Midway Gold Welcomes William M. Zisch as CEO

DENVER--()--Midway Gold Corp. (TSX and NYSE-MKT: MDW) (the “Company” or “Midway”) announces the arrival of William M. Zisch as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 10. On December 11, Midway’s Board of Directors appointed Mr. Zisch as a member of the Board and Mr. Ken Brunk gave his resignation.

Mr. Zisch stated, “It is an honor for me to join Midway at such an important and exciting juncture. In the next few weeks I look forward to gaining a full understanding of our operations and our people. This will provide me the opportunity to develop the foundation for a Company update in the New Year. Again, I am grateful for this opportunity to lead and to serve Midway and I look forward to the startup of the Pan Mine in Nevada.”

About Midway Gold Corp.

Midway Gold Corp. is a precious metals company with a vision to explore, design, build and operate gold mines in a manner accountable to all stakeholders while assuring return on shareholder investments.

Midway Gold Corp.
Jaime Wells, 720-979-0900
Investor Relations
jwells@midwaygold.com
www.midwaygold.com

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This press release contains forward-looking statements about the Company and its business. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company's intended work plans, operational and other statements, estimates or expectations. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: “may”, “should”, “plan”, “believe”, “predict”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “estimate”, postulate”, “target” and similar expressions or the negative of such expressions or which by their nature refer to future events. The forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to various risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward looking statements. Other risks, uncertainties and factors include, without limitation, risks related to the timing and completion of the Company's intended work plans, potential delay of material deliveries, ability to meet debt covenants and obligations, risks related to fluctuations in gold prices; uncertainties related to raising financing in a timely manner and on acceptable terms; changes in planned work resulting from weather, logistical, technical or other factors; the possibility that results of work will not fulfill expectations and realize the perceived potential of the Company's properties; uncertainties involved in the interpretation of drilling results and other tests and the estimation of gold resources and reserves; ability to meet loan and financing covenants in the future; the possibility that required permits may not be obtained on a timely manner or at all; the possibility that capital and operating costs may be higher than currently estimated and may preclude commercial development or render operations uneconomic; the possibility that the estimated recovery rates may not be achieved; risk of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in the work program; changes in interest and currency exchanges rates; local and community impacts and issues; environmental costs and risks; and other factors identified in the Company's SEC filings and its filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and other than as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, opinions or expectations, or other circumstances, should change. Although the Company believes that such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not attribute undue certainty to or place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contacts

Midway Gold Corp.
Jaime Wells, 720-979-0900
Investor Relations
jwells@midwaygold.com
www.midwaygold.com

Contacts

Midway Gold Corp.
Jaime Wells, 720-979-0900
Investor Relations
jwells@midwaygold.com
www.midwaygold.com