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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aintree Resources Inc. (TSX-Venture:AIN) (the "Company" or "Aintree"), is pleased to announce that pursuant to the approval by the Board of Directors, and the amendment of Articles of Incorporation, the Company will change its name to Viva Gold Corp effective January 8 th, 2018. In connection with the name change, the Company's stock symbol on the TSX Venture Exchange will be changed to "VAU". The Company's common shares are expected to start trading under the new stock symbol on January 8 th, 2018. No action is required by shareholders with respect to this change. About Viva Gold Corp.Viva Gold Corp. was incorporated in British Columbia, Canada in 2009. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "VAU". Viva Gold's principal business is the identification and evaluation of mineral assets for exploration and/or mineral production. The Company owns 100% of the Tonopah Project located near Tonopah, Nevada, an advanced stage gold exploration/evaluation project. More information can be found on www.sedar.com or the Company's website at www.vivagoldcorp.com Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Statements Certain information set forth in this news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve substantial known and unknown risks and uncertainties, certain of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "may", "will", "potential", "proposed" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. These statements are only predictions. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions used in the preparation of such information, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the anticipated timing for the completion of the name change. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.