Surge Appoints New President & CEO

Vancouver, BC – January 6, 2020 – Surge Exploration Inc. (“the Company” or “Surge”) (TSXV: SUR, OTC: SURJF, FRA: DJ5C) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Wilson President, CEO and a Director of the Company effective May 1, 2020.

Mr. Wilson has been in the mining and natural resource industry for over twenty years. Mr. Wilson is currently President of Baroyeca Gold & Silver Inc.. Formerly Mr. Wilson was President & CEO of Fuse Cobalt Inc. and Nevada Energy Metals Inc.

Concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Wilson, Surge announces the resignation of Tim Fernback as President, CEO and a Director of the Company. Surge thanks Mr. Fernback for his contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

About Surge Exploration Inc.

The Company is a Canadian-based mineral exploration company which has been active in the resource sector in British Columbia and elsewhere in Canada.

Vancouver Island Caledonia (Poly Metallic) Project, British Columbia

Surge Exploration Inc. has entered into a Property Option Agreement to acquire a 100% interest in seven (7) mineral claims known as the Caledonia, Cascade and Bluebell, subject to a NSR between 1-2%. Located in the Nanaimo Mining District of northern Vancouver Island, the claims are adjacent to the joint venture partnership between Freeport-McMoRan and Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. Under the terms of this joint venture partnership agreement, Freeport-McMoRan can earn up to a 65% with C$24 million in exploration expenditures over seven years. Freeport-McMoRan is currently one of the world’s largest copper producers.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

“Rick Wilson”

Richard Wilson
President & CEO

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This news release may contain forward‐looking statements which include, but are not limited to, comments that involve future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Except for statements of historical facts, comments that address resource potential, upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt and security of mineral property titles, availability of funds, and others are forward‐looking. Forward‐looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may vary materially from those statements. General business conditions are factors that could cause actual results to vary