Vivakor's JV Partner Enters Contract in Saudi Arabia

LAS VEGAS, NV—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Vivakor, Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) announced today that its JV partner, RRT, has entered into a new agreement for solid waste site remediation in Saudi Arabia.

Vivakor participates within the revenue from oily waste recycling at one of Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS) remediation sites. With 14 sites in various areas throughout Saudi Arabia, GEMS is part of a global group of companies dedicated toward preservation, protection and restoration of the environment. GEMS is a leading industrial waste management company. They provide hazardous waste–management, industrial and engineering services to the oil, petrochemical and industrial sectors throughout Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has millions of tons of historical waste and continues to generate thousands of tons of solid and liquid waste weekly. The contract with GEMS provides a gateway into one of the largest and most attractive remediation and recycling markets.

Vivakor is an asset acquisition company focused on primarily energy projects, its patented, oil extraction technology and methodology operates in a production capacity in the oil–rich sands in Utah. Vivakor procures and develops revenue producing assets across the globe. These holdings include intellectual properties that are proprietary and largely disruptive while centered principally in the natural resources sector.

ABOUT VIVAKOR, INC.
For more information please visit www.vivakor.com.

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This news release may contain forward–looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward–looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including economic slowdown affecting companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general economic conditions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in Vivakor's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors may be incorporated herein by reference. Forward–looking statements may be identified but not limited by the use of the words “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “may,” “will,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue” and variations or similar expressions. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward–looking statements for any reason.

Vivakor's JV Partner Enters Contract in Saudi Arabia

LAS VEGAS, NV—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Vivakor, Inc. (OTC PINK: VIVK) announced today that its JV partner, RRT, has entered into a new agreement for solid waste site remediation in Saudi Arabia.

Vivakor participates within the revenue from oily waste recycling at one of Global Environmental Management Services (GEMS) remediation sites. With 14 sites in various areas throughout Saudi Arabia, GEMS is part of a global group of companies dedicated toward preservation, protection and restoration of the environment. GEMS is a leading industrial waste management company. They provide hazardous waste–management, industrial and engineering services to the oil, petrochemical and industrial sectors throughout Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has millions of tons of historical waste and continues to generate thousands of tons of solid and liquid waste weekly. The contract with GEMS provides a gateway into one of the largest and most attractive remediation and recycling markets.

Vivakor is an asset acquisition company focused on primarily energy projects, its patented, oil extraction technology and methodology operates in a production capacity in the oil–rich sands in Utah. Vivakor procures and develops revenue producing assets across the globe. These holdings include intellectual properties that are proprietary and largely disruptive while centered principally in the natural resources sector.

ABOUT VIVAKOR, INC.
For more information please visit www.vivakor.com.

FORWARD–LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release may contain forward–looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward–looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including economic slowdown affecting companies, our ability to successfully develop products, rapid change in our markets, changes in demand for our future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and general economic conditions. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in Vivakor's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which factors may be incorporated herein by reference. Forward–looking statements may be identified but not limited by the use of the words “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “may,” “will,” “believes,” “estimates,” “potential,” or “continue” and variations or similar expressions. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward–looking statements for any reason.

Kinross to announce Q3 financial results on November 8, 2017

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K) (NYSE: KGC) plans to release its financial statements and operating results for the third quarter 2017 on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, after market close. On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. ET Kinross will hold a conference call and audio webcast to discuss the results, followed by a question–and–answer session. The call–in numbers are as follows:

Canada & US toll–free — 1–800–319–4610
Outside of Canada & US — 1–604–638–5340

Replay (available up to 14 days after the call):

Canada & US toll–free — 1–800–319–6413; Passcode — 1740 followed by #.
Outside of Canada & US — 1–604–638–9010; Passcode — 1740 followed by #.

You may also access the conference call on a listen–only basis via webcast at our website www.kinross.com. The audio webcast will be archived on www.kinross.com.

About Kinross Gold Corporation

Kinross is a Canadian–based senior gold mining company with mines and projects in the United States, Brazil, Russia, Mauritania, Chile and Ghana. Our focus is on delivering value based on the core principles of operational excellence, balance sheet strength, disciplined growth and responsible mining. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: KGC).

Sprott Physical Bullion Trusts Give Unitholders Access to Direct Registration System

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Each of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE ARCA: PHYS) (TSX: PHYS), the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (NYSE ARCA: PSLV) (TSX: PSLV) and the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust (NYSE ARCA: SPPP) (TSX: SPPP) announce today that effective October 5, 2017, unitholders of each of these trusts will be able to hold their units through the Direct Registration System (DRS) with the trusts' transfer agent. References to “trust” shall mean the Sprott Physical Gold Trust, the Sprott Physical Silver Trust or the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust, as applicable, and references to “trusts” shall mean all three trusts collectively.

DRS is the electronic or book–entry form of security ownership offered by and only through transfer agents and allows a unitholder to hold trust units in that holder's name directly as opposed to electronic security ownership through a broker. If a holder holds units of a trust through DRS, that ownership is evidenced on the books and records of the trust directly, as opposed to holding units of a trust through a broker, who in turn is registered on the books of the trust.

DRS holders will not receive an actual certificate but will instead receive an annual DRS statement directly from the transfer agent. Before a unitholder holding units through DRS can trade the units on NYSE Arca or TSX, the holder will first have to instruct the transfer agent to move the units from DRS to the holder's brokerage account.

If a unitholder desires to redeem units for bullion, and such unitholder holds his, her or its units through DRS, the holder first has to request and then receive a unit certificate before engaging in the redemption process. This process is identical to the process described in the current prospectus and annual information form of each of the trusts, which are available at www.sprottphysicalbullion.com.

The option to hold units through DRS will not be available for investors purchasing units in an offering conducted by one of the trusts, but will be available to such investors after the offering is concluded.

Unitholders interested in holding their units through DRS should contact the trusts' transfer agents as follows:

U.S. unitholders Canadian unitholders
Computershare TSX Trust Company
By Regular Mail By Mail
PO BOX 505000 301–100 Adelaide Street West
Louisville, KY 40233–5000 Toronto, ON M5H 4H1
  Attn: Investor Services
By Overnight Delivery  
462 South 4th Street Tel: 866– 800–5869
Suite 1600  
Louisville, KY 40202 Email: TMXEinvestorservices@tmx.com
   
Tel: 1–800–446–2617  
   
Web Personal Assistant: www.computershare.com  
   

About Sprott Asset Management LP and the Trusts

Sprott Asset Management LP is the investment manager to the Sprott Physical Gold Trust, Sprott Physical Silver Trust and the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust. Important information about each of the trusts, including its investment objectives and strategies, applicable management fees, and expenses, is contained in the current annual information form for such trust, which can be found on www.sprottphysicalbullion.com, in the U.S. on www.sec.gov and in Canada on www.sedar.com. Commissions, management fees, or other charges and expenses may be associated with investing in any of the trusts. The performance of the investment funds is not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance is not an indication of future results. To learn more about Sprott Physical Gold Trust, Sprott Physical Silver Trust or Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust, please visit sprottphysicalbullion.com.

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, information in this press release may constitute “forward–looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements that involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors are “forward–looking statements”. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Sprott Physical Bullion Trusts Give Unitholders Access to Direct Registration System

TORONTO, ON—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Each of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE ARCA: PHYS) (TSX: PHYS), the Sprott Physical Silver Trust (NYSE ARCA: PSLV) (TSX: PSLV) and the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust (NYSE ARCA: SPPP) (TSX: SPPP) announce today that effective October 5, 2017, unitholders of each of these trusts will be able to hold their units through the Direct Registration System (DRS) with the trusts' transfer agent. References to “trust” shall mean the Sprott Physical Gold Trust, the Sprott Physical Silver Trust or the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust, as applicable, and references to “trusts” shall mean all three trusts collectively.

DRS is the electronic or book–entry form of security ownership offered by and only through transfer agents and allows a unitholder to hold trust units in that holder's name directly as opposed to electronic security ownership through a broker. If a holder holds units of a trust through DRS, that ownership is evidenced on the books and records of the trust directly, as opposed to holding units of a trust through a broker, who in turn is registered on the books of the trust.

DRS holders will not receive an actual certificate but will instead receive an annual DRS statement directly from the transfer agent. Before a unitholder holding units through DRS can trade the units on NYSE Arca or TSX, the holder will first have to instruct the transfer agent to move the units from DRS to the holder's brokerage account.

If a unitholder desires to redeem units for bullion, and such unitholder holds his, her or its units through DRS, the holder first has to request and then receive a unit certificate before engaging in the redemption process. This process is identical to the process described in the current prospectus and annual information form of each of the trusts, which are available at www.sprottphysicalbullion.com.

The option to hold units through DRS will not be available for investors purchasing units in an offering conducted by one of the trusts, but will be available to such investors after the offering is concluded.

Unitholders interested in holding their units through DRS should contact the trusts' transfer agents as follows:

U.S. unitholders Canadian unitholders
Computershare TSX Trust Company
By Regular Mail By Mail
PO BOX 505000 301–100 Adelaide Street West
Louisville, KY 40233–5000 Toronto, ON M5H 4H1
  Attn: Investor Services
By Overnight Delivery  
462 South 4th Street Tel: 866– 800–5869
Suite 1600  
Louisville, KY 40202 Email: TMXEinvestorservices@tmx.com
   
Tel: 1–800–446–2617  
   
Web Personal Assistant: www.computershare.com  
   

About Sprott Asset Management LP and the Trusts

Sprott Asset Management LP is the investment manager to the Sprott Physical Gold Trust, Sprott Physical Silver Trust and the Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust. Important information about each of the trusts, including its investment objectives and strategies, applicable management fees, and expenses, is contained in the current annual information form for such trust, which can be found on www.sprottphysicalbullion.com, in the U.S. on www.sec.gov and in Canada on www.sedar.com. Commissions, management fees, or other charges and expenses may be associated with investing in any of the trusts. The performance of the investment funds is not guaranteed, their values change frequently and past performance is not an indication of future results. To learn more about Sprott Physical Gold Trust, Sprott Physical Silver Trust or Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust, please visit sprottphysicalbullion.com.

Except for statements of historical fact contained herein, information in this press release may constitute “forward–looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Other than statements of historical fact, all statements that involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors are “forward–looking statements”. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove accurate. Results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

Premier Completes $207,000 Rights Offering and Reports Its Rehabilitation Clinic Thriving After Hurricane Irma and Maria

VANCOUVER BC—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – Premier Health Group Inc (the “Company) is pleased to announce the closing of the rights offering issued to shareholders April 17, 2017, resulting in the issuance of 207,000 shares at an exercise price of $1.00 per share for total consideration of $207,000. Proceeds will be used for working capital purposes. The Company is pleased to announce its multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility in Santiago Dominican Republic was unscathed by hurricane Irma and Maria and management expansion of the clinics is now in the planning stage. The Company has resolved issues with accounting delays and is proceeding to update its application to seek a listing.

The Company's prospectus was receipted February 10, 2017, and the rights offering was undertaken to add to working capital and broaden participation by current shareholders. The Company was experiencing delays in completing the audit of its Dominican Republic subsidiary for the year ended December 31, 2016, and was cease traded on May 5, 2017, three days before the May 8, 2017 expiry of the rights offering. The Company accepted rights exercised prior to the cease trade order, and subsequent to the rescission of the cease trade order on July 25, 2017, completed issuance of the shares for rights exercised. Management is satisfied after filing the quarter ended June 30, 2017, that statements will be prepared without delay to avoid deficiencies in its reporting and listing application requirements.

The Company's subsidiary, Premier Clinicas de Rehabilitacion, is a multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility based on the most current North American practices and methods. The clinic provides physiotherapy, massage therapy, return to work treatment and conditioning under the direct supervision of orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists and licensed rehabilitation specialists.

In 2016 the Clinica de Rehabilitation was awarded a 5 year certification from the Dominican Republic Dept. of Health on renewal of the previous 2 year certificate. This the highest health certification level given to a health clinic by the government.

With Premier's template fully proven, expansion of the clinics is now in the planning stage, which targets the opening of new clinics in 2018. PHG intends to be the first national private rehabilitation company in the Dominican Republic.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

“Donald Gordon”

Director

Statements in this news release may be viewed as forward–looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. There are no assurances the company can fulfill such forward–looking statements and the company undertakes no obligation to update such statements. Such forward–looking statements are only predictions; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the company, some of which are beyond the company's control.

Knoxville Selected as 2019 NASC Sports Symposium Host

CINCINNATI, OH—(Marketwired – October 11, 2017) – The city of Knoxville, TN, will be the host city for the 2019 NASC Sports Event Symposium, connecting leaders in the sports tourism industry with event rights holders, industry partners, and venue managers from around the country and across the world. The Symposium will be held May 6–9, 2019.

The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), the only non–profit 501(c)3 association for the sports events and tourism industry in the United States since 1992. Hundreds of sport tourism professionals and industry partners gather there each year to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more.

“Sports Tourism is a growing market and to have NASC choose Knoxville is wonderful for our destination,” states Kim Bumpas, President, Visit Knoxville. “Being chosen for this event puts Knoxville on a national playing field with many other cities across the nation.”

“Visit Knoxville Sports Commission is excited to welcome the 2019 NASC Symposium to Knoxville and we look forward to partnering with all of our teammates at PlayTN to show more than 1,000 sports tourism professionals an unforgettable event,” said Chad Culver, Senior Director, Visit Knoxville Sports Commission. “Hosting the Symposium is an incredible honor for Knoxville as well as the entire state of Tennessee.”

“We are excited to bring our Symposium to the heart of Tennessee,” said Al Kidd, NASC President and CEO. “We look forward to bringing the leaders in sports events and tourism to such a vibrant sports city as Knoxville.”

The Symposium features dozens of authentic education sessions, countless networking opportunities, and business development appointments in the NASC Sports Marketplace, all to help our members produce measurable ROI for their organization, elevate their sports events, and improve the quality of life in their destinations.

The 2018 Sports Symposium will be held April 23–26 in Minneapolis, MN.

About the National Association of Sports Commissions
As the only trade association for the sport tourism industry, the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and sports event owners. The NASC is committed to the success of more than 700 member organizations and 2,000 sports event professionals. Our promise is to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing know–how to our members – sports destinations, sports event owners, and suppliers to the industry — and to protect the integrity of the sport event industry. For more information, visit www.sportscommissions.org.

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