ALACER GOLD FILES FIRST QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS AND THE RELATED MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Alacer Gold Corp ("Alacer" or the "Corporation") (TSX: ASR) (ASX: AQG] today filed its first quarter 2011 financial results and related management discussion and analysis ("MD&A"). The complete financial statements and MD&A can be found on our website at www.AlacerGold.com and on www.SEDAR.com.

Mr. Edward Dowling, CEO of Alacer stated, "This quarter represents an exciting time in the beginning of the life of Alacer Gold. The merger of equals was successfully completed on February 18, 2011 after receiving overwhelming support by the shareholders of both predecessor companies to create a new leading intermediate global gold producer.  First quarter produced 91,259 ounces, with 61,085 ounces related to Alacer Gold following the close of the merger. With the commissioning of the new Çöpler Mine in Turkey now having achieved commercial production and completion of the pre feasibility study for the sulphide ore expansion, and the operations in planned development of the mines in Australia, with Vine now being mined, Chalice being redeveloped and the expansion study of HBJ expected soon, we are very excited about the scale and growth prospects of the Corporation."

Alacer will host a conference call on Thursday, May 12 at 12:00 noon (Eastern Daylight Time).

You may participate in the conference call by dialing

1-866-219-5829           for U.S. and Canada
1-703-639-1123           for International

If you are unable to participate in the call, a recording of the call will be available on Alacer's website at www.AlacerGold.com or through replay until May 27, 2011 by calling:

1-888-211-2648           for U.S. and Canada
1-703-925-2474           for International
1530815             Access code

About Alacer

Alacer is a leading intermediate gold company with operations in both Australia and Turkey.

Australia
Alacer has three operating gold mines in Australia, namely the Higginsville and South Kalgoorlie operations; and a 49% interest in the Frog's Leg underground mine. The South Kalgoorlie operations and the Frog's Leg interest were acquired following the successful takeover of Dioro Exploration NL, which was completed in March 2010. The Australian operations are targeting 280,000 ounces of gold in 2011.

Turkey
Alacer is recognized as a leader in exploration and development in Turkey and, with the start-up of Çöpler, will soon be among Turkey's leading gold producers. Çöpler is 95% owned by Alacer and 5% by Lidya Mining (formerly known as Çalık Mining, see Anatolia News Release, August 13, 2009). Initial plans at Çöpler are to produce approximately 1.42 million leachable ounces of gold at costs consistent with the lower end of industry standards. Average annual production is expected to be about 175,000 gold ounces. Additional production expansion from the sulfide gold reserve is expected to add 2.25 million ounces. A detailed feasibility study is underway. In addition, Alacer holds a significant pipeline of prospective gold and base metal projects.

Alacer Gold currently has 277.0 million common shares issued and outstanding, 297.3 million fully diluted.

Cautionary Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information, future oriented financial information, or financial outlooks (collectively "forward-looking information") within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking information may relate to this news release and other matters identified in Alacer's public filings, Alacer's future outlook and anticipated events or results and, in some cases, can be identified by terminology such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "projects", "predict", "potential", "continue" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited in any manner to, those with respect to proposed exploration, communications with local stakeholders and community relations, status of negotiations of joint ventures, commodity prices, mineral resources, mineral reserves, realization of mineral reserves, existence or realization of mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of future production, the timing of construction of proposed mine and process facilities, capital and operating expenditures, economic conditions, availability of sufficient financing, exploration plans and any and all other timing, exploration, development, operational, financial, economic, legal, social, regulatory, political factors that may influence future events or conditions. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions, including, but not limited in any manner, those disclosed in any other Alacer filings, and include exploration results and the ability to explore, the ultimate determination of mineral reserves, availability and final receipt of required approvals, titles, licenses and permits, sufficient working capital to develop and operate the proposed mine, access to adequate services and supplies, commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates, access to capital markets and associated cost of funds, availability of a qualified work force, ability to negotiate, finalize and execute relevant agreements, lack of social opposition to the mine, lack of legal challenges with respect to the property or the Company and the ultimate ability to mine, process and sell mineral products on economically favorable terms. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove to be incorrect. Actual results may vary from such forward-looking information for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties disclosed in other Alacer filings at www.sedar.com and other unforeseen events or circumstances. Other than as required by law, Alacer does not intend, and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information to reflect, among other things, new information or future events.

SOURCE ALACER GOLD CORP.

For further information:

Edward Dowling, President and CEO, or Douglas Tobler, CFO at (303) 292-1299 or visit www.alacergold.com

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