B2Gold Corp. Announces Results of Vote for Election of Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 17, 2015) - B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO)(NYSE MKT:BTG)(NAMIBIAN:B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the voting results from the election of its Board of Directors at the Company's annual general and special meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") held on June 12, 2015. The director nominees listed in the Management Information Circular dated May 8, 2015 were elected as directors of B2Gold at the Meeting. Detailed results of the vote are set out below:

Nominee Name Total Votes in Favour (%) Total Votes
Withheld / Abstained (%)
Outcome of Vote
Clive Johnson 664,483,721 (96.86%) 21,563,332 (3.14%) Approved
Robert Cross 646,980,079 (94.31%) 39,066,974 (5.69%) Approved
Robert Gayton 569,590,100 (83.02%) 116,456,953 (16.98%) Approved
Barry Rayment 666,474,782 (97.15%) 19,572,271 (2.85%) Approved
Jerry Korpan 685,141,155 (99.87%) 905,898 (0.13%) Approved
Bongani Mtshisi 684,981,151 (99.84%) 1,065,902 (0.16%) Approved
Kevin Bullock 652,262,187 (95.08%) 33,784,866 (4.92%) Approved
Mark Connelly 645,823,310 (94.14%) 40,223,743 (5.86%) Approved

The resolutions with respect to the Appointment of Auditors, the Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan and the Restricted Share Unit Plan were also approved by the shareholders of the Company at the Meeting.

About B2Gold

B2Gold is a Vancouver based gold producer with four mines (two in Nicaragua, one in the Philippines and one in Namibia) and a strong portfolio of development and exploration assets in Mali, Nicaragua, Burkina Faso and Colombia.


Clive T. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer

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