Premier announces corporate group addition - Paul Blatter hired as Director of Metallurgy

Premier announces corporate group addition - Paul Blatter hired as Director of 
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pleased to announce that Paul Blatter will be joining the company as Director 
of Metallurgy and will participate in the advancement of the Company's 
portfolio of advanced-stage projects. Paul brings to Premier over 13 years 
of experience in mine development process and metallurgy. 
Mr. Blatter holds a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering and has recently 
held positions of increasing responsibility at Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and 
Matamec Explorations. Previous milling and development projects that Paul 
participated in include; lead metallurgical and operational development of the 
Lapa mill plant design through to mill start-up and operation covering all 
aspects of milling, Metallurgy Superintendent for Agnico's Laronde Complex and 
various project development projects for Agnico-Eagle Mines including the 
Kittila project. Paul will work on metallurgy and milling concepts for 
Premier's projects with the initial focus being the economic evaluation of the 
Trans-Canada Project, and metallurgy work for the Cove Project in Nevada. 
Premier continues to strengthen its operating team as it implements the 
Company's strategy of becoming a gold producer. In the past 12 months, 
Premier has made several key management additions including Paul-Henri Girard 
as Senior Mining Advisor and Eric Lamontagne as Director, Development Projects. 
"The addition of Paul to Premier's team confirms our commitment to building an 
industry-best team with substantial mineral exploration and mine development 
experience as we implement our strategy to convert from explorer to developer" 
stated Ewan Downie, President and CEO of Premier. "His previous experience 
in working with our current team will streamline our ability to execute on the 
advancement of Company projects." 
For 2013, Premier will see more than $30 million spent on exploration and 
development on three projects, the most aggressive budget in corporate 
history. Continued drilling and conceptual mine modeling for the Brookbank and 
Hardrock deposits are being worked in advance of a planned PEA. An 
aggressive expansion and delineation drill program is planned to be completed 
at the Cove Gold Project in Nevada with an initial mineral resource estimate 
expected in late 2013. In Red Lake, an accelerated underground drill program 
will be carried out from the tram development that is currently being 
excavated through the Rahill-Bonanza joint venture project. 
Premier Gold Mines Limited is one of North America's leading exploration and 
development companies with a high-quality pipeline of gold projects focused in 
proven, safe and accessible mining jurisdictions in Canada and the United 
States. The Company is fully financed with approximately $140 million in 
cash and investments, no debt and a portfolio of advanced-stage assets in 
world class gold mining districts including Red Lake, Musselwhite and 
Geraldton in Ontario and the most prolific gold trends in Nevada. 
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 Gold'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 Gold 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 
Ewan Downie, President & CEO Phone: 807-346-1390 Fax: 807-346-0100 Web 
SOURCE: Premier Gold Mines Limited 
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