Midway Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : MDW
NYSE Amex : MDW

Midway Gold Corp.

September 10, 2009 17:00 ET

Midway Appoints New Chairman

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - Midway Gold Corp. ("Midway") (TSX VENTURE:MDW)(NYSE Amex:MDW) is pleased to report that the board of directors has appointed Daniel Wolfus as its non-executive chairman of the board to replace George Hawes in that role.

Mr. Wolfus has over 28 years of investment banking experience, firstly with E.F. Hutton & Co., where Mr. Wolfus rose to become partner and Senior Vice President in charge of the West Coast Corporate Finance Department, followed by his tenure as Chairman, CEO and chief organizer of Hancock Savings Bank in Los Angeles. During his term with Hancock Savings, the bank grew to five branches and $225 million in assets before it was sold in 1997.

Pursuant to Midway's shareholder approved combined incentive and non-qualified stock option plan, the board of directors of Midway has granted non-qualified stock options on a total of 1,000,000 shares of Midway's common stock exercisable for up to five years at a price of $0.86 per share being the closing price of Midway's common shares on the day prior to grant and are subject to any applicable regulatory hold periods.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Alan Branham, President and CEO

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