Vangold Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : VAN
FRANKFURT : VAQ

Vangold Resources Ltd.

December 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Vangold Resources Ltd.: James Passin Resigns

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 21, 2011) - Vangold Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VAN)(FRANKFURT:VAQ) ("Vangold" or the "Company") announces that Mr. James Passin has tendered his resignation as a director of the Company to focus his efforts on Vanoil Energy Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:VEL) ("Vanoil"), the oil and gas company which was spun out of Vangold. The Board of the Company wishes to thank Mr. Passin for his years of service, and wishes him the best in his future endeavours.

Dal Brynelsen, President of Vangold commented, "I would like to thank James Passin for his great contributions to Vangold over his term as Director. These achievements include the creation of IBC Advanced Alloys and Vanoil Energy Ltd. I believe James will bring fresh energy and direction to Vanoil and this will allow me to focus all my attention on Vangold. I wish him all the best in this new endevour."

About Vangold Resources Ltd. In Papua New Guinea, Vangold has three advanced gold properties, the Mt. Penck, Fergusson and Allemata properties. The properties are located along the "Pacific Rim of Fire", the active circum-Pacific volcanic belt that is host to large copper-gold porphyry systems (Grasberg, Ok Tedi, Panguna and Frieda River) and to a number of world class epithermal gold deposits, including the multi-million ounce deposits at Barrick's Porgera and Newcrest Mining's Lihir gold mines. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Vangold holds a diversified portfolio of mineral projects in North America, Papua New Guinea and Uganda, as well as oil and gas concessions in Armenia. In addition, Vangold holds a significant stake in Coppermoly Limited, an Australian listed security (ASX:COY). Vangold's shares are listed on the Toronto Venture Stock Exchange under the symbol VAN and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol VAQ.

To find out more about Vangold please visit our website at www.vangold.ca.

On Behalf of the Board of VANGOLD RESOURCES LTD.

Dal Brynelsen, President and CEO

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