Premier bolsters operations team with the addition of Brent Kristof

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THUNDER BAY, ON, Dec. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Premier Gold Mines Limited (TSX-PG) is pleased to announce that it has retained the services of Mr. Brent Kristof as Vice-President Operations.  Brent is a Professional Engineer and brings a successful track record of mine development and operations.  Brent's primary responsibility will include overseeing the Company's Mercedes and South Arturo mines as well as participating in the development plans for Premier's advanced projects including McCoy-Cove and Hardrock.

Brent brings to Premier thirty-five years of progressive leadership and management of underground and surface mining operations that include an accomplished record in engineering, maintenance, geology, processing, projects and business improvement that will prove valuable for company stakeholders.  Most recently, Brent served as Chief Operating Officer at Klondex Mines Ltd.  Prior to his role at Klondex, Brent's broad Nevada operational experience included eight years as General Manager at several Barrick mines (including the Turquoise Ridge Mine) and seven years leading operations teams at Newmont's Midas and Deep Post mines in Carlin, Nevada.

"A top priority for Premier is to build an industry-best operations team and we look forward to Brent's valuable contribution as we continue to grow Premier's mining business" commented John Begeman, Chairman. "Brent's diverse world-wide experience will complement our existing teams as we advance our key assets and assess additional producing opportunities."

Premier remains focused on building its mining business towards mid-tier gold producer status.  In addition to its two producing mines, South Arturo and Mercedes, the Company is beginning to plan for future operations with a potential underground plan for the 100%-owned McCoy-Cove Property in Nevada and the ongoing permitting for future development at Hardrock in Ontario (Trans-Canada JV). 

Premier Gold Mines Limited is a gold producer and respected exploration and development company with a high-quality pipeline of precious metal projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

This Press Release contains certain information that may constitute "forward-looking information" under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about strategic plans, including future operations, future work programs, capital expenditures, discovery and production of minerals, price of gold and currency exchange rates, timing of geological reports and corporate and technical objectives... Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks inherent to the mining industry, adverse economic and market developments and the risks identified in Premier's annual information form under the heading "Risk Factors". There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof.  Premier disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

SOURCE Premier Gold Mines Limited

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

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