Maya Gold & Silver Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MYA

Maya Gold & Silver Inc.

September 28, 2010 10:19 ET

Maya Gold & Silver Welcomes Mackenzie I. Watson to its Advisory Board

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - Maya Gold & Silver Inc. ("Maya" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:MYA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Mackenzie I. Watson, former director of the Company, has accepted Maya's invitation to become the first appointment to its Advisory Board.

Réjean Gosselin, Maya Chairman said: "We are delighted to have Mr. Watson join the Advisory Board of the Company. His extensive knowledge of the mining business will be a major asset to orientate future developments of the Company".

Mr. Watson has 50 years of exploration experience and has been involved in the discovery of numerous coal, base metals, and gold deposits in Canada. He was awarded Canada's Prospector of the Year Award in 1991 for his participation in the discovery of a number of deposits in Canada, including the Harker Holloway gold mine (Ontario), the Icon Sullivan copper mine (Québec), the Long Lac zinc mine (Ontario), the Ellison gold deposit (Québec) and the Hébecourt copper deposit (Québec). He was also awarded the Québec Prospector of the Year Award in 1992 for his contribution in the discovery of the Pusticamica and Verneuil gold deposits in Québec. Mr. Watson is a past President and an ex-director of Freewest Resources Canada Inc., recently acquired by Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.

In 2010, Mr. Watson was a co-recipient of the Bill Dennis Award for a Canadian discovery for prospecting success by the Prospectors and Developers Association at its annual convention held in Toronto, Ontario.

ABOUT MAYA

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian Mining Company, listed on the TSX Venture, which focuses on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits. The Company is committed to developing and adding value to its primary property, Amizmiz gold and silver project in Morocco.

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