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Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Alamos and Richmont Shareholders Vote in Favour of Proposed Plan of Arrangement

Toronto (ots/PRNewswire) - Alamos Gold Inc. ("Alamos") (TSX: AGI) (NYSE: AGI) and Richmont Mines Inc. ("Richmont") (TSX: RIC) (NYSE: RIC) today announced that Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS") and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC ("Glass Lewis"), two leading proxy advisory firms, have recommended that both Alamos and Richmont shareholders vote FOR the plan of arrangement (the "Transaction") whereby Alamos will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Richmont, at their special meetings of shareholders to be held on November 16, 2017.

ISS and Glass Lewis cited the sound strategic and financial rationale in recommending Alamos and Richmont shareholders vote in favour of the Transaction.

Attention Alamos and Richmont Shareholders

Richmont and Alamos shareholders are reminded to vote their proxy before 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Eastern time), respectively, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Alamos and Richmont's Board of Directors unanimously recommend that their shareholders vote IN FAVOUR of the proposed Transaction.

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About Alamos Gold Inc.
Alamos is a Canadian-based intermediate gold producer with diversified
production from three operating mines in North America. This includes
the Young-Davidson mine in northern Ontario, Canada and the Mulatos
and El Chanate mines in Sonora State, Mexico. Additionally, the
Company has a significant portfolio of development stage projects in
Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and the United States. Alamos employs more
than 1,300 people and is committed to the highest standards of
sustainable development. The Company's shares are traded on the TSX
and NYSE under the symbol "AGI".
About Richmont Mines Inc.
Richmont Mines currently produces gold from the Island Gold Mine in
Ontario and is also advancing development of the significant
high-grade resource extension to the east and at depth. With more than
35 years of experience in gold production, exploration and
development, and prudent financial management, the Corporation has
successfully positioned the Island Gold Mine to cost-effectively build
its Canadian reserve base and to enter its next phase of growth. The
Corporation's shares are traded on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol
"RIC".
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release, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and
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Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and
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Please consult the section titled "Risk Factors" in Alamos' Annual
Information Form and other disclosures of "Risk Factors" by Alamos,
available on SEDAR and EDGAR. There can be no assurance that such
statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future
events could differ materially from those anticipated in such
statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.
The TSX and NYSE have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility
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securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or
disapproved the information contained herein.
Please visit the Alamos and Richmont websites at
http://www.alamosgold.com or http://www.richmont-mines.com or contact:
Scott Parsons, Vice-President, Investor Relations, Alamos Gold Inc.,
416-368-9932 x 5439, sparsons@alamosgold.com; Anne Day, Senior Vice
President, Investor Relations, Richmont Mines Inc., 416-368-0291 ext.
105, aday@richmont-mines.com

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