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May 7, 2018

Executive Chairman assumes direct responsibility for CEO functions after resignation of the CEO

CALGARY (May 6, 2018) and HONG KONG (May 7, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the “Corporation” or “Sunshine”) (HKEX: 2012) has accepted the resignation of Mr. Qiping Men as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Executive Director, effective immediately. As Executive Chairman of Sunshine, Mr. Kwok Ping Sun has assumed direct responsibility for all CEO tasks and functions and will assume the position as Chairman of Reserve Committee. The Board of Directors warmly thanks Mr. Men for his significant contribution in managing the operations of West Ells project.

On May 6, 2018 (Calgary time), Mr. Men advised the Board of Directors that he wished to pursue other opportunities and submitted a resignation letter requesting that it be recognized as effective immediately. After acknowledging thanks for Mr. Men’s contributions, noting that he will be sincerely missed and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors, the board accepted the resignation on May 7, 2018 (Hong Kong time), effective immediately.

Mr. Men has been with Sunshine since 2014 and has acted as CEO since January 1, 2018. Mr. Men has confirmed that he has no disagreement with the Board and that there are no matters that need to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Corporation.

ABOUT SUNSHINE OILSANDS LTD.

The Corporation is a Calgary based public corporation listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since March 1, 2012. The Corporation is focused on the development of its significant holdings of oil sands leases in the Athabasca oil sands region. The Corporation owns interests in approximately one million acres of oil sands and petroleum and natural gas leases in the Athabasca region. The Corporation is currently focused on executing milestone undertakings in the West Ells project area. West Ells has an initial production target of 5,000 barrels per day.

For further enquiries, please contact:

Mr. Kwok Ping Sun
Executive Chairman
Tel: (852) 3188 9298
Email: investorrelations@sunshineoilsands.com

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

This announcement contains forward-looking information relating to, among other things, the plans and expectations of the Corporation. Such forward-looking information is subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors. All statements other than statements and information of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of words such as “estimate”, “forecast”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, “target”, “vision”, “goal”, “outlook”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “believe”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “potential”, and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the Corporation’s experience, current beliefs, assumptions, information and perception of historical trends available to the Corporation, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to those associated with resource definition and expected reserves and contingent and prospective resources estimates, unanticipated costs and expenses, regulatory approval, fluctuating oil and gas prices, expected future production, the ability to access sufficient capital to finance future development and credit risks, changes in Alberta’s regulatory framework, including changes to regulatory approval process and land-use designations, royalty, tax, environmental, greenhouse gas, carbon and other laws or regulations and the impact thereof and the costs associated with compliance. Although the Corporation believes that the expectations represented by such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Readers are cautioned that the assumptions and factors discussed in this announcement are not exhaustive and readers are not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as the Corporation’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, subsequent to the date of this announcement, except as required under applicable securities legislation. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement and are expressly qualified by these cautionary statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists are not exhaustive and are made as at the date hereof. For a full discussion of the Corporation’s material risk factors, see the Corporation’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2017 and risk factors described in other documents we file from time to time with securities regulatory authorities, all of which are available on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at www.hkexnews.hk, on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com or on the Corporation’s website at www.sunshineoilsands.com.