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Luna Gold Announces Completion of Secured Credit Facility

Monday, March 11, 2013

Luna Gold Announces Completion of Secured Credit Facility05:30 EDT Monday, March 11, 2013VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2013) -Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC)(OTCQX:LGCUF)(LMA:LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Aurizona Goldfields Corporation, has closed its previously announced US$30 million corporate secured revolving facility (the "Corporate Facility") with Société Générale (Canada Branch) and Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. The Corporate Facility has replaced the Company's WestLB debt facilities and will provide funding for general corporate purposes. John Blake, Luna's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Funding of our Corporate Facility contributes towards Luna being well capitalized to complete the Aurizona Phase I Expansion Project in 2013." Refer to the Company's press release dated February 18, 2013 for additional information with respect to the Corporate Facility. About Luna Gold Corp.Luna is a gold production company engaged in the operation, discovery, and development of gold deposits and advanced stage gold exploration projects in Brazil. On behalf of the Board of DirectorsLUNA GOLD CORP. John Blake, President and CEOForward-Looking StatementsThis release contains certain "forward looking statements" and certain "forward looking information" as defined under applicable Canadian and U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "continue", "plans" or similar terminology. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future gold production and/or the results of analysis on gold production. Forward-looking statements are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions that while believed by management to be reasonable, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors identified in Luna Gold Corp.'s periodic filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drill results and other exploration data, the potential for delays in exploration or development activities, the geology, grade and continuity of mineral deposits, the possibility that future exploration, development or mining results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, accidents, equipment breakdowns, title matters, labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties with or interruptions in production and operations, fluctuating metal prices, unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, the inherent uncertainty of production and cost estimates and the potential for unexpected costs and expenses, commodity price fluctuations, currency fluctuations, regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability, competition, loss of key employees, and other related risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking information except as required by applicable law. Such forward-looking information represents management's best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Luna Gold Corp.Investor Relations(604) 568-7993www.lunagold.com