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BQE Water Completes Full Conversion of $1.5 Million Convertible Loans





December 13, 2018

VANCOUVER, BC / TheNewswire / BQE Water Inc. (TSX-V: BQE) ("BQE Water" or the "Company"), a leader in the treatment and management of mine impacted waters, has completed the full conversion of $1,500,000 of outstanding convertible loans (the "Loans"), together with $112,599 of accrued and unpaid interest, into common shares of the Company.

On November 28, 2018, the Company notified holders of the Loans that it intended to prepay an aggregate of $1,612,599 of outstanding principal and interest on December 14, 2018. In accordance with the terms of the Loans, the holders of all of the Loans have elected to convert the outstanding principal and interest into an aggregate of 26,876,644 common shares of BQE Water at a conversion price of $0.06 per common share.

"The decision by each of the holders to convert 100% of their Loans is a strong signal of confidence in the future prospects of the Company, especially considering that approximately 35% of the converted shares are held by certain directors, management and employees of the Company," said David Kratochvil, President & CEO of BQE Water. "The full conversion will also help smooth out fluctuations in the Company's working capital caused by the seasonality of our operational revenue."

Following the conversion of the Loans, BQE Water will have a total of 120,843,316 common shares outstanding.

About BQE Water

BQE Water is a leading provider of sustainable mine water solutions that support and improve the performance of mining and smelting operations. Founded on the belief that water liabilities could be opportunities, BQE Water is working to change the way the industry views and assesses options to solve mine water challenges. BQE Water is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol BQE. Visit www.bqewater.com for more information.

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For further information please contact:

BQE Water Inc.

Suite 250 - 900 Howe Street

Vancouver BC Canada V6Z 2M4

David Kratochvil, President & CEO

dkratochvil@bqewater.com

Heman Wong, CFO

hwong@bqewater.com

604-685-1243 or 1-800-537-3073