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Appointment of Lee Graber as Director

July 21, 2008

Timmins Gold Corp. (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Graber as a director.

Mr. Graber 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. Graber has over 30 years relevant experience in the mining industry, including 23 years with Homestake Mining Company ("Homestake") where he served as Vice President of Corporate Develoment. Subsequent to Homestake, Mr. Graber was Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions for Endeavour Financial Ltd. in Vancouver, advising junior resource companies on financings, mergers and acquisitions and project development. Mr Graber has served as a mining industry consultant for mineral projects Asia and the Americas. Mr. Graber has served as a director of public and private mineral resource companies with projects throughout the world and currently is a director of AuEx Ventures. Inc, Suramina Resources Inc., and Orca Minerals Limited.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


Bruce Bragagnolo
CEO and Director

For further information, contact:

Arturo Bonillas, B.Sc.(Eng)
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Tel: 011-52-662-262-1132

Darcy Krohman, P.Geo., C.A.
Executive Vice-President & CFO
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: 604-638-8971

For Investor Relations, contact:

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

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

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