NuLegacy Gold Corporation
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NuLegacy Gold Corporation

August 15, 2011 17:39 ET

NuLegacy Completes Initial Drilling on the East Pediment of the Red Hill Prospect, Nevada

RENO, NEVADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2011) - NuLegacy Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:NUG) reports that it has completed drilling two holes on the East Pediment portion of its Red Hill Prospect as part of an on-going 10,500 meter (~ 20 hole) drilling program.

The samples from the two holes, RH11-001 and 002 which were drilled to 460 meters and 300 meters respectively have been shipped to American Assay Labs, Sparks, NV for analyses. The two holes were targeted in the Eastern Pediment to test the anomalous gold in soil geochemistry in an area where several short (less than 125 meters) historic drill holes indicated that gold mineralization may be present. The drill samples from these holes are currently being logged and the results will be reported along with the metal analyses when received.

NuLegacy's 45 square mile Red Hill Prospect straddles the Cortez Segment of the Battle Mountain-Eureka Gold Trend. The Cortez Segment is a three plus mile wide and 25+ mile long west-northwest alignment of large bulk-mineable, sediment-hosted gold deposits. It includes the Pipeline Complex (which NuLegacy's COO Roger Steininger is credited with discovering in 1989), the Cortez and the Cortez Hills gold mines as well as the current ET Blue-Lower Horse Canyon gold discovery.

These gold deposits, which are all owned by Barrick Gold Corp, have collective gold reserves of 40+ million ounces and have produced in excess of 10 million ounces of gold to date. The Red Hill Prospect, with geology similar to that of these en echelon gold deposits, is respectively 21, 15 and seven miles southeast of the Pipeline, Cortez Hills and ET Blue-Lower Horse Canyon discovery.

NuLegacy Gold Corporation is a Nevada based exploration company focused on the discovery of Carlin-type replacement gold deposits on its two highly prospective district scale properties, the 45 square mile Red Hill Prospect and the 35 square mile Wood Hills South Prospect. The exploration and drilling programs underway employ sophisticated techniques for targeting multi-million ounce deposits.

On Behalf Of The Board Of Directors Of NuLegacy Gold Corporation

Albert J. Matter, Chief Executive Officer

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Readers are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. See the cautionary statement "Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's prospectus dated November 10, 2010 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances save as required under applicable securities legislation. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities and the Company is not soliciting an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The technical disclosure in this press release has been reviewed by Dr. Roger Steininger, the Chief Operating Officer of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators.

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