Prodigy Gold Incorporated
TSX VENTURE : PDG

Prodigy Gold Incorporated

March 17, 2011 14:29 ET

Prodigy Gold Closes Private Placement With Macquarie

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) -

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Prodigy Gold Incorporated (the "Company" or "Prodigy Gold") (TSX VENTURE:PDG), is pleased to announce it has closed the non-brokered private placement originally announced on March 8, 2011 pursuant to which Macquarie Bank Ltd. ("Macquarie") has acquired 7,000,000 units of the Company at a price of $0.45 per unit for proceeds of $3,150,000.

Each unit consists of one common share of the Company (a "Common Share") and one-half of one transferable Common Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder, on exercise thereof, to purchase one additional Common share at a price of $0.60 for a period of 24 months from the completion of the offering, provided that if the daily volume weighted average price for twenty (20) consecutive days of trading of the Company's shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (or such other stock exchange on which shares of the Company are listed) exceeds $0.75 per share, the expiry date of the Warrants may be accelerated to the day which is thirty (30) calendar days after notice of acceleration has been sent by the Company to Macquarie. All securities issued in connection with the private placement will be subject to a minimum four-month hold period.

The proceeds from the private placement will be used to fund the Company's ongoing exploration and development at the Magino mine project and general corporate purposes.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, or unless an exemption from such registration is available.

About Prodigy Gold: Prodigy Gold Incorporated (TSX VENTURE:PDG) is currently evaluating the Magino mine project in Ontario as an open-pit mining opportunity with the potential for deeper, higher grade gold production. The Magino mine project contains Indicated gold resources of 1,924,200 ounces grading 1.16 gpt gold (51.6M tonnes), and 587,100 ounces of Inferred gold resources grading 1.04 gpt gold (18.3M tonnes) (please see Prodigy press release dated February 28, 2011). The Company is producing a Preliminary Economic Analysis (PEA), establishing the economic parameters of an open pit mining operation at Magino. The PEA is expected to lead to a full feasibility study, projected for early 2012. Bringing the Magino Mine project through the feasibility process and towards production, coupled with the exploration potential of our Beardmore-Geraldton exploration properties, are the catalysts to growing Prodigy Gold, building substantial value for Prodigy shareholders: Today's Discovery, Tomorrow's Future.

The geological information for the Magino project has been reviewed and approved by Tom Pollock, P.Geo., Prodigy Gold's Vice President – Exploration, who is a qualified person under the definitions established by National Instrument 43-101. Drill core at Magino is boxed, covered, and sealed at the drill rig and moved to the Prodigy logging and sample preparation facilities by Prodigy personnel. The core is then split down the centre using a typical table fed circular rock saw normally at one metre intervals. One half of the core is sent for assay to ALS Chemex, 2090 Riverside Dr., Timmins, ON, P4R 0A2, while the other half is returned to the core box and stored at Prodigy's sampling facility in a secure, fenced off, area. Prodigy QA/QC procedures include the regular use of blanks, standards and duplicate samples in addition to sending 10% of the samples off to a second lab for check assays. Samples assaying greater than 3.0 gpt gold are automatically re-assayed by the metallic screen method. Drill holes are directed as much as possible perpendicular to the strike and dip of the mineralization at Magino. As a rough estimate the true thickness of the above intercepts is approximately 76%.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Brian J. Maher, President and Chief Executive Officer

This news release includes certain forward-looking statements or information. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the potential mineralization and geological merits of the Magino mine property and other future plans, objectives or expectations of Prodigy Gold Incorporated (the "Company") are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's plans or expectations include risks relating to the actual results of current exploration activities, fluctuating gold prices, possibility of equipment breakdowns and delays, exploration cost overruns, availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions, regulatory changes, timeliness of government or regulatory approvals and other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

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

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