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VANCOUVER, BC: October 31, 2017 – Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp. (CSE: BOLT) (the “Company”) announces that the Company’s common shares will be split on the basis of one and one-half (1.5) new shares for each one (1) old share (the “Forward Split”), and will begin trading on a post-split basis on November 3, 2017. The Forward Split is being conducted on a push-out basis. Share certificates or DRS advices for the additional shares resulting from the Forward Split will be mailed on or about November 9, 2017 to shareholders of record as of November 6, 2017. After giving effect to the Forward Split, the Company will have approximately 44,464,036 common shares outstanding.

Outstanding stock options and share purchase warrants will also be adjusted by the Forward Split ratio and the respective exercise prices of outstanding stock options and share purchase warrants will be adjusted accordingly.

Shareholders of the Company, with or without a physical share certificate, do not need to take any action with respect to the Forward Split. The Company’s transfer agent will send registered owners of common shares a share certificate or DRS advice which will represent the additional number of common shares to be received as a result of the Forward Split.

Pacific Rim Cobalt Corp.
Ranjeet Sundher – President and CEO
(604) 671-6962
rsundher@pacificrimcobalt.com

Steve Vanry – CFO & Director
(604) 671-9522
steve@vanrycap.com

Sean Bromley – Director & Investor Contact
(778) 985-8934
sean@theparmargroup.com

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

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements in this news release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed here and elsewhere in both Pacific Rim Cobalt’s periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. When used in this news release, words such as “will”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “potential”, “should,” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. Information provided in this document is necessarily summarized and may not contain all available material information.

Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future oriented events and other statements that are not facts. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by management based on the business and markets in which Pacific Rim Cobalt operates, are inherently subject to significant operational, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies.

Such forward-looking statements should therefore be construed in light of such factors.

Although Pacific Rim Cobalt has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, there can be other factors that cause results, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate or that management’s expectations or estimates of future developments, circumstances or results will materialize.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this news release, and Pacific Rim Cobalt disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise such information, except as required by applicable law, and Pacific Rim Cobalt does not assume any liability for disclosure relating to any other company herein.