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Serafino Iacono, Executive Co-Chairman of Gran Colombia Gold, Purchases 1,036,500 Shares of the Company

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Serafino Iacono, Executive Co-Chairman of Gran Colombia Gold, Purchases 1,036,500 Shares of the Company23:05 EDT Thursday, June 28, 2012 TORONTO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM) announced today that its Executive Co-Chairman, Serafino Iacono, has purchased an aggregate of 1,036,500 common shares of the Company on June 28, 2012 at a price $0.29 per share on the open market.  As at today's date, Mr. Iacono holds 10,977,916 shares of the Company (representing 2.8% of the issued and outstanding shares). Mr. Iacono commented, "This investment in Gran Colombia Gold is a direct reflection of my confidence in the Company's current and continued growth in asset value". About Gran Colombia Gold Corp. Gran Colombia is a Canadian-based gold and silver exploration, development and production company with its primary focus in Colombia. Gran Colombia is currently the largest underground gold and silver producer in Colombia with several underground mines in operation at its Segovia and Marmato operations. In addition, Gran Colombia is advancing a project to develop a large-scale, gold and silver mine at its Marmato operations. Additional information on Gran Colombia can be found on its website at www.grancolombiagold.com and by reviewing its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information: This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Gran Colombia to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this press release and Gran Colombia disclaim, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. SOURCE Gran Colombia Gold Corp.For further information: <p> Roy MacDonald<br/> VP, Investor Relations<br/> (416) 360-4653 </p>