DENVER – Midway Gold Corp. recently announce the appointment of Brad Blacketor to the Midway team as Chief Financial Officer, effective Dec. 5.

Ken Brunk, Midway’s President and CEO stated, “First, we would like to thank Fritz Schaudies for his services as interim CFO. We are also very excited to welcome Brad to the Midway team. His hands on approach and teamwork mentality will be a great addition as we grow as an emerging gold producer. We are confident that Brad’s many years of financial experience in the mining industry will be valuable to the completion of financing on the Pan project, and we look forward to his leadership as we approach first gold production in 2014.”

Blacketor brings more than 20 years of mining industry financial experience to the Midway team. Prior to joining Midway, Brad was CFO of Gold Resource Corporation, CFO of Bear Creek Mining Corporation and CFO of Metallica Resources Inc. for 11 years as they made the transition from exploration to production. Blacketor is also a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Kaminak Gold Corporation.

Blacketor holds a B.S. in Business Administration with distinction from Indiana University as well as an MBA from Colorado State University.

He is also a Certified Public Accountant registered in Colorado.