Gold Reserve Announces Grant of Stock Options

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, February 17, 2017

Gold Reserve Inc. (TSX.V: GRZ) (OTCQB: GDRZF) (“Gold Reserve” or the “Company”) announced the grant of 3,125,000 stock options to its officers and directors. In addition, a total of 1,902,500 stock options were granted to employees and consultants of the Company. In January, 1,469,500 stock options exercisable at US $2.89 expired. The stock options granted on February 16, 2017 are exercisable at US $3.15, have a 10-year term, and have been issued under the Company’s existing 2012 Equity Incentive Plan.

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Gold Reserve Inc. Contact
A. Douglas Belanger, President
926 W. Sprague Ave., Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201 USA
Tel. (509) 623-1500
Fax (509) 623-1634

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