Skeena Appoints New Director

December 15, 2016

NR: 16-29

Vancouver, BC (December 15, 2016) Skeena Resources Limited (TSX.V: SKE) (“Skeena” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Parry to the Board of Directors of the Company as an independent director.

“We are privileged to have Mr. Parry join the Board of Skeena. Mr. Parry has held leadership positions for a number of mining companies across a broad range of commodities. He brings a strong technical background and a proven business track record. His depth of experience in all aspects of junior mining includes exploration, development and mine finance. Mr. Parry will be an invaluable addition to Skeena’s Board of Directors,” commented Walter Coles Jr., Skeena’s President & CEO.

Mr. Parry is currently the President & CEO and co-founder of IsoEnergy Ltd. He is also a co-founder and director of NexGen Energy Ltd. and a Senior Advisor and a founding-shareholder of EMR Capital. Prior to that, Mr. Parry was a co-founder and Executive Director of the Tigers Realm Group of companies and is the former CEO of Tigers Realm Coal where he led the discovery and development of the Amaam North coking coal project. Mr. Parry began his career as a geologist with Rio Tinto. He holds an Honours Degree in Geology from the University of New South Wales and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

This appointment is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

About Skeena

Skeena Resources Limited is a junior Canadian mining exploration company focused on developing prospective base and precious metal properties in the Golden Triangle region of northwest British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s primary activities are the evaluation and development of the Spectrum-GJ gold-copper project as well as exploration on the recently optioned past-producing Snip gold mine, acquired from Barrick Gold, and the past-producing Porter Idaho silver mine. Skeena’s management includes a highly experienced team of mine-finders, including Ron Netolitzky, Chairman of the Board.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Skeena Resources Limited,

Walt Coles Jr.

President & CEO

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

Certain statements made and information contained herein may constitute “forward looking information” and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation, including, among other things, information with respect to this presentation. These statements and information are based on facts currently available to the Company and there is no assurance that actual results will meet management’s expectations. Forward-looking statements and information may be identified by such terms as “anticipates”, “believes”, “targets”, “estimates”, “plans”, “expects”, “may”, “will”, “could” or “would”. Forward-looking statements and information contained herein are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the estimation of Mineral Resources and Reserves, the realization of Mineral Resource and Reserve estimates, metal prices, taxation, the estimation, timing and amount of future exploration and development, capital and operating costs, the availability of financing, the receipt of regulatory approvals, environmental risks, title disputes and other matters. While the Company considers its assumptions to be reasonable as of the date hereof, forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees of future performance and readers should not place undue importance on such statements as actual events and results may differ materially from those described herein. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements or information except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For Further Information Contact:
Walt Coles Jr., President & CEO or Tony Perri - Investor Relations, Manager
Suite 650, 1021 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6E 0C3
Tel: (604) 684-8725 Fax: (604) 558-7695 Email:

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