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November 7, 2014

Romarco Minerals, Inc. developing Lancaster County operations at Haile Gold Mine
$353 million investment to result in an expected 270 new jobs
COLUMBIA, S.C. An exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development
of precious metals mineral properties is entering into the construction and production phase of its Lancaster County
operations. Registered in Canada, but headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., Romarco Minerals, Inc., through its wholly-owned
subsidiary, Haile Gold Mine, Inc., is investing $353 million to develop the Haile Gold Mine in Kershaw, S.C., creating an
expected 270 new jobs.
In addition to this $353 million investment to enter into the construction and development phase, Haile Gold Mine, Inc.
has already invested $91 million in its Lancaster County operations and currently employs approximately 86 workers, a
majority of which are from the local area. The rule of thumb in mining is that for every one direct job on site, an
additional three or four indirect jobs will be created to support the activity in the local and regional community.
Prior to selecting Kershaw County and Haile, Romarco completed a competitive assessment of multiple sites in both
North and South America. In 2007, the company selected the Haile site and began purchasing land. Today, Haile Gold
Mine Inc. owns approximately 12,000 acres of land in the vicinity of the mining project. Haile Gold Mine, Inc. is
Romarcos primary asset.
Located at 7283 Haile Gold Mine Road in Kershaw, S.C., the Haile Gold Mine has been operated off and on since 1827
and is part of a much larger gold district. As of today, Romarco has delineated four million ounces of measured and
indicated mineral resource with an additional 800,000 ounces in the inferred mineral resource category.
As Haile Gold Mine prepares to develop its operations, the company has acquired nearly all necessary approvals needed
to commence construction. On October 27, 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the Federal 404 permit,
completing the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Following nearly seven years of exploration, land
acquisition and permitting, Romarco is prepared to enter the construction and production phase.
The company is hopeful that hiring will begin prior to year-end 2014, but it will be dependent on market conditions. To
join the Haile Gold Mine, Inc. team, please register with the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
at www.dew.sc.gov. For more information on Romarco Minerals, Inc. or the Haile Gold Mine, please visit
www.romarco.com or www.hailegoldmine.com, respectively.
QUOTES
We are delighted to be a part of the community of Kershaw and Lancaster County. Since arriving in this area seven
years ago, we have demonstrated our commitment to hire locally and buy locally. Part of our contribution and sustaining
legacy to the community was the construction of a $5 million, state-of-the-art assay lab in Kershaw in 2011, the only
certified lab on the East Coast of the U.S. We are pleased with the permitting achievements which allow us to move
forward to develop this truly world-class asset. The project will generate an economic benefit to the county in excess of
$68 million annually over life of the mine, which currently stands at 13.5 years. Haile Gold Mine, Inc. President and
CEO Diane R. Garrett
Its no secret that South Carolina is blessed with natural resources, and Romarco Minerals decision to expand their
operations at the old Haile Gold Mine is an example of the positive impact those resources can have on our economy.

We congratulate them on their decision to invest over $350 million and create 270 jobs in Lancaster County, and look
forward to seeing them succeed in the Palmetto State. Gov. Nikki Haley
Congratulations to Haile Gold Mine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Romarco Minerals, Inc. on reaching this milestone as
they prepare for the development of Haile Gold Mine project. I appreciate their community-first approach and desire to
be a productive partner in the Lancaster County community and in the state of South Carolina. Secretary of
Commerce Bobby Hitt
Lancaster County has worked with Haile Gold Mine for nearly eight years in support of this project, and this
announcement today is exciting for the Town of Kershaw as well as for the entire County. We know that HGM will be
good stewards of the environment and will continue to operate a world-class facility in Kershaw at the Haile Gold Mine
site. The HGM facility will utilize modern mining technology and will set the standard for future facilities to follow
around the globe. The job creation, investment, and payroll from this company will spur additional economic growth in
the Town and County, and we are excited about the opportunities to come with this project. Lancaster County Council
Chairman Larry McCullough
Haile Gold Mine has been a strong supporter of the Town of Kershaw and our residents for nearly a decade, and were
excited about the decision by the Corps of Engineers and the State of South Carolina to approve permits so the mine can
begin operations. Weve worked closely with HGM to develop a plan and program that will protect the environment
while creating economic growth in the Town of Kershaw and surrounding communities. The facility to be constructed at
the site and the mining operations to come will be world class and operated by world class people. I also want to thank
Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and Governor Nikki Haley for their assistance on this project as well as Lancaster
County and the LCEDC. Town of Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes
FIVE FAST FACTS

Romarco Minerals, Inc. is developing Lancaster County operations at Haile Gold Mine.
$353 million investment creating an expected 270 new jobs.
Romarco Minerals, Inc. is registered in Toronto, Ontario and headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C.
Haile Gold Mine Inc. has acquired 12,000 acres of mine land in the vicinity of the Haile Gold Mine.
To join the Haile Gold Mine, Inc. team, please register with the South Carolina Department of Employment and
Workforce at www.dew.sc.gov.

About Romarco Minerals, Inc.


Romarco Minerals Inc. is an exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and
development of precious metals mineral properties. The Company is formed under the laws of British Columbia with its
head office in Toronto, Ontario. The Companys primary asset is the Haile Gold Mine (Haile) located in Lancaster
County, South Carolina, USA. The Company owned or leased approximately 11,751 acres (4,756 hectares) of land at
December 31, 2013, including approximately 6,164 acres (2,495 hectares) of regional and other properties. The
Companys interest in the fee simple properties includes surface, water and mineral rights with no associated royalties
and is free of all claims and access restrictions. At December 31, 2013, there were 232 acres (94 hectares) for $1.8 million
under contractually committed land purchase contracts. In addition, the Goodwill Plantation property with 2,560 acres
(1,036 hectares) is under contract for $20.0 million and included in the submitted mitigation plan but is contingent upon
receipt of all Federal and State permits and expiration of all applicable appeals. The Company is a reporting issuer in all
of the provinces and territories of Canada, except Qubec and trades on the TSX under the symbol R. For more
information, visit www.romarco.com.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolinas leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new
businesses and help existing businesses grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as
Boeing, Bridgestone, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing

business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College
System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and
Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in
the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Location International reports in both
2012 and 2013. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine
in 2012. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Allison Skipper, APR
Director of Marketing & Communications
South Carolina Department of Commerce
(803) 737-1998
askipper@sccommerce.com
www.SCcommerce.com
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