PREMIER APPOINTS TIM TWOMEY AS VICE PRESIDENT EXPLORATION

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THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX: PG) is very pleased to announce that Mr. Tim Twomey has accepted an appointment with the company as Vice President Exploration.  Tim has worked with Premier Gold Mines since 2008 as Exploration Manager overseeing Premier's extensive exploration programs.

Tim is a professional geologist with over 25 years of exploration, production and management experience. He has brought to Premier a "golden" track record that includes playing a key role in Goldcorp's "High-Grade Zone" discovery, development and production at Red Lake. The High-Grade Zone is one of the most important gold discoveries made in the last 20 years.  It is an unparalleled mining success and regarded as the highest grade gold mine in the world.   Prior to his tenure at Premier, Tim was Senior Exploration Geologist with Goldcorp's Regional Exploration Team in the Red Lake Area. 

Ewan Downie, President & CEO, commented that "Tim epitomizes the spirit of enthusiasm and innovation in exploration. He has brought to Premier a talent for developing exploration concepts and the tenacity required to convert them into mineral resources."  Downie further added that, "Tim's dedication to his work has been a critical catalyst for the tremendous growth that Premier has enjoyed over the past few years.  This appointment is very much deserved."

Prior to Goldcorp, Tim explored for base and precious metals in mines and bush camps of Northern Ontario and Saskatchewan, including the Thunder Bay and Kirkland Lake regions. He graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, in 1983 with an Honours B.Sc. degree in Geology.

Premier Gold Mines Limited is a well financed Canadian-based mineral exploration and development company with several projects and deposits in Northwestern Ontario and a joint venture in Mexico. In the Red Lake gold mining camp, two are operated in joint venture with Red Lake Gold Mines. The company also owns strategic projects located in the heart of the Carlin Trend, Nevada, on the main Musselwhite Gold Mine trend, and holds a 70% interest in the Hardrock Project.

The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties.  Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and projections.


SOURCE Premier Gold Mines Limited

For further information: For further information:

Ewan Downie, President & CEO     Phone: 807-346-1390   
 e-mail: Info@premiergoldmines.com 
Fax: 807-346-0100
Web Site: www.premiergoldmines.com



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