VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO) (NYSE MKT:BTG) (NSX:B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the Report of Voting Results for the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of Shareholders.

In accordance with Section 11.3 of National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Disclosure Obligations, we hereby advise of the results of the voting on the matters submitted to the AGM of shareholders of B2Gold held on June 16, 2017 (total shares represented in person or by proxy 710,346,837 of the 975,927,064 issued and outstanding shares 72.79%).

Item 1: Number of Directors

By a vote by way of show of hands, the number of Directors of the Company was set at seven (7).

Item 2: Election of Directors and Approvals of Nominees as Directors

By a vote by way of show of hands, the following individuals were elected as directors of the Company to hold office for the ensuing year or until their successors are elected or appointed, and the total votes cast by all shareholders of the Company present in person or by proxy were as follows:
Name Total Votes in Favour(%) Total Votes Withheld / Abstained (%) Outcome of Vote
Clive Johnson 654,880,600(96.65%) 22,720,660      (3.35%) Approved
Robert Cross 642,596,401(94.83%) 35,004,859      (5.17%) Approved
Robert Gayton 652,609,852(96.31%) 24,991,408      (3.69%) Approved
Jerry Korpan 653,120,799(96.39%) 24,480,461     (3.61%) Approved
Bongani Mtshisi 675,005,912(99.62%) 2,595,348     (0.38%) Approved
Kevin Bullock 379,857,186(56.06%) 297,744,047     (43.94%) Approved
George Johnson 654,174,702(96.54%) 23,426,558     (3.46%) Approved

Item 3: Appointment of Auditors

By a vote by way of show of hands, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants, were appointed the auditors of the Company to hold office until the close of the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their successors are appointed, at a remuneration to be fixed by the directors of the Company.

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