Azteca Gold Corp.

Azteca Gold Corp.

March 26, 2007 16:16 ET

Azteca Gold Corp.: New Executive Announced

SPOKANE, WASHINGTON--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - Matthew Russell, President of Azteca Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:AZG) (the "Company") announces that the Company has appointed John Mears, currently a director of the Company, as its Vice-President, Operations & Exploration. Mr. Mears was awarded 1,200,000 options to purchase shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.52 for a 5 year term. These options vest over 2 years. An additional 100,000 options were granted to consulting geologists on the same terms today.

WARNING: the Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward looking" statements. The information in this release may contain forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. This forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking information. Factors that may cause actual results to vary material include, but are not limited to, inaccurate assumptions concerning the exploration for and development of mineral deposits, currency fluctuations, unanticipated operational or technical difficulties, changes in laws or regulations, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits, changes in general economic conditions or conditions in the financial markets and the inability to raise additional financing. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information. The Company does not assume the obligation to revise or update this forward-looking information after the date of this release or to revise such information to reflect the occurrence of future unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

Shares issued: 65,794,137

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