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Appointment of New Directors

November 18, 2008

Timmins Gold Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Cordova and Louis Rozman as directors.

Mr. Cordova is the legal counsel for the Company's subsidiary in Mexico. He provides legal counsel to several foreign and domestic companies doing business in Mexico. Mr. Cordova was previously the Minister of Agrarian Reform and Minister of Consumer Affairs for the Mexican government.

Mr. Rozman is currently an Investment Director for Pacific Road Capital Management ("PRCM"), a Sydney, Australia based private equity manager investing in the global mining industry. Mr. Rozman has over 25 years experience in the mining industry in mine management and project development roles in base and precious metals and coal seam methane, working in Australasia and Africa. He was most recently Chief Executive Officer of private equity backed CH4 Gas Limited (now part of Arrow Energy) where he led the company through feasibility and project development to operations. Prior to CH4, Mr. Rozman was COO of AurionGold and its predecessor Delta Gold; he was Chief Mining Engineer of Pancontinental Mining and held a variety of roles at MIM Ltd.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


Per: "Bruce Bragagnolo"
Bruce Bragagnolo
CEO and Director

For further information, contact:

Bruce Bragagnolo, LLB.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8980

For Investor Relations, contact:

Alex Tsakumis
Corporate Development
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8976

Leighton Bocking
Corporate Development
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8977

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