Vista Gold Corp. Announces That It Expects to Close Its Previously Announced Brokered Private Placement on March 5, 2008

    DENVER, March 4 /CNW/ -- Vista Gold Corp. ("Vista" or the "Corporation")
(Amex:   VGZ; TSX) announced today that it expects to close its previously
announced brokered private placement of up to US$32 million in aggregate
principal amount of senior secured convertible notes (the "Notes") of the
Corporation.  For a description of the Notes, the Corporation refers you to
its press release dated February 12, 2008.
    The Corporation will use the net proceeds of the offering of the Notes to
finance the previously announced purchase of gold processing equipment to be
used at the Paredones Amarillos gold project and to fund ongoing operations at
the Paredones Amarillos gold project.
    The above-described securities have not been registered under the
Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or
sold in the United States absent registration or applicable exemption from
registration requirements.
    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934
and forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities
laws.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in
this press release that address activities, events or developments that Vista
expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including such things
as Vista's plans for financing the Paredones Amarillos Project including the
nature and timing of financing; plans for construction and development
activities at the Paredones Amarillos Project; and other such matters are
forward-looking statements and forward-looking information.  When used in this
press release, the words "will", "estimate", "plan", "anticipate", "expect",
"intend", "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements and forward-looking information.  These statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may
cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Vista to be
materially different from any future results, performance or achievements
expressed or implied by such statements.  Such factors include, among others,
risks relating to delays in commencement and completion of construction at the
Paredones Amarillos Project; risks of shortages of equipment or supplies;
risks that Vista's acquisition, exploration and property advancement efforts
will not be successful; risks relating to fluctuations in the price of gold;
the inherently hazardous nature of mining-related activities; uncertainties
concerning reserve and resource estimates; potential effects on Vista's
operations of environmental regulations in the countries in which it operates;
risks due to legal proceedings; risks relating to political and economic
instability in certain countries in which it operates; and uncertainty of
being able to raise capital on favorable terms or at all; as well as those
factors discussed in Vista's latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Report on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission and Canadian securities commissions.  Although Vista has
attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements and
forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not
to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that
such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events
could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except as
required by law, Vista assumes no obligation to publicly update any
forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result
of new information, future events or otherwise.
    For further information, please contact Connie Martinez at (720)
981-1185, or visit the Vista Gold Corp. website at

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