Rio Novo Gold Inc.

Rio Novo Gold Inc.

June 14, 2013 17:00 ET

Rio Novo Announces Annual and Special Meeting Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 14, 2013) - Rio Novo Gold Inc. (TSX:RN) (TSX:RN.WT) ("Rio Novo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that all resolutions were passed at the Company's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the "Shareholder Meeting") held on June 11, 2013, including the re-appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditors of the Company until the next AGM, and the re-approval of the Company's stock option plan.

At the Shareholder Meeting, the number of directors of Rio Novo was set at four and included the re-election of Messrs. Julio Carvalho, William Dorson, Eduardo de Toledo and David Watkins as directors to the Company's board of directors. Not standing for re-election for the Rio Novo board was Mr. David Reading, who has other projects which have begun demanding his increased time and attention.

Julio Carvalho, President & CEO, states: "On behalf of Rio Novo's Management and Board of Directors, I would like to thank all shareholders for the approvals and their continued support. I would also like to thank Mr. Reading for his significant contributions and involvement with Rio Novo over the last years."

About Rio Novo

Rio Novo is focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of gold properties in Brazil and Colombia. The Company has Measured & Indicated resources of 1,191,252 oz and 1,464,831 Inferred oz of gold at two projects in Brazil (Almas and Matupa Gold Projects) and one in Colombia (Tolda Fria Gold Project).

The Company's short-term goal is to become a producer of gold by bringing the Almas Gold Project, located in the State of Tocantins, into production in 2014. The Almas Project enjoys both established infrastructure, main grid hydropower in a proven and mining friendly jurisdiction and is permitted for construction.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding the estimation of mineral resources, exploration results, potential mineralization, potential mineral resources and mineral reserves) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often identifiable by the use of words such as "anticipate", "believe", "plan", may", "could", "would", "might" or "will", "estimates", "expect", "intend", "budget", "scheduled", "forecasts" and similar expressions or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, failure to establish estimated mineral resources, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, the price of gold and other risks identified in the Company's most recent annual information form filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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