Atlanta Gold Strengthens Board and Management Team to Bring Atlanta Gold Project to Early Production



    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) - James Gray,
Chairman of the Company, announces "Warren Holmes has assumed the role of
Executive Vice Chairman and Director, William Baird has been appointed
President and CEO and Ernest Simmons has been appointed Chief Operating
Officer of the Company. Bruce Thorndycraft continues as Vice President of
Operations and General Manager of Atlanta Gold Corporation. These appointments
represent a significant step forward in the advancement of our Company.
Collectively, they bring extensive management, development, financial,
open-pit and underground mining, process engineering and operational expertise
to the Company."
    The management team is currently revising the strategic approach to
develop the resource at its Atlanta gold project.
    400,000 ounces of gold and 2,900,000 ounces of silver have been produced
from Atlanta since 1864. The cut-off grade of the historic mining was 0.5
ounces (15.6 grams) up to and including 1935 and 0.4 ounces (12.4 grams) per
ton thereafter.

    About the Company

    Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary,
Atlanta Gold Corporation, a 100% interest in the Atlanta property which
comprises 1,891 acres and is located 65 miles east of Boise, in Elmore County,
Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for the
development of new mining projects.
    The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine
development and production and on acquiring, exploring and developing other
attractive gold projects.

    Forward-Looking Information
    This news release contains forward-looking information and
forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws.
All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking
statements. We use words such as "may", "will", "should", "anticipate",
"plan", "expect", "believe", "estimate" and similar terminology to identify
forward looking information and statements. Such are based upon assumptions,
estimates, opinions and analysis made by management in light of its
experience, current conditions and its expectations of future developments as
well as other factors which it believes to be reasonable and relevant. Forward
looking information and statements involves known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied in the forward looking information
and statements and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
those statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to
vary include but are not limited to the speculative nature of mineral
exploration, development and mining (including with respect to size, grade and
recoverability of mineral reserves and resources); operational and technical
difficulties; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral
exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards;
government action or delays in the receipt of governmental approvals, permits
and licenses; changes in resource prices and fluctuations in currency exchange
rates; the Company's limited financial resources and the availability of
financing alternatives; contests to the title of Company property and changes
in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets; as well
as other risks and uncertainties which are more fully described in the
Company's annual Form 20-F, annual and quarterly Management's Discussion and
Analysis and in other Company filings with securities and regulatory
authorities which are available at www.sedar.com.
    Readers are cautioned that the foregoing lists of risks, uncertainties
and other factors are not exhaustive. The forward-looking statements contained
in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes
no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking information or
statements contained herein or in any other documents filed with Canadian and
U.S. securities regulatory authorities, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable
securities laws.





For further information:

For further information: Bill Baird, President and CEO, Telephone: (416)
777-0013, Fax: (416) 777-0014, E-mail: info@atgoldinc.com

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