Metallic Ventures Gold Inc. announces new Board of Directors

    TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Metallic Ventures Gold Inc. ("MVG" or the
"Company") (TSX: MVG) today announced that Jeffrey R. Ward (and certain
related parties), a significant shareholder of the Company, owning or
exercising control or direction over approximately 47.8% of MVG's common
shares, has voted to elect a new slate of directors at the annual meeting of
MVG shareholders held on May 13, 2009. The new board has been given a mandate
to maximize value for all MVG shareholders. The new Board of Directors is
comprised of the following four directors: Jeffrey R. Ward, Linda E. Misetich,
Wesley J. Hall and Alexander J.R. Grieve. In the view of Mr. Ward, the new
board is well positioned to take MVG forward, drawing on the experience of the
directors and management. The new board will also ensure that MVG's future is
pursued in the interests of all shareholders.
    MVG's management including Miles Bachman, the current president and chief
financial officer, will remain with the Company, with Mr. Bachman remaining as
president and assuming the role of chief executive officer.
    A brief description of the experience of the new board is set out below:

    -   Jeffrey R. Ward - Mr. Ward has over 28 years experience in the mining
        industry during which time he worked with mining companies around the
        world. He has a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of
        Arizona, a M.Sc. in Engineering from the Royal School of Mines
        University of London and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
        Mr. Ward is a Nevada Professional Engineer and Chartered Engineer
        with the Engineering Council in the U.K. Mr. Ward worked with
        Bamangwato Concessions Limited in Botswana as an Underground Shift
        Boss, as Chief Mine Engineer with Lithium Corporation of America in
        North Carolina, as a Special Projects Engineer for St. Joe Minerals
        Corporation in upstate New York, as an Underground Supervisor at
        Molycorp's Mine in New Mexico and as a consultant with Freeport-
        Indonesia. Mr. Ward was the founding Chairman and Chief Executive
        Officer of Ward Mining Company, Kino Copper Company, Cobre Mining
        Company Inc. and Metallic Ventures Gold Inc.

    -   Linda E. Misetich - Ms. Misetich is a partner in the law firm of
        Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP where she practices securities and
        corporate law with a focus on corporate finance, mergers and
        acquisitions and transactional work. Ms. Misetich represents a broad
        range of clients with a particular focus on the mining and resource
        sector where she regularly represents issuers and investment dealers
        in connection with public offerings, private placements, take-over
        bids, and restructurings. She also regularly provides advice on
        general corporate and continuous disclosure obligations and other
        regulatory compliance matters and has extensive experience
        negotiating securities and other business agreements for
        corporations. Ms. Misetich received her B.A. (Hons.) from the
        University of Toronto and her LL.B. from the University of Western

    -   Wesley J. Hall - Mr. Hall has over 15 years experience in Corporate
        Governance and Shareholder Communications. Mr. Hall started Kingsdale
        Shareholder Services Inc. in 2003 and Kingsdale Communications Inc.
        in 2009, providing shareholder and investor relations communication
        services. Prior to forming Kingsdale, Mr. Hall was Vice President,
        National Sales for Georgeson Shareholder Communications Canada, Inc.
        and prior thereto, Senior Manager of CIBC Mellon Trust Company and
        Assistant Corporate Secretary at CanWest Global Communications Corp.
        Mr. Hall is a founding board member of the Canadian Society of
        Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) and was the CSCS' longest serving
        President. Mr. Hall also acts as Director for the Limited Market
        Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Hall has provided advise and
        assistance in connection with numerous transactions, including
        Xstrata PLC's $19 billion bid for Falconbridge, Companhia Vale do Rio
        Doce's $19 billion bid for Inco Limited, Barrick Gold's $9 billion
        acquisition of Placer Dome Inc. and Goldcorp Inc.'s $2.4 billion
        merger with Wheaton River Minerals Ltd.

    -   Alexander J.R. Grieve - Mr. Grieve is a partner in the law firm of
        Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP where he practises in corporate and
        securities matters. His transaction experience includes public
        offerings, private placements and acquisition retainers and he has
        acted on behalf of issuers, underwriters and agents with respect to
        domestic and international securities issues. Sander's corporate
        retainers include ongoing advice to public and private corporations
        in a wide variety of industries. Sander has acted for clients in many
        sectors, with a focus on mining and precious minerals. Mr. Grieve
        received his B.A. (Hons.) from Queens University, his LL.B. from the
        University of Windsor and his JD from the University of Detroit

    Mr. Ward said that "I am pleased to have the opportunity to once again
act as a director of MVG and I believe the new board is well equipped to
undertake a thorough review of the Company's prospects and consider all
options available to maximize shareholder value."

    Certain statements included herein constitute "forward looking
statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward looking statements involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual
results, performance or achievements of Metallic Ventures Gold or of the gold
mining industry to be materially different from future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by those forward looking statements. These
risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to,
changes in the worldwide price of gold or certain other commodities and
currencies and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining
business. These factors are discussed in greater detail in Metallic Ventures
Gold's most recent Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial and Operating Results on file with the Canadian
provincial securities regulatory authorities.

For further information:

For further information: Metallic Ventures Gold Inc., Miles Bachman,
President and CFO, (775) 826-7567, Website:

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