Gowest Gold Ltd.
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Gowest Gold Ltd.

April 15, 2013 16:35 ET

Gowest Gold Issues Final Tranche of Shares to Mattagami First Nation and Matachewan First Nation Under 2011 Exploration Agreement

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2013) - Gowest Gold Ltd. ("Gowest" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GWA)(OTCBB:GWSAF) reports that it has issued the fourth and final tranche of 12,500 of the Company's Common Shares each to the Mattagami First Nation and the Matachewan First Nation according to the terms of the 2011 Exploration Agreement (EA) (see Gowest release dated October 27, 2011,) bringing the total to 50,000 shares issued to each First Nation. The shares were given in part as a goodwill gesture aimed at promoting a cooperative ongoing discussion between the parties with regards to the Company's North Timmins Gold Project.

The EA established the framework for these discussions by setting out provisions, which include business, employment and training opportunities activities for members of the two First Nations to participate in the exploration around the project. In addition, Mattagami First Nation, Matachewan First Nation and Gowest have agreed to negotiate an Impact Benefits Agreement should the project proceed as currently planned.

About Gowest

Gowest is a Canadian gold exploration and development company focused on the delineation and development of its 100% owned Frankfield East gold deposit, part of the Company's North Timmins Gold Project (NTGP). Gowest is exploring additional gold targets on the 90-square-kilometre NTGP land package and continues to evaluate the area, which is part of the prolific Timmins, Ontario gold camp. The latest updated resource estimate for Frankfield East included approximately 945,600 ounces of gold ("Au") in the Indicated category (6.0 million tonnes at a grade of 4.9 grams per tonne ["g/t"] Au) and 536,800 ounces of gold in the Inferred category (3.7 million tonnes at a grade of 4.2 g/t Au). As was used in the Company's recent Preliminary Economic Assessment, the current estimate is based on a 3.0 g/t Au cut-off and a conservative gold price of US$1,200/oz. This resource estimate has been completed by Neil N. Gow, P. Geo., an independent Qualified Person, and reported in accordance with Canadian Securities Administration National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") requirements and CIM Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves.

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