Harvest Gold Appoints Neil Richardson as COO and Director


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Vancouver, B.C., May 24, 2012. Harvest Gold Corporation (TSX.V: HVG) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Neil W. Richardson to the Company's Board of Directors and to its management team as Chief Operating Officer for the Company.

Mr. Richardson has 24 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining operations of base metal and precious metal deposits throughout Canada. During his tenure with mid-sized producers and junior explorers, he generated projects to National Instrument 43-101 compliant mineral resource estimates as well as lead exploration programs in greenfield and brownfield of the Canadian Shield. His past experiences include acting as a Senior Mine Geologist. He has an extensive background in resource - reserve estimations and operations which will be a key to the Company while we evaluate new opportunities.

Mr. Richardson graduated from Cambrian College in 1988, with a Geological Engineering Technology diploma. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba.

Harvest Gold Inc., President John Roozendaal states: “Neil’s extensive experience with property evaluation and project management is a valuable addition to the Harvest team. His skill set and expertise in reviewing and modeling projects with existing gold and base metal resources as well as assessing the economic parameters of deposits, will be of particular benefit to the management team. We have come to know Neil well through our relationships in VMS Ventures Inc, and we are very confident his leadership will provide great opportunities for Harvest shareholders.”

Harvest Gold Corporation is a mineral exploration company working in Nevada, USA and Manitoba, Canada. In Nevada, the Company controls 100% interests in the advanced-stage Rosebud Gold Mine property, and generative gold properties at Garcia Flats in the South Carlin Trend. In Manitoba, Harvest is engaged in early-stage exploration of three groups of 100% owned claims in the Rice Lake Gold Belt and holds a 40% interest in the more advanced-stage, Assean Lake project.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Rick Mark
Harvest Gold Corporation