Patagonia Gold CEO Increases Shareholding

TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Patagonia Gold Plc (TSX: PAT, AIM: PGD), ("Patagonia Gold" or the "Company"), yesterday was notified that William Humphries, Chief Executive Officer, acquired 300,000 ordinary shares of one pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") on June 27, 2012 at an average price of 23.3333 pence per Ordinary Share.

Mr. Humphries is now interested in 23,296,857 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 2.99 per cent of the Company's issued share capital.

About Patagonia Gold
Patagonia Gold Plc is an advanced mining exploration company that seeks to grow shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of gold and silver projects in the southern Patagonia region of Argentina. The Company is primarily focused on the development of two properties: the flagship Cap-Oeste project and the nearby COSE project, which is expected to begin generating free cash flow by 2013. Patagonia Gold, indirectly through its subsidiaries or under option agreements, has mineral rights to over 220 properties in several provinces of Argentina and Chile, covering approximately 800,000 hectares, being one of the largest landholders in the province of Santa Cruz. The Company is headquartered in London, with subsidiary offices in Buenos Aires and Toronto.

Patagonia Gold is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol PAT and has been listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol PGD since 2003.

Forward-Looking Information
This news release may contain certain information that constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information is frequently characterised by words such as "plan," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "anticipate" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions, expectations and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling results and other geological data, fluctuating metal prices and other factors described above and in the Company's most recent annual information form under the heading "Risk Factors," which has been filed electronically by means of the Canadian Securities Administrators' website located at www.sedar.com. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information if circumstances or management's estimates, expectations or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

SOURCE Patagonia Gold plc

For further information:

Bill Humphries, CEO
Patagonia Gold Plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 7444

Philip Yee, CFO
Patagonia Gold Plc
Tel: +1 (416) 572 2007

Colin Languedoc
Barnes Communications Inc.
Tel: +1 (416) 367-5000

Simon Raggett / Angela Hallett
Strand Hanson Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494

Rory Scott
Mirabaud Securities LLP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7484 3510

David Bick / Mark Longson
Square 1 Consulting
+44 (0)20 7929 5599

www.patagoniagold.ca 

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