Batero Gold Corp.

Batero Gold Corp.

November 17, 2010 09:45 ET

Batero Gold Appoints Mr. James Hutton to the Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2010) - Batero Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BAT) is pleased to announce that Mr. James Hutton has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. Hutton has spent his career in the financial services industry and for the past 25 years has specialized in structured finance and resource company finance. Mr. Hutton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hutton Capital Corporation and Hutton Capital Management, companies engaged in investment banking. He also serves as the non-executive chairman of Terra Ventures Inc. and Novus Gold Corp.

Mr. Hutton designed and executed in excess of $1,400,000,000 in flow through share resource financings for the Canadian energy and mining sectors between 1998 and 2006. He was the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canada Dominion Resources Group of companies, one of the largest and most successful flow-through share funds in Canada. During Mr. Hutton's tenure, the Canada Dominion Resources Group completed in excess of $800,000,000 in offerings, which subsequently focused their investments on mining and energy issuers actively exploring for resources in Canada. The Canada Dominion Resources Group was acquired from Mr. Hutton by the Dundee/Dynamic Mutual fund organization. In addition, Mr. Hutton was the President and Chief Operating Officer of the CMP Resource Group from 2003 to 2005.

Mr. Brandon Rook comments; "I am pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Hutton to the Board. Mr. Hutton will be a key contributor in the growth of the Company as we work to define significant gold resources and with success driving the Company towards being the key player in the exploration and mining industry of Colombia."

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Brandon Rook, President & CEO

About Batero Gold:

Batero Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BAT) is a Vancouver-based precious and base metals exploration and development company focused in Colombia's emerging and prolific Mid-Cauca porphyry gold and copper belt. Batero is located within the Quinchia district and has 100% ownership in the Batero-Quinchia Project, comprising a 1407 hectare tenement. The Batero-Quinchia Project includes three known gold porphyry target centres. The Quinchia district and Batero's project is considered socially stable and mining friendly and is supported with a comprehensive infrastructure network. Batero has assembled a strong management and technical team in Colombia whom have contributed to numerous significant discoveries throughout Colombia. Batero plans to leverage its share structure with strategic local and regional relationships, and long-term financial partners, to develop its prospective project into what the Company believes will be Colombia's next major mining venture.

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