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APPIA ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF IRVINE R. ANNESLEY AS AN ADVISOR AND CONSULTANT TO THE COMPANY

TORONTO, ONTARIO, August 22, 2016 – Appia Energy Corp. (the “Company” or “Appia”) (CSE: API) is pleased to welcome Dr. Irvine R. Annesley as an Advisor and Consultant to the Company.  

Dr. Annesley (Ph.D., P.Geo.) is Professor in Economic Geology (Mining and Mineral Exploration) at École Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, (Nancy, France), and Adjunct Professor in Geology at the University of Saskatchewan, (Saskatoon, Canada).  

He has over 35 years of geological mapping, global exploration, and applied research experience in uranium, gold, and base metals, including 5.5 years as Director of Exploration with JNR Resources Inc.

(“JNR”), in which he was a pivotal member of the Fraser Lakes Zone B uranium-thorium-Rare Earth Elements (“REE”) deposit discovery team, and 19 years as a senior research geoscientist/manager carrying out applied mineral exploration R&D with the Saskatchewan Research Council (“SRC”) where he played a prominent role in the early discovery of Hathor Exploration Ltd.’s (“Hathor”, now Rio Tinto) Roughrider uranium deposit. 

His research has focused mainly on the unconformity-type uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin

(Saskatchewan) and worldwide, as well as global uranium-thorium-REE deposits.  His research work has helped develop innovative exploration tools for making new economic discoveries. Recently, Dr. Annesley was co-awarded the Barlow Medal by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and

Petroleum (“CIM”), in recognition of the best geological paper in 2015.  Dr. Annesley received his Ph.D. degree in geology (University of Ottawa, 1990) and is a registered professional geologist in Saskatchewan (“APEGS”).

Dr. Annesley has been granted 100,000 share purchase options exercisable at $0.30 per share for a period of five years.  

About Appia

Appia is a Canadian publicly-traded company in the uranium and rare earth sectors.  The company is currently focusing on discovering high-grade uranium in the prolific Athabasca Basin on its recently acquired properties, “Otherside” and “Loranger”, as well as delineating high-grade REEs and uranium on its Alces Lake joint venture.  The company controls exploration rights for about 84,000 hectares (207,500 acres) in Saskatchewan.

Appia’s technical team is directed by James Sykes, who has had direct and indirect involvement with over 350 M lbs. U3O8 being discovered in five deposits in the Athabasca Basin. 

Appia currently has 43.0 million common shares outstanding, 46.0 million shares fully diluted.

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.  

For further information, please contact:   

Tom Drivas, President, CEO and Director: (tel) 416-546-2707, (fax) 416-218-9772 or (email) appia@appiaenergy.ca   

James Sykes, Director of Saskatchewan Operations, (tel) 306-221-8717, (fax) 416-218-9772 or (email) jsykes@uraniumgeologist.com 

Frank van de Water, Chief Financial Officer and Director, (tel) 416-546-2707, (fax) 416-218-9772 or

(email) fvandewater@rogers.com   

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