Viking Gold Appoints New CFO

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TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Viking Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX-V: VGC), the "Company" or "Viking Gold", is pleased to announce that the Company's Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Lon Vining, CPA,CA as the CFO for the Company.

Mr. Vining is an experienced accounting executive with more than 25 years of experience in strategic financial management for multiple industries.  Lon has been the CFO and Senior Accounting executive for various venture companies listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange. He understands acquisitions, mergers and divestitures, banking and investor relations, and the creation of sound financial infrastructures to support the ongoing movements of emerging and established businesses alike.

About Viking Gold
Viking Gold Exploration Inc. is a gold-focused, Canadian mineral exploration company.  It is a reporting issuer in the Provinces of Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia and Alberta.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE Viking Gold Exploration Inc.

For further information:

Mark Edwards, CEO at (905) 752-2008 or visit the Company's website at: www.vikinggold.ca.