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San Gold appoints CFO Gestur Kristjansson as acting CEO

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Winnipeg, MB, Canada - March 20, 2014, Winnipeg, MB, Canada - San Gold Corp., a gold producer, announced that it has appointed chief financial officer Gestur Kristjansson as the company's acting chief executive officer.

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Mr. Kristjansson replaces Ian Berzins, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the company since March, 2013, and as chief operating officer since May, 2008.

Mr. Kristjansson joined San Gold in December, 2006, as vice-president, finance. He has extensive previous public company experience and has held executive management positions with real estate investment funds and capital corporations.

Mr. Kristjansson has a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) degree in Applied Economics from the University of Manitoba, an MBA in Finance from the University of British Columbia and is a designated Chartered Accountant (CA).

While Mr. Kristjansson serves as the acting chief executive officer, Mandeep Rai, the corporate controller of the company, will serve as acting chief financial officer.

Mr. Rai is a chartered accountant with significant accounting, finance and audit experience working with large public corporations. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he worked in the assurance and advisory practice focusing on publicly listed companies.


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