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Press release from CNW Group

Premier Gold Mines secures high-calibre mining executive

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Premier Gold Mines secures high-calibre mining executive10:07 EDT Tuesday, August 30, 2011Shares Issued:  121,860,211THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - PREMIER GOLD MINES LIMITED (TSX: PG) is very pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Andre Huet has accepted a position with the company as its Chief Operating Officer.  Paul will lead the advancement of the Company's key properties within Ontario and Nevada such that they progress through economic evaluation and potential development in an appropriate and timely manner. With a strong history in US-based project development, Paul will also assist in identifying prospective projects that will grow Premier's US asset base.Paul is a graduate of the Stanford School of Business in California as well as the Haileybury School of Mines in Ontario; he has over 24 years of progressive mining experience in a decorated career which has spanned employment in both the Canada and the United States. Since May 2007, Paul was Mine Manager, and more recently was the General Manager for Nevada Operations, at Great Basin Gold Limited since January 2009. In this capacity, Paul assembled and led a team that permitted, built and operated the high grade Hollister Gold Mine and Esmeralda Mill into a +100,000 ounce per year producing asset. Between 2000 and 2007, Paul worked at the Midas Mining Operations of Newmont Mining Corporation in Nevada in various senior capacities including Mine Superintendent and Mine Manager. Paul's Ontario experience includes supervisory and mining positions with Dynatec Mining Corporation and Kinross Gold Corporation in Timmins and Red Lake.Ewan Downie, President & CEO of Premier commented, "Paul brings to Premier a unique skill set with not only mine operation experience in Nevada, but also in the Canadian Archean. His tremendous experience is expected to complement our existing management team in growing our asset base and sends a clear signal to the marketplace and to our shareholders that we are not slowing down. We will continue to pursue our aggressive growth strategy amid a period of record gold prices and unprecedented opportunity."In joining Premier, Paul Huet stated that, "This is a very exciting time to be involved in gold, and more importantly, with Premier Gold Mines. My family and I are very excited to work with such a professional, growth-oriented group and I personally am looking forward to working with the Premier team to unlock the value of its impressive gold portfolio. Premier's management team has an outstanding track record of delivering growth and value to shareholders. I am confident that my experience will assist the team in meeting future objectives, and complement Premier's reputation in being a leading investment opportunity."Premier Gold Mines Limited is one of North America's leading exploration companies with a high- quality pipeline of projects focused in proven, safe and accessible mining jurisdictions in Canada and the United States, and include significant assets in world class districts such as Red Lake in Ontario and the Carlin Trend in Nevada.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.For further information: Ewan Downie, President & CEO                      Phone: 807-346-1390                           Fax: 807-346-0100 e-mail:          Web Site: