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West High Yield Extends Private Placement

CALGARY, Alberta, April 16, 2018 — On February 28, 2018, West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. (“West High Yield” or the “Company“) (TSXV:WHY) announced that it proposed to complete a non-brokered private placement of units (“Units“).

There is no minimum subscription for this offering and a maximum of 2,428,571 Units are proposed to be issued at a price of

$0.35 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $850,000. Each Unit will consist of one common share in the capital of the Company (a “Common Share“) and one-third of one common share purchase warrant (a “Warrant“). Each whole Warrant would entitle the holder to purchase one additional Common Share at an exercise price of $0.55 for a period of one year from the date of issuance of the Warrant.

In connection with the private placement, the Company may pay cash finder’s fees and may issue finder’s fee warrants to eligible arm’s length parties, all in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange. The finder’s fee warrants that may be issued shall be in a number that is up 7% of the Units issued, with each finder’s fee warrant being exercisable to acquire a Common Share at a price of $0.55 per share for a period of 12 months from the date of issuance.

The Company announces that the TSX Venture Exchange has consented to the Company extending the closing of the proposed private placement to a date that is on or before May 14, 2018. The proposed private placement remains subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

As previously disclosed, assuming the maximum offering is completed, approximately $750,000 of the net proceeds are expected to be used for the continuation of the environmental base line study, environmental assessment study and mine plan and permit application and Industrial Quarry Permit application for the Company’s Record Ridge deposit near Rossland, British Columbia and the balance of the net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes.

The Industrial Quarry Permit sought under the Mines Act (British Columbia) will allow for the extraction and sale of up to 249,999 tonnes per annum of industrial rock. The Company is also in the process of developing potential customers with processing facilities and the ability to process the industrial rock. It is anticipated that industrial rock sales will provide cash flows from operations while continued mine plan and permit application efforts are being made.

About West High Yield

West High Yield is a publicly traded junior mining exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties in Canada with a primary objective to locate and develop economic gold, nickel and magnesium properties.

For further information please contact:

Frank Marasco

President and Chief Executive Officer West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. Telephone: (403) 660-3488

Facsimile: (403) 206-7159

Email: [email protected]

Dwayne Vinck

Chief Financial Officer

West High Yield (W.H.Y.) Resources Ltd. Telephone: (403) 257-2637

Facsimile: (403) 206-7159 Email: [email protected]

Reader Advisory

This press release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. The use of any of the words “expect”, “anticipate”, “continue”, “estimate”, “objective”, “ongoing”, “may”, “will”, “project”, “should”, “believe”, “plans”, “intends” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information or statements. More particularly and without limitation, this press release contains forward looking statements and information concerning the terms and timing of the proposed non-brokered private placement of Units, the proposed allocation and use of proceeds, the Company’s business plans and the anticipated sales of industrial rock. The forward-looking statements and information are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking statements and information are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward looking statements and information because the Company can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: general

economic conditions in Canada and globally; industry conditions, including governmental regulation; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, if and when required; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; competition for, among other things, skilled personnel and supplies; changes in tax laws; and the other factors. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which is given as of the date hereof, and to not use such forward-looking information for anything other than its intended purpose. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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 press release.