Primero Appoints Vice President of Geology and Exploration

Primero Appoints Vice President of Geology and Exploration 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 -- Primero Mining Corp.
("Primero" or the "Company") (TSX:P)(NYSE:PPP) is pleased to announce
the appointment of Mr. Gabriel Voicu as Vice President, Geology and
Exploration.  
Mr. Voicu is a Professional Geologist with over 25 years of mineral
deposit exploration and mining experience including holding senior
technical and exploration positions with a number of intermediate
gold producers. Much of his experience was gained in the Americas in
such countries as Suriname, Guyana and Canada and he also worked for
9 years in Romania. Mr. Voicu holds a PhD in Mineral Resources from
the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, and a BSc from the University of
Bucharest, Romania. Mr. Voicu is also an Adjunct Professor of
Economic Geology with the Universite du Quebec a Montreal.   
Mr. Voicu will oversee all aspects of Primero's geology and
exploration program, including its ongoing exploration and resource
expansion program at San Dimas and help source new opportunities for
growth and expansion.  
Mr. Joaquin Merino-Marquez has resigned his position as Vice
President, Exploration to pursue other opportunities.  
"The addition of Gabriel to our technical team reflects the Company's
focus on both optimizing and expanding San Dimas while continuing to
assess opportunities to diversify and grow the Company," commented
Joseph F. Conway, President & Chief Executive Officer. "I would like
to thank Joaquin for his contribution to Primero over the past year
and a half and welcome Gabriel to Primero's executive management
team. Gabriel's wide range of experience with projects in various
stages of development is a great asset to the Company as we continue
on our path of building a leading Americas focused intermediate
precious metals producer."  
About Primero  
Primero Mining Corp. is a Canadian-based precious metals producer
that owns 100% of the San Dimas gold-silver mine in Mexico. Primero
is focused on delivering superior, sustainable value for all
stakeholders with low-risk exposure to precious metals. The Company
has intentions to become an intermediate producer by building a
portfolio of high quality, low cost precious metals assets in the
Americas.  
Primero's website is www.primeromining.com. 
CAUTIONARY NOTE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION  
This news release contains "forward-looking statements", within the
meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning
the business and operations of Primero. All statements, other than
statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements.
Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of
forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "potential", "expects",
"is expected", "promising", "budget", "scheduled", "targeted", "is
targeting", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates",
"believes", "if realized", "in the near future" or variations of such
words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or
results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will continue", "will
allow", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotation thereof. 
Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not
limited to reference to the Company's resource expansion program and
new opportunities for growth and expansion, as well as management's
belief regarding the Company's intentions to become an intermediate
gold producer.   
The assumptions made by the Company in preparing the forward-looking
information contained in this news release, which may prove to be
incorrect, include, but are not limited to, the assumptions set forth
herein and in the management's discussion and analysis and the
Company's annual report on Form 40-F for the year ended December 31,
2011, as amended, on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and its most recent Annual Information Form on file with
the Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities as well as
the expectations and beliefs of management and that there are no
significant disruptions affecting operations; that development and
expansion at San Dimas proceeds on a basis consistent with current
expectations and the Company does not change its development and
exploration plans; that the Company's exploration plans will lead to
an increase in the Company's reserves; that the exchange rate between
the Canadian dollar, Mexican peso and the United States dollar remain
consistent with current levels or as set out in this news release;
that prices for gold and silver remain consistent with the Company's
expectations; that production meets expectations and is consistent
with estimations; that there are no material variations in the
current tax and regulatory environment or the tax positions taken by
the Company; that the Company can access financing, appropriate
equipment and sufficient labour; and that the political environment
within Mexico will continue to support the development of
environmentally safe mining projects.  
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other important factors that may cause the actual
results, performance or achievements of Primero to be materially
different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements, including the risks that the Company may not be able to
achieve planned production levels; the Company may not be able to
expand production at San Dimas; the Company may be required to change
or may experience delay in its development and exploration plans with
a negative impact on production; the Company may not discover
mineralization in minable quantities; the exchange rate between the
Canadian dollar, the Mexican peso and the United States dollar may
change with an adverse impact on the Company's financial results; the
Company may not be able to become an intermediate gold producer by
building a portfolio of high quality, low cost precious metals assets
in the Americas. Certain of these factors are discussed in greater
detail in Primero's annual report on Form 40-F for the year ended
December 31, 2011, as amended, on file with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, and its most recent Annual Information Form and
management's discussion and analysis, as amended, on file with the
Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities and available
at www.sedar.com.   
Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or
should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may
vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements.
In addition, although Primero has attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ
materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there
may be other factors that cause actions, events or 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. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.  
Forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and
accordingly are subject to change after such date. Forward-looking
statements are provided for the purpose of providing information
about management's current expectations and plans and allowing
investors and others to get a better understanding of our operating
environment. Primero does not undertake to update any forward-looking
statements that are included in this document, except in accordance
with applicable securities laws.
Contacts:
Primero Mining Corp.
Tamara Brown
VP, Investor Relations
(416) 814 3168
tbrown@primeromining.com
www.primeromining.com
 
 
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