Dawson Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : DYU
FRANKFURT : 3DG

Dawson Gold Corp.

December 21, 2011 19:46 ET

Dawson Gold Closes Financing

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) - Dawson Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:DYU)(FRANKFURT:3DG) ("Dawson Gold" or the "Company") announces that, further to the Company's news release of November 23, 2011, it has closed the second and final tranche of its private placement. When combined with the first tranche, the company issued a total of 7,780,000 units for gross proceeds of $389,000. The units were offered at $0.05, with each unit consisting of one share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional share for a period of 18 months from the closing date at a price of $0.10.

In connection with the second tranche, the Company will pay finders' fees of $9,300 cash and 181,440 finders' warrants. Each finder's warrant is exercisable at $0.10 into one common share of the Company for 18 months from the issuance date.

All the issued securities are subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing.

The proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund exploration on the Company's Toro project in Yukon and for general working capital purposes.

Dawson Gold also announces a subsequent non-brokered a private placement of up to 16,000,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.05 per unit. Each unit will consist of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant will entitle the holder to acquire a further share at a price of $0.10 exercisable for 18 months from the issuance date. The Company will pay a finder's fee of 6% in cash and finder's warrants on all or part of the private placement in accordance with the policies of the TSX-V. The proceeds from the private placement will be used to fund exploration on the Company's Toro project in Yukon and for general working capital purposes.

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 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.

For additional information please visit the Company's website at www.dawsongold.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulations Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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