TNR Gold Corp.

TNR Gold Corp.

April 26, 2010 09:00 ET

TNR Gold Subsidiary Serves Notice of Back-In Into Los Azules to Minera Andes and Secures Standby Credit Facility

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) - Compañía Minera Solitario Argentina S.A. ("Solitario"), a wholly owned subsidiary of TNR Gold Corp. ("TNR") (TSX VENTURE:TNR), has served notice to Minera Andes Inc. exercising its back-in right for 25% of certain of the properties (the "Properties") constituting the Los Azules project in Argentina (the "Los Azules Project"). TNR also entered into a standby credit facility in the aggregate principal amount of CAD$5 million (the "Facility") for a term of one-year. The proceeds from the Facility have been placed in a trust account to be released on closing of the exercise of the back-in right.

TNR has issued 2,272,727 common shares to the lender as partial consideration for the Facility and has agreed to issue another CAD$500,000 of common shares with a deemed price equal to the 10-day volume weighted average trading price as of the day prior to the court's decision in certain circumstances where TNR is successful in its litigation with respect to the back-in right. In addition, TNR has paid a corporate finance fee of CAD$305,000.

The right of TNR and Solitario to exercise the back-in right for the Los Azules Project is subject to a legal action commenced by Minera Andes Inc., Minera Andes S.A., Los Azules Mining Inc. and Andes Corporacion Minera S.A. (the "MAI Group") against TNR and Solitaro in which the MAI Group is disputing Solitario's ability to waive the production of a feasibility study and issue a back-in notice at this time. The action seeks declaratory relief that any back-in notice is invalid, void or of no force and effect, and advances a claim for costs. TNR is also in a legal dispute with MIM Argentina Exploraciones S.A. ("MIM") a subsidiary of Xstrata PLC, over the language of the back-in clause of the Exploration and Option Agreement entered into between Solitario and MIM. In the action, TNR is also seeking confirmation of its ownership in the Escorpio IV property, which is located adjacent to the Los Azules Project and a declaration that the Escorpio IV property is excluded from the Exploration and Option Agreement. A court date has been set for the fall of 2010. 


TNR and International Lithium Corp ("ILC") are diversified metals exploration companies focused on exploring existing properties and identifying new prospective projects globally. TNR has a portfolio of 18 active projects, of which 9 will be included in the proposed spin-off of International Lithium Corp. For further details of the spin-off please refer to TNR's April 12, 2010 news release or visit

The recent acquisition of lithium, other rare metals and rare-earth elements projects in Argentina, Canada, USA and Ireland confirms the companies' commitments to generating projects, diversifying its markets, and building shareholder value.

On behalf of the board,

Gary Schellenberg, President

Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this discussion, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities and events or developments that TNR expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include metal prices, exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. In particular, there are no assurances that TNR will be successful in the current litigation with respect to the Los Azules Project and its back-in right and there are no assurances that TNR will be able to refinance the Facility in the event that the closing with respect to the Properties is delayed beyond the term of the Facility. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. This news release and the information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States and securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or exemption from registration.

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