Premier Gold Mines (PG.TSX) announced that it has retained Paul-Henri Girard as Senior Mining Advisor in advancing the Company’s portfolio of projects. Mr. Girard has over 30 years of experience in mine development and production.

Most recently, he served as Vice President Canada for Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited and is a Mining Engineer from Laval University. While at Agnico, Mr. Girard was instrumental in developing its flagship LaRonde Mine as well as other company mining operations.


* Mr. Girard will provide technical assistance and advice to Premier Gold Mines as it continues to advance its projects, including guiding the process as Premier considers development options that could include a Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Company’s Trans-Canada Project

* Premier has continued to strengthen its operating team as it implements its strategy of becoming a gold producer

* Additional recent additions include Mr. Ebe Scherkus as Director and Chairman and Claude Lemasson as Director, both of whom bring significant mineral exploration and mine development experience

* The Company is also completing expansion and delineation drilling at the Cove Gold Project in Nevada and an initial resource is expected in late 2013

Ebe Scherkus, Director of Premier Gold Mines:

“Paul-Henri has a proven ability to provide build early development concepts for deposits, and advance these projects to production. This capability is expected to realize value in Premier’s portfolio of advanced exploration properties and development projects.”

Ewan Downie, President and CEO of Premier Gold Mines:

“2012 is the largest year, in terms of exploration dollars in Company history with three active exploration projects that continue to deliver significant exploration success. Management and operational changes continue to evolve as we quickly grow from exploration to anticipated development in the years to come.”

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