Harvest Gold Corporation Appoints Cheryl Messier as CFO


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Harvest Gold Corporation (HVG – TSX.V) December 4, 2008 (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cheryl Messier as the new Chief Financial Officer of Harvest Gold Corporation.


Cheryl is joining Harvest after working the last fifteen years in finance related jobs. Cheryl has completed her 4th level CGA program and her primary responsibility will be maintaining and strengthening internal controls and overseeing financial reporting for the Company.


In the last five years she has acted as CFO or Controller for several junior exploration and mining companies within the Gold Group which included Radius Gold Inc., Northland Resources Inc., Ucore Uranium Inc., Mena Resources Inc. and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. During this time she has been involved with mergers, acquisitions, consolidated system implementations, investment and audit committees and she has had a leadership role in maintaining and strengthening internal controls. She also has strong cash management skills, having gained extensive experience working in the offshore sector.


CEO Rick Mark states, “Cheryl joined us six months ago and has acted as our Controller during that period. She has shown the Board that she has the skills and experience to guide us as we become a bigger and more complex organization. Her strong hand will provide the Board and our shareholders confidence that this increasingly important part of our business is managed effectively and efficiently. Cheryl will take the lead in all our financial reporting obligations, in the transition from CDN GAAP to IFRS and will be responsible for initiating and implementing new systems to support the Company’s business operations. Her appointment is an important step in building a platform on which we can grow the Company.”.”


Harvest Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company working in Nevada, USA and Manitoba, Canada. In Nevada, the Company is exploring the 100% optioned Rosebud Mine property, a generative gold property at Garcia Flats in the South Carlin Trend and an advanced property with a gold-silver resource at the Longstreet Mine, in Northern Nye County. In Manitoba, Harvest is exploring three groups of claims in the Rice Lake Gold Belt of south eastern Manitoba and at Assean Lake, Manitoba.


On behalf of the Board of Directors,

John Roozendaal, B.Sc.

Harvest Gold Corporation


For More Information please contact :

Keith Patey

Director of Communications
Telephone: (604) 986-2020
Toll Free: 1-866-816-0118


Dan Boase, First Canadian Capital Corp.

Telephone: (416) 742-5600 ext. 232

Toll Free: 1-866-580-8891

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