Marathon Gold Strengthens Board of Directors

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2012/CNW/ - Marathon Gold Corporation ("Marathon" or the "Company") (MOZ: TSX) today announced the appointment of Mr. Julian Kempto the Board of Directors of Marathon Gold effective immediately. Mr. Kempreplaces the vacancy on the Company's Board left by {C}Mr. Jim Frank{C}, the former Chairman of Marathon Gold Corporation and founder of Marathon PGM Corporation, who passed away on {C}Saturday, October 15, 2011{C}.

{C}Julian Kemp{C} is a Chartered Accountant with more than 20 years of management and financial experience in the mining industry. His experience has been focused on restructuring and transforming exploration and development companies into producers. Julian has guided various junior mining companies with precious metals, base metals and coal operations in North American and internationally as well as mining engineering and contracting companies. He is currently Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Fortune Minerals Limited, a position he has held from 2004 to present. Julian has also served as a Director for a number of public companies and is currently a Director of Rubicon Minerals.

"{C}Mr. Kemp{C} brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of junior mining company operations and his contributions will be invaluable as we continue to advance our assets. Julian's financial background significantly strengthens our team and he will play an important role in accelerating our growth," said Phillip Walford, President and CEO of Marathon Gold Corp.