Vancouver, BC, December 20, 2016 -- Roughrider Exploration Limited (TSX-V: REL) ("Roughrider") is pleased to announce a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement"). The Private Placement consists of the sale of flow-through units (the "FT Units") at a price of $0.06 per FT Unit for aggregate proceeds of up to $300,000, and the sale of non-flow-through common shares (the "Non-FT Shares") at a price of $0.05 per Non-FT Share for aggregate proceeds of up to $300,000. The FT Units consist of one flow-through common share and one half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one non-flow-through common share at a price of $0.10 per common share for two years from the closing date.

The proceeds of the Private Placement will be used for debt settlement as well as for general working capital purposes and further work on Roughrider's Genesis uranium project.

Closing of the Private Placement remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. All the securities issued under the Private Placement are subject to a hold period expiring four months and one day from the date of issuance.

Roughrider also announces the resignation of its Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Andrew MacRitchie. The Board wishes to express its thanks to Mr. MacRitchie for serving as Roughrider's CFO and Corporate Secretary since its formation and wishes him the best in his future endeavours. Mr. MacRitchie will remain as part of the Company's advisory board during a transition period following his resignation to ensure a smooth transition.

In connection with the appointment of Mr. MacRitchie to the advisory board, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company will grant Mr. MacRitchie incentive stock options exercisable to acquire 200,000 common shares at a price of $0.07 per common share for a period of 5 years.

About Roughrider Exploration Limited

Roughrider's focus is exploring the 131,412 hectare (324,728 acre) Genesis uranium project located in the Wollaston-Mudjatik geological trend extending northeast from Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin. Roughrider has the option to earn an 85% interest in Genesis from Kivalliq Energy Corporation.

For further information, please contact:
Scott Gibson
Chief Executive Officer

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