Luna Gold hires project manager for Aurizona



    VANCOUVER, March 15 /CNW/ - Luna Gold Corp. (TSXV-LGC, OTCBB-LGCU)
("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has hired Luiz Celaro
as the Project Manager for its recently acquired Aurizona project.
    Tim Searcy, Luna's President comments: "Hiring Luiz is a great addition
to our Aurizona project. His breadth of experience and familiarity with
developing mining assets in Brazil will be key to Luna's efficient advancement
of the project."
    Mr. Celaro is a mining engineer with an MBA in Environmental Management
and 30 years of engineering, construction, and mine management experience in
Brazil. He was the start-up engineering manager of Rio Tinto's Morro do Ouro
Project which, at start-up, had a head grade of 0.67 g/t. The project now
belongs to Kinross and is known as the Paracatu mine.
    After his time at Morro do Ouro, Mr. Celaro worked at CVRD on several new
mine developments in Brazil and abroad. Later he served as Vice President of
Rio Doce America, a New York based company, engaged in the marketing of CVRD
products in the USA.
    After leaving CVRD, he was a director of Bechtel/Promon, an engineering
consortium responsible for metallurgy and mining contracts in Brazil. Most
recently, Mr. Celaro was the construction and pre-operation manager for
Goldcorp's Amapari Mine in Amapa State, Brazil. The region is noted for its
high rainfall, and despite the particularly severe weather conditions during
the construction period, the project was completed on time.

    About Luna Gold Corp

    Luna is a mining exploration company with a focus on gold development in
Brazil and gold exploration in Nevada.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    LUNA GOLD CORP.
    "Tim Searcy"
    Tim Searcy, P. Geo. - President and CEO

    Website: www.lunagold.com

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    or accuracy of this press release.

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of an offer to sell any of the securities in the United States. The securities
have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities
Act of 1933, as amended or any state securities laws and may not be offered or
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    Forward-Looking Statements:

    Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are
subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors
identified in Luna Gold Corp.'s periodic filings with Canadian Securities
Regulators. Such forward-looking information represents management's best
judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking
statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially.
Luna Gold does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking
statement.




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