Veris Gold Corp. Announces New Team Members

                 Veris Gold Corp. Announces New Team Members

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013

Toronto Stock Exchange: VG

VANCOUVER, April 23, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - Veris Gold  Corp. (TSX: VG)  (OTCQB: 
YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra  Exchange: NG6A)  (the "Company" or  "Veris Gold")  is 
pleased to announce the appointments of Robert L. Chapman as President of  the 
Company and Joanne C.  Jobin as Vice  President, Investor Relations  effective 

Mr. Chapman,  an accomplished  financial and  business development  executive, 
brings 32 years of mining experience with some of the world's leading  natural 
resource and engineering companies to Veris Gold. In his role as President  he 
will lead the corporate management team and assist with the Company's business
development strategy  while  also leading  the  Company's Elko,  Nevada  based 
mining and production teams at the gold producing property, Jerritt Canyon.

For the  past two  years Mr.  Chapman has  assisted the  Company in  Corporate 
Development activities including the development  of a strategic growth  plan. 
Previous to that he  worked for Newmont Mining  Corp. serving as the  Regional 
Vice President, Apollo  Gold Inc. as  the Vice President  and Chief  Financial 
Officer, Knight  Piesold &  Co. as  the Chief  Financial Officer  and  Barrick 
Goldstrike Mines Inc.  also in  the capacity  of Chief  Financial Officer.  In 
addition  to  these  positions,  Mr.   Chapman  has  also  run  a   successful 
mining/financial consulting business  with clients from  the State of  Alaska, 
St. Augustine Copper & Gold Corp. and Russell Mining Corp.

Mr. Chapman graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of  Science, 
Accounting and is a licensed CPA.

On his appointment, Mr. Chapman stated, "I am excited to accept this new  role 
at the Company as we  enter into a dynamic growth  phase at Jerritt Canyon.  I 
plan on bringing in the  kind of leadership that  will actively work with  our 
employees and management team to create a stable and safe workplace. We  will 
review our strategic plan and insure that resources are available to meet  and 
exceed our growth  expectations. Having  lived in the  Elko area  most of  my 
life, the success of the mining  industry and our employees is very  important 
to me."

Francois Marland,  Executive  Chairman  commented, "We  are  very  pleased  to 
welcome Mr. Chapman to our senior leadership team and look forward to  working 
together with him  to grow our  operations at Jerritt  Canyon. We believe  his 
extensive background in  mining and finance  in Nevada will  be an  invaluable 
asset to this  growth and  he will  lead significant  improvements at  Jerritt 

The Company is also is pleased to announce the appointment of Joanne C.  Jobin 
as Vice President, Investor Relations.

Ms. Jobin brings over 25 years of Investor Relations experience to Veris Gold.
She began her career in the fledgling investor relations industry in 1987 with
Barrick Gold, where she worked to develop its early IR and marketing programs.
Since then she  has worked  in the natural  resources sector  and managed  the 
investor relations, corporate affairs and communications programs for a number
of publicly traded companies, including  J.P. Morgan & Co. (Canada),  Canadian 
Tire Corporation, HEPCOE Credit  Union, IAMGOLD Corporation, Noront  Resources 
and Excellon  Resources. She  also co-founded  The FIRM  and founded  IR.INC, 
international investor relations  marketing companies focused  on the  natural 
resource sectors.

Ms. Jobin, who is well-known in the investment community, will be an important
asset in identifying  future business opportunities  deemed beneficial to  the 
Company, determining the  Company's rebranding and  marketing strategies,  and 
identifying key target audiences.

Shaun Heinrichs, Co-CEO  and CFO commented,  "We believe Ms.  Jobin will be  a 
valuable addition to the Veris Gold team and look forward to her contributions
in the near future."

About Veris Gold Corp.

Veris Gold Corp.  is a growing  mid-tier North American  gold producer in  the 
business of  developing and  operating gold  mines in  geo-politically  stable 
jurisdictions. The Company's  primary assets are  the permitted and  operating 
Jerritt Canyon mill  and gold mines  located 50 miles  north of Elko,  Nevada, 
USA. The  Company's primary  focus is  on the  re-development of  the  Jerritt 
Canyon mining and  milling facility. The  Company also holds  a portfolio  of 
precious metals  properties  in  British Columbia  and  the  Yukon  Territory, 
Canada, including the former producing Ketza River mine.

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discrepancies between actual and estimated production and mineral reserves and
resources; the speculative nature of gold exploration; mining operational  and 
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SOURCE Veris Gold Corp.


Veris Gold Corp.
Joanne C. Jobin
VP, Investor Relations
T: (647) 964-0292

Veris Gold Corp.
Nicole Sanches
Investor Relations Manager
T: (604) 688-9427 ext 224

Wolfgang Seybold
Chairman T: +49 711 25 35 92 40
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