June 11, 2009
Hawthorne Announces Quotation on the Pink Sheets in the United States

 Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne" or the "Company") (TSX-V: HGC, US: HWTHF) is pleased to announce that its common shares began trading on the Pink Sheets Electronic Quotation Service under the ticker symbol "HWTHF". Hawthorne's quotation on the OTC Pink Sheets increases the Company's exposure to the U.S. markets and may enhance liquidity of Hawthorne's shares. R.F. Lafferty & Co., of New York filed the Form 211 and is currently a market maker on the Pink Sheets.

"The Pink Sheets quotation favorably positions us to reach a broad investment audience, including greater access to U.S. retail and institutional investors, while increasing our liquidity and transparency in the U.S.," stated Richard Barclay, President & CEO of Hawthorne.

About R.F. Lafferty & Co., Inc.

Founded in 1946, R.F. Lafferty & Co. is a leading, boutique securities firm and investment bank providing clients with a wide range of services including financial advisory, retail and institutional brokerage, asset management and investment banking services. Headquartered in New York, the firm specializes in serving small and mid-sized companies and their investors. For more information, please go to www.rflafferty.com.

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 Cassiar Gold Mine in Q4 2009 / Q1 2010 and to continue resource development of the nearby Taurus deposit, as well as the Frasergold deposit in the south central British Columbia Cariboo region. Hawthorne continues to review potential acquisitions, focusing on high quality, advanced gold development opportunities.

For more information on Hawthorne, contact Todd Hanas toll free at 1-866-869-8072 or the Company at (604) 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. A feasibility study has not been completed and there is no certainty the disclosed targets will be reached nor that the proposed operations will be economically viable.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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