Gold Reserve Provides Update on Agreements with Venezuela


Gold Reserve Inc. (TSX.V:GRZ) (OTCQB:GDRZF) (the “Company” or “Gold Reserve”) reported today that its senior executives continue to meet in Caracas with Venezuelan government officials to finalize the settlement and mixed company agreements, as well as related documents from various Venezuelan government entities.

On June 7, 2016, President Nicolas Maduro Moros, in an address on national television, announced the creation of a new Ministry exclusively dedicated to mining activities, named the Ministry for Ecological Mining Development. President Maduro also announced that six agreements would be executed in the near term, which the Company understands includes the agreement between Gold Reserve and Venezuela.

Doug Belanger, President, stated that, “We have made significant progress and believe we are in the final stage of completing these agreements and the recent approval of the new Ministry and the announcement by President Maduro appear to be a confirmation of these efforts.”

Further information regarding the Company can be located at, and

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


This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable U.S. federal securities laws and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial and territorial securities laws that state Gold Reserve’s or its management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future. In this release, forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management at this time, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.

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