For Immediate Release

February 26, 2018
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News Release

El Capitan Precious Metals Elects Doug Sanders to its Board of Directors

Scottsdale, Arizona – El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. (OTC/QB: ECPN) announced announced today that Doug Sanders has been elected to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Sanders, an El Capitan shareholder for nearly 10 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Company. His experience in construction and project management spans four decades and is both varied and extensive. His career has included work in heavy civil construction and pipeline construction and rehabilitation, with roles and responsibilities running the gamut from Project Manager to Division Manager to Executive VP/General Manager.

The Company has utilized Sanders’ expertise in a variety of ways over the past decade—from monitoring off-site sample testing and overseeing ore shipments to building-design consulting at the mine site—and he has served as a consultant and Advisory Board member for several years. Board Chairman John F Stapleton stated that the Board believes Doug Sanders will be a valuable addition and brings a very specific mix of background and experience that complements the existing strengths of the Board.

Sanders will attend the upcoming Shareholder Meeting and Stapleton confirmed that the Company has scheduled its 2018 Shareholder Meeting for Wednesday, May 23 in Scottsdale, Arizona. It will be held at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 am local time. The meeting agenda will include detailed updates on operations and revenue generation.

About El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc.:

El Capitan Precious Metals, Inc. is a mining company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that is principally engaged in the mining of precious metals and other minerals. The Company’s primary asset is its wholly owned subsidiary El Capitan, Ltd., an Arizona corporation, which holds the 100% equity interest in the El Capitan property located near Capitan, New Mexico. www.elcapitanpmi.com

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