Vista Gold Corp. Appoints Additional Director


DENVER, March 14, 2019 — Vista Gold Corp. (TSX & NYSE American: VGZ) (“Vista” or the “Company”) today announced that it has increased the size of its Board of Directors from six to seven, and appointed Ms. Deborah Friedman as a director of the Company. Ms. Friedman is a successful mining company executive with over 38 years of international and domestic industry experience with major, mid-tier and junior companies, and a retired partner from the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP.  The Board of Directors will consider board committee appointments at its next regularly scheduled meeting.

Vista’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Michael Richings, commented, “We are pleased to welcome Deborah Friedman to the Board and look forward to her contributions as we seek a partner for the development of the Mt Todd gold project.  We believe that Ms. Friedman’s past experience with domestic and international development project joint ventures, corporate and project finance, business combination transactions, mine development/operations matters, and exploration joint ventures, will be of benefit as the Company continues its efforts to realize shareholder value in line with the intrinsic value of the Mt Todd gold project.  We are very fortunate to add someone with Deborah’s credentials and extensive international experience to our Board.”

About Vista Gold Corp.

The Company is a well-funded gold project developer. The Company’s principal asset is its flagship Mt Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia.  Mt Todd is the largest undeveloped gold project in Australia. 

For further information, please contact the Company at (720) 981-1185.

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SOURCE Vista Gold Corp.