Victoria Gold Corp.

Victoria Gold Corp.

December 09, 2010 12:08 ET

Victoria Gold Announces Appointment of VP Exploration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:VIT) ("Victoria" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Dean T. (Ted) Wilton has joined the Company as Vice President Exploration and will be based in Nevada.

Mr. Wilton is an established geologist with a broad range of experience over twenty years in the global gold exploration industry.

"Victoria will benefit greatly from Mr. Wilton's experience which is highly relevant to our Company", said Chad Williams, P. Eng, Director, President, and CEO. "He has managed exploration programs which have led to numerous significant gold discoveries and much of his work has been focused on geology in Nevada where Victoria has many gold projects plus he has extensive experience on the Tintina Gold belt which hosts our Dublin Gulch property in the Yukon."

Experience on the Geologic Systems that are Important to Victoria

Mr. Wilton has been involved in virtually every aspect of the geologic functions within the gold industry, including exploration, pre-development and development programs, and mine geology.

For Queenstake Resources USA, Inc., Mr. Wilton served as District Exploration Manager responsible for of all of the Company's exploration and mine geology programs at the Jerritt Canyon gold operation in northeastern Nevada.

For Kinross Gold Corporation, Mr. Wilton held various positions including Group Chief Geologist responsible for technical supervision of geologic activities at mines and global gold exploration projects. He was previously Technical Services Manager and Chief Geologist for Kinross' subsidiary Fairbanks Gold Mining, Inc. at the Fort Knox gold mine, Alaska where he was responsible for district-scale and regional exploration programs in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. He also served as Managing Director of Kinross Gold Australia, where he supervised gold exploration and pre-development programs primarily in Western Australia.

At Granges US, Inc. (now Vista Gold, Inc.), Mr. Wilton served as Exploration Manager, US & Mexico.

For Minorco USA/Independence Mining Company, Mr. Wilton was Vice President of Exploration for the Company. He was also Vice President, U. S. Exploration for Freeport McMoRan Gold.

Mr. Wilton is a "Qualified Person" under Canadian National Instrument 43-101 and a "Competent Person" under the Joint Ore Reserves Committee (JORC) of Australia.

About Victoria

Victoria is a high-growth gold company with a focus on adding value per share through efficient exploration, project development, and accretive acquisitions. Maintaining a low risk profile through project diversification, sound financial management, and operating in secure jurisdictions are key priorities for Victoria's management team.

Cautionary Language and Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this discussion, other than statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling, exploration activities, anticipated metal production, internal rate of return, estimated ore grades, commencement of production estimates and projected exploration and capital expenditures (including costs and other estimates upon which such projections are based) and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include metal prices, exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

This news release and the information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States and securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or exemption from registration.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange, nor its Regulation Services Provider accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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