June 19, 2009
Hawthorne Gold Signs Contract with Proactive Investors Limited

 Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne" or the "Company") (TSX-V: HGC; US: HWTHF) announces it has entered into an agreement with Proactive Investors Limited ("Proactive"), to provide marketing services including shareholder communications for the Company for a period of 12 months, commencing June 15, 2009. The agreement will include banner advertising, company editorial snapshots on a quarterly basis, coverage of material news releases to the readers and subscribers to Proactive, dissemination of Proactive news coverage and articles through other newswires and news services, MP3 audio interviews and a profile of the Company on the Proactive website. Proactive will receive a fee of $8,000 for the 12 month period.

The agreement is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Company and Proactive are at arm's length.

About Proactive Investor Limited

Proactive Investors is a UK based financial media forum with operations and offices in North America, Europe, Australia and China. The company is focused on developing a well-informed investor base for companies in the junior mining space. The group provides its client exposure to an extensive network of investors through their websites that cover financial news in Australia, North America, Europe and China. Proactive Investors is an international news organisation.

Proactive Investors has a strong foot print in all key markets with established links to institutional & retail investors, sell side analysts and private client brokers. In addition to website presence Proactive Investors' services include conferences in Toronto, London and Sydney, aimed to provide its clients an audience to present their investment case in an intimate setting. Combined with articles, MP3 audio interviews and the coverage of news releases, Proactive Investors offer an unparalleled package of online opportunities for companies looking to raise their exposure into multiple markets across the globe.

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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