Dawson Gold Corp.

Dawson Gold Corp.

November 07, 2011 11:30 ET

Dawson Gold Appoints New Directors to the Board

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) - Dawson Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:DYU)(FRANKFURT:3DG) ("Dawson Gold" or the "Company") announces that Bjoern Paffrath and Alan Sexton have been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Paffrath has also been appointed as Dawson Gold's Vice President of Corporate Development.

"The Board of Directors is extremely pleased that Mr. Paffrath and Mr. Sexton have joined Dawson Gold's Board; their experience and knowledge will serve the Company well," commented Paul D. Gray, CEO. "Additionally, the appointment of Mr. Paffrath as Dawson Gold's Vice President of Corporate Development will significantly strengthen our links with the investment community and demonstrates our determination to add value for our shareholders through the exploration of the Toro Gold Property."

Bjoern Paffrath - Director & VP, Corporate Development

Mr. Paffrath has over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial markets and the commodity sector. Before he worked as president and head of trading for an international asset management company, he was a broker in the US and Europe. In 2008 he started his own business in Switzerland as independent financial advisor and focused on public mineral junior & exploration companies. His main responsibilities include advising management on corporate strategy and finance activities. Mr. Paffrath works closely with several leading European and North American asset management firms and mutual funds, which specialize in the natural resources sector. He has an extensive network of contacts within the financial community including investment advisors, fund managers, industry analysts, brokers and media throughout North America, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Mr. Paffrath holds a University degree in economics & business administration and is a Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Alan Sexton M.Sc., P.Geo. – Director

Mr. Sexton is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in the mining and exploration industry. His experience includes managing all aspects of exploration on large scale regional exploration programs to advanced definition drilling programs. In addition, he has supervised the geotechnical components of preliminary economic assessments and prefeasibility studies. He is a Qualified Person, as defined by National Instrument 43-101, and has experience working in mineral exploration for a variety of commodities and mineral deposit types throughout Canada, as well as in the United States, Australia and South Africa.

He is currently a principal of GeoVector Management Inc. an Ottawa, Ontario based consulting firm which provides project management, as well as resource evaluation and estimation for resource companies.

Mr. Sexton has a M.Sc. in geology from Acadia University and is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (NAPEGG), the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL).

About Dawson Gold Corp.

Dawson Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration company, focused on the exploration and development of precious/base metals properties located in Yukon. The Company is based in Vancouver, and is supported by an aggressive management team with strong ties to the Yukon. Dawson's cornerstone asset is the Toro Gold Property located in the southern end of the White Gold District, in the Dawson Range. The Toro Gold Project covers over 412 contiguous claims (approximately 8,300 hectares) of prospective ground. Dawson has an option to earn a 100% interest in the Toro Gold Property from Northern Freegold Resources Ltd.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Paul D. Gray, P.Geo., Chief Executive Officer

Dawson Gold Corp.

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