February 13, 2009
Hawthorne Gold Retains Grandich Publications

 Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne"or the "Company") (TSX-V: HGC, US: HWTHF) announces it has entered into an agreement to retain the services of Grandich Publications LLC ("Grandich"), to provide an investor relations and communications program for the Company for a period of one year. Peter Grandich is the founder and managing member of Grandich Publications, LLC. Grandich publishes The Grandich Letter. First published in 1984, The Grandich Letter provides stock market and economic commentary. In addition, Grandich also provides a variety of services to publicly-held corporations on a compensation basis. Mr. Grandich is a long-standing member of The New York Society of Security Analysts and The Society of Quantitative Analysts.

Grandich will receive a fee of US$1,000 per month and will be granted 100,000 stock options vesting 25% quarterly. The options will be granted following the receipt of required regulatory approvals and the release of all pending drilling results currently being assayed. The agreement is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company and Grandich are at arm's length.

About Hawthorne Gold Corp.

Hawthorne Gold Corp. is a Canadian-based gold exploration and development company with key properties in British Columbia, Canada. Hawthorne is led by well-respected mining leaders Richard Barclay and Michael Beley. Hawthorne's goal is to become a junior gold producer by working towards production at Table Mountain in the latter part of 2009 and to continue resource development at the nearby Taurus deposit, as well as the Frasergold deposit in the south central British Columbia Cariboo region.

For more information on Hawthorne, contact Todd Hanas toll free at 1-866-869-8072 or the Company at (604) 629-1505 or toll free at 1-888-629-1505, or you can visit Hawthorne's website at www.hawthornegold.com.


"Richard J. Barclay"

President & CEO

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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