January 04, 2010
Hawthorne announces the resignation of Paul Fong

 Hawthorne Gold Corp. ("Hawthorne" or the "Company") (TSX-V: HGC, US: HWTHF) has received and accepted the resignation of Paul Fong from the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

"We wish Paul all the best with his future endeavours and would like to extend our gratitude for his years of service and his numerous contributions to the Board," stated Michael Beley, Chairman of the Board.

About Hawthorne Gold Corp.

Hawthorne Gold Corp. is a Canadian 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 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.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of


"Michael Beley"

Chairman of the Board

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 the 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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