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Vista Gold Corp. announces closing of public offering of units
Monday, Dec 24, 2012

DENVER, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Gold Corp. (the "Company," "we" or "our") (NYSE MKT and TSX: VGZ) announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering of 4,182,550 units, which includes 545,550 units issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option. The units were offered at a price to the public of US$2.75 per unit. Each unit is comprised of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one common share of the Company's stock at a price of US$3.30 for a period of 24 months from the closing of this offering. The Company will not apply for the listing of the warrants on any stock exchange.

The gross proceeds of the offering, before expenses, were US$11,502,013. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to advance our Mt. Todd gold project in Australia, including completing a bankable feasibility study, for corporate administration, to complete a preliminary economic assessment on our Guadalupe de los Reyes gold/silver project in Mexico, and for working capital requirements and general corporate purposes.

Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC and National Bank Financial Inc. acted as joint book-running managers for the offering and Casimir Capital L.P. acted as co-manager for the offering.

About Vista Gold Corp.

Vista is focused on the development of the Mt. Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia, to achieve its goal of becoming a gold producer. Vista is advancing exploration on its Guadalupe de los Reyes gold/silver project in Mexico and has granted Invecture Group, S.A. de C.V. a right to earn a 62.5% interest in the Los Cardones (formerly named Concordia) gold project in Mexico. Vista's other holdings include the Awak Mas gold project in Indonesia and the Long Valley gold project in California.

SOURCE Vista Gold Corp.

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