|By Marketwired .||
|June 25, 2014 02:36 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- B2Gold Corp. (TSX: BTO)(NYSE MKT: BTG)(NAMIBIAN: B2G) ("B2Gold" or the "Company"), reports that it has been notified by Kublai Khan Security Services (KKSS) with regards to the following incident involving two KKSS personnel who are employed at the Masbate Gold Project in the Philippines.
The Kublai Khan Security Services (KKSS) - a security contractor of the Masbate Gold Project (MGP) - informed B2Gold of a shooting incident at Aroroy, Masbate. On the evening of 19 June 2014, a security supervisor in the process of undertaking his routine duties entered into an altercation with another security employee resulting in the fatal shooting of the supervisor.
After KKSS' initial investigation, a suspect was turned over to the custody of the Aroroy Police. A full investigation is being conducted into the matter.
KKSS has advised B2Gold additional information and updates will be provided as they become available.
ON BEHALF OF B2GOLD CORP.
Clive T. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer
For more information on B2Gold please visit the Company web site at www.b2gold.com.
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