First Gold Exploration Inc.

First Gold Exploration Inc.

February 28, 2008 14:00 ET

Nomination of Mr. Denis Simoneau as Chairman of First Gold Exploration

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2008) - First Gold Exploration Inc. (TSX VENTURE:EFG) ("First Gold") is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Denis Simoneau as Chairman of the Board of the Company.

Mr. Simoneau has been a Director of First Gold since its inception in the fall of 2006. Mr. Simoneau holds a Bachelor in geology from St-Francois-Xavier University in Nova Scotia. He is past President, CEO of Birim Goldfields inc. from 1995 to 2006 and is now Executive Chairman as well as Director. Prior to joining Birim in 1995, Mr. Simoneau was with SOQUEM, acting as Exploration Manager and Vice-President - Industrial Minerals for 16 years, and with Falconbridge as Project Geologist for 9 years. Mr. Simoneau is also a Director of Normabec Mining Resources Ltd.

The Company has also granted 50,000 stock options to a recently named director, Mr. Patrick Bradley. Each option entitles the holder to acquire one (1) common share at a price of $0.20 per share until February 28th, 2010.

"I'm extremely pleased that Denis has accepted to renew his board seat for First Gold, his experience will greatly help First Gold in the coming year, especially for the Croinor project development", comment's Eric Leboeuf, President.

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