Amarillo Announces Non-brokered Private Placement for Up to $3 million in Proceeds

Amarillo Gold Corp. (TSX-V: AGC)(“Amarillo” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, subject to regulatory approval, it will arrange a non-brokered private placement financing (the "Private Placement") of up to 4,000,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $0.75 (seventy five cents) per share, for aggregate proceeds of up to $3.0 million. The Private Placement is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

All currency references are in Canadian dollars. The proceeds of this offering will be used for working capital and will be primarily applied to our Mara Rosa project now in feasibility. This news release is not for distribution to the United States newswire services for dissemination in the United States. The securities offered have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.

About Amarillo Gold Corp.

Amarillo Gold Corp. is focused on acquisition, discovery, and definition of gold resources in Brazil.  The Company’s principal projects are the Mara Rosa Project in the state of Goias, and the Lavras do Sul Project in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.  The Posse Deposit at Mara Rosa contains 1,174,900 ounces of measured and indicated gold contained in 20.85 MT at 1.75 g/t Au, and 156,400 ounces of gold inferred from 3.63 MT at 1.38 g/t Au (0.5 g/t cut-off grade) (NI 43-101 compliant resource as independently determined by Australian Exploration Field Services Pty. AEFS).  The Mara Rosa Gold Project has received a positive economic assessment from a Pre-feasibility study and is preparing to proceed to a bankable feasibility study. Should this continue to be positive it would be possible to commence mining by 2014.

The Posse Deposit was successfully mined by Western Mining Company (WMC) during the 1990s (mined areas are excluded from the above-stated resource figures), and is located in an area of excellent infrastructure: approximately 35 km NE of Yamana’s Chapada open pit Cu-Au operation, some 80 km NE of Yamana’s Pilar Au project (in Feasibility), 95 km NW of Votarintim’s Niquelandia Ni laterite mine,  105 km from NE of Serra Grande’s underground Au mine, and 105 km NNW of Anglo American’s Ni laterite project at Barro Alto.

The Lavras do Sul Project is an advanced exploration stage property (190 sq. km.) comprising more than 19 prospects centred on historic gold workings, with encouraging gold mineralization discovered and defined by more than 16,000 metres of drilling.  The initial resource estimate at the Butia prospect reported 215,000 ounces of gold indicated from 6.4 MT at 1.05 g/t Au, and 308,000 ounces of gold inferred from 12.9 MT at 0.74 g/t Au using a0.3 g/t cut-off grade in a NI 43-101 compliant resource as independently determined by Atticus Consulting 2010.  Lavras do Sul is also located near excellent infrastructure.  The Company also has a portfolio of earlier stage projects and all properties under Amarillo’s management are located in areas of good infrastructure and mining-friendly communities.
 

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AMARILLO GOLD CORP.         

Per:        “Buddy Doyle”                              
            Buddy Doyle, President

Contacts:
Amarillo Gold Corp.
+ 1-604-689-1799 (Canada)
+55-31-3261-5974 (Brazil)
info@amarillogold.com

 
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:
This news release contains Forward Looking Statements regarding our intentions and plans. Various factors may prevent or delay our plans, including but not limited to, contractor availability and performance, weather, access, mineral prices and success and failure of the exploration and development carried out at various stages of the program. The company has not made any studies towards determining if the gold mineralisation at the Butia prospect can be economically exploited at this stage. The prospect is still in the advance exploration stage.  Permission from the Government and community is also required to proceed with future mining production. Readers should review risk factors applicable to junior mining exploration companies generally to understand the variety of risks that can affect the Company.