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Athabasca Minerals Announces Insider-Led, Non-Dilutive $2 Million Shareholder Loan

May 2, 2022

Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - May 2, 2022) - Athabasca Minerals Inc. (TSXV: AMI) ("Athabasca" or the "Corporation"), an integrated group of companies that supplies sand products, aggregates, technical services and competitive market solutions using technology, announces that it has entered into an insider-led, non-dilutive shareholder loan agreement (the "Loan") for funds of approximately $2 million. The Loan is backed by Directors, Officers, members of senior management and two existing, arms-length AMI investors.

The Loan closed on April 29, 2022, and will support near-term working capital opportunities in 2022. The Loan has a period of one (1) year from the closing date (the "Period"), with 12% interest, flexibility for accelerated repayment without penalties, and with no closing or ancillary fees.

Robert Beekhuizen, CEO of Athabasca Minerals states: "AMI is seeing an increasing number of opportunities across the company, including increased demand for sand & gravel from its corporate pits in its base division, AMI Aggregates. The shareholder Loan is a rapid response to pursue these opportunities with contracting strategies and working capital to commence production and sales. Management is pleased with the confidence and financial support from our Board of Directors, officers, select staff and the participating arms-length AMI investors which allows us to maintain momentum with these upcoming pursuits."

ABOUT ATHABASCA MINERALS INC.

Athabasca Minerals is an integrated group of companies capable of full life-cycle development and supply of aggregates and industrial minerals. The Corporation is comprised of the following business units: AMI Silica, (www.amisilica.com) with resource holdings and business interests in Alberta, North-East BC, and the United States; AMI Aggregates, with aggregates from its corporate pits and which manages the Coffey Lake Public Pit for the Government of Alberta; Métis North Sand & Gravel which is a strategic partnership with the McKay Métis Group to deliver aggregates to the energy, infrastructure, and construction sectors in the Wood Buffalo region; AMI RockChain, a technology-enabled business using its proprietary RockChain™ digital platform, automated supply-chain and logistics solutions, quality-assurance & safety programs to deliver products across Canada; and TerraShift Engineering which conducts resource exploration, regulatory, mining, environmental and reclamation engineering for a growing nation-wide customer base and is also the developer of its proprietary TerraMaps™ software.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain statements or disclosures relating to Athabasca that are based on the expectations of its management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to Athabasca which may constitute forward-looking statements or information ("forward-looking statements") under applicable securities laws. All such statements and disclosures, other than those of historical fact, which address activities, events, outcomes, results or developments that Athabasca anticipates or expects may, or will occur in the future (in whole or in part) should be considered forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words "would", "will", "anticipates", believes", "explores" and similar expressions.

Athabasca believes the material factors, expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable at this time but no assurance can be given that these factors, expectations and assumptions will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are not guarantees of future performance and should not be unduly relied upon. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements including, without limitation: a significant expansion in COVID-19 restricting or prohibiting the operation of the Athabasca's facilities or significantly impacting the Company's supply chain; the duration and extent of the relatively low global oil prices; general economic, market and business conditions including those in the event of an epidemic, natural disaster or other event; increased costs and expenses; reliance on industry partners; and certain other risks detailed from time to time in Athabasca's public disclosure documents including, without limitation, those risks identified in this news release, and in Athabasca's annual information form, copies of which are available on Athabasca's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. Moreover, the duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unknown at this time and it is not possible to reliably estimate the length and severity of these developments and the impact on the financial results and condition of the Company. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Corporation undertakes no obligations to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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