Nautilus Appoints Chief Operating Officer

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Toronto Ontario, February 22, 2018 – Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the “Company” or “Nautilus”) is pleased to advise it has appointed Mr Wayne Knott to the role of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), commencing March 19, 2018, as it moves towards starting its first seafloor mining operations in Papua New Guinea in 2019.*

Wayne KnottMr Knott is a metallurgist with over 30 years of mining industry experience, with particular expertise in dredging, operational start-ups and reviews. Wayne previously worked for Nautilus Minerals as Operations Manager during 2010 to 2012, where he was responsible for defining the Company’s original operational readiness plan, as well as providing significant input into the design and scope of the current production system. His immediate past role was Operational Readiness Specialist for Hatch, with clients that included BHP, BMA, and Teck Resources. Mr Knott is MBA qualified with a bachelor’s degree equivalent in Extraction Metallurgy.

Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO commented: “We are delighted to have Wayne back
leading our project team. Wayne’s expertise in operational start -ups, their design and implementation, combined with his intimate knowledge of our production system, will be invaluable to us as we continue to advance towards completing the build and integration of our system, and launch the seafloor resource production industry.”

*Subject to finance being raised.

For more information please refer to Mr Knott’s bio on the Nautilus website at www.nautilusminerals.com orcontact:

Investor Relations
Nautilus Minerals Inc. (Toronto)
Email: investor@nautilusminerals.com
Tel: +1 416 551 1100