VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – March 22, 2016) – Entrée Gold Inc. (TSX: ETG) (NYSE MKT: EGI) (FRANKFURT: EKA) (“Entrée” or the “Company”) announces that Stephen Scott has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective April 1, 2016. Mr. Scott has been acting as the interim Chief Executive Officer since November 16, 2015. Concurrently with the appointment,Mr. Scott will be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Entrée’s Chairman, Lord Howard, stated: “We are very pleased that Stephen has assumed this leadership role on a permanent basis. Stephen brings with him over twenty five years of global experience in all mining industry sectors. Stephen’s project management and execution experience will be an important asset in creating shareholder value as the Company positions itself for future growth.”

Prior to joining Entrée, Mr. Scott was the President of Minenet Advisors, a capital markets and management advisory consultancy providing a broad range of advice and services to clients relating to planning and execution of capital markets transactions, strategic planning, generation and acquisition of projects, and business restructuring. Between 2000 and 2014, he held various global executive positions with Rio Tinto and currently serves on the board of directors of a number of public and private mining companies.