  Mexico.  The project is  100%  owned  and  has historical oxide reserves along with historical sulphide resources. It covers  over 200,000 hectares and  the Company believes  it has exploration  potential for additional oxide and sulphide mineral resources. Access and infrastructure are excellent with a paved highway and powerline nearby. A NI 43-101 Technical Report on Camino  Rojo is  available on SEDAR  under the  profile of  Canplats Resources Corporation (acquired by Goldcorp in 2010).

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

For further information, please contact:

Orla Mining Ltd.
Marc Prefontaine
President & Chief Executive Officer
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