Tim Twomey joins Premier as Exploration Manager

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very pleased to announce that Mr. Tim Twomey has accepted a position with the
company as its Exploration Manager. He will initially focus his efforts within
Canada's Superior Subprovince.
    Tim is a professional geologist with over 25 years of exploration,
production and management experience. He brings 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. More recently, Tim was Senior Exploration Geologist with Goldcorp's
Regional Exploration Team in the Red Lake Area.
    Ewan Downie, President & CEO of Premier commented that "Tim epitomizes
the spirit of enthusiasm and innovation in exploration. He brings to Premier a
talent for developing exploration concepts and the tenacity required to
convert them into mineral resources." Downie further added that, "the Superior
Subprovince and in particular Northwestern Ontario is Premier's home turf. Tim
will play a critical role in developing and directing our future growth here."
    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.
    In coming to Premier, Tim Twomey stated that, "I've chosen to become part
of a management team whose vision to create new mineral wealth and prosperity
for all stakeholders is consistent with mine. I wanted to become an integral
part of creating Canada's boldest gold exploration and development company".

    Premier Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-based mineral exploration and
development company with diverse property holdings that include several
projects and deposits in Northwestern Ontario and a joint venture in Mexico.
In the Red Lake gold mining camp, two of these are operated in joint venture
with Goldcorp Inc.. A strategic project is also located on the main
Musselwhite Gold Mine trend.

    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

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For further information:

For further information: Ewan Downie, President & CEO, Phone: (807)
346-1390, Fax: (807) 346-0100, E-mail: info@premiergoldmines.com, Web Site:

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