Argonaut Gold Ltd.

Argonaut Gold Ltd.

January 29, 2010 09:00 ET

Argonaut Gold Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer, Barry Dahl

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2010) - Argonaut Gold Ltd. (TSX:AR) ("Argonaut" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce that Barry Dahl has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Argonaut, effective immediately. Mr. Dahl will replace the current Chief Financial Officer, Curtis Turner.

Mr. Dahl most recently served as the Corporate Controller of Andean Resources and has also served as the Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer of Hettinger Welding LLC (2007 - 2009) and the Director of External Reporting and Internal Controls of Meridian Gold Inc. (2003 - 2007). Mr. Dahl's holds a B.s. Accounting from Brigham Young University, as well as a MBA from the New York Institute of Technology. He has been granted the designation of Certified Public Accountant by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Mr. Dahl's appointment remains subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

"On behalf of the board and the management of Argonaut Gold Ltd., I would like to congratulate Barry on his appointment as CFO," stated Pete Dougherty, President and CEO of Argonaut. "Barry's experience in the mining industry and commitment will be a great assets to the Corporation as it moves towards its goal of creating the next quality mid-tier gold company."

Curtis Turner, the present acting Chief Financial Officer, will continue with Argonaut Gold in his new role as the Corporate Development Officer.

About Argonaut

Argonaut is a gold mining company with a goal of creating the next quality mid-tier gold company operating in the Americas. Argonaut is a new venture created by the former executive management team of Meridian Gold Inc.

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