Tim Twomey Joins Premier as Exploration Manager

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June 4th, 2008
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PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX: PG) is very pleased to announce that Mr. Tim Twomey has accepted a position with the company as its Exploration Manager. He will initially focus his efforts within Canada’s Superior Subprovince.

Tim_Twomey.jpgTim is a professional geologist with over 25 years of exploration, production and management experience. He brings to Premier a “golden” track record that includes playing a key role in Goldcorp’s “High-Grade Zone” discovery, development and production at Red Lake. The High-Grade Zone is one of the most important gold discoveries made in the last 20 years. It is an unparalleled mining success and regarded as the highest grade gold mine in the world. More recently, Tim was Senior Exploration Geologist with Goldcorp’s Regional Exploration Team in the Red Lake Area.

Ewan Downie, President & CEO of Premier commented that “Tim epitomizes the spirit of enthusiasm and innovation in exploration. He brings to Premier a talent for developing exploration concepts and the tenacity required to convert them into mineral resources.” Downie further added that, “the Superior Subprovince and in particular Northwestern Ontario is Premier’s home turf. Tim will play a critical role in developing and directing our future growth here.”

Prior to Goldcorp, Tim explored for base and precious metals in mines and bush camps of Northern Ontario and Saskatchewan, including the Thunder Bay and Kirkland Lake regions. He graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, in 1983 with an Honours B.Sc. degree in Geology.

In coming to Premier, Tim Twomey stated that, “I’ve chosen to become part of a management team whose vision to create new mineral wealth and prosperity for all stakeholders is consistent with mine. I wanted to become an integral part of creating Canada’s boldest gold exploration and development company”.

Premier Gold Mines Limited is a Canadian-based mineral exploration and development company with diverse property holdings that include several projects and deposits in Northwestern Ontario and a joint venture in Mexico. In the Red Lake gold mining camp, two of these are operated in joint venture with Goldcorp Inc.. A strategic project is also located on the main Musselwhite Gold Mine trend.

For further information, please contact:
Ewan Downie, President & CEO
Phone: 807-346-1390 Fax: 807-346-0100
E-mail: info@premiergoldmines.com
Web Site: http://www.premiergoldmines.com

The statements made in this Press Release may contain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from the Company’s expectations and projections.