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2012

Timmins Gold reports profit from operations of $13.6 million for Q2 2012


August 14, 2012

Vancouver, BC - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM, NYSE.MKT: TGD) (the "Company") is pleased to report its second quarter of 2012 financial results for the period ended June 30, 2012. For comparative purposes, Q2 2011 below refers to the three months ended June 30, 2011. All results are presented in United States dollars ("US Dollars") unless otherwise stated. Readers should refer to the Q2 2012 management discussion and analysis and condensed interim consolidated financial statements for complete information.

Q2 2012 HIGHLIGHTS


SUMMARIZED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND OPERATING RESULTS
In US dollars unless otherwise indicated Quarter Ended
June 30, 2012
Quarter Ended
June 30, 2011
Gold sold (oz) 23,499 17,965
Silver sold (oz) 14,452 8,622
Metal revenues 38,159,810 27,024,636
Production costs, excluding depletion and depreciation 18,184,487 9,883,006
Profit from operations 13,573,855 10,448,724
Earnings 6,163,422 5,747,072
Earnings per share, basic and diluted 0.04 0.04
Cash flows from operations 7,495,862 6,025,776
Total cash, end of period 21,168,487 7,970,861
Total assets, end of period 182,264,540 131,528,031
Total by-product cash costs per gold ounce 758 533
Average realized gold price per ounce 1,624 1,504

"Q2 was a strong quarter operationally as demonstrated by increased profit from operations" stated Mr. Bruce Bragagnolo, CEO of Timmins Gold Corp. "During the quarter we began implementing a comprehensive cost reduction program, the results of which should be seen in the upcoming quarters. We continue with our expansion program and have installed and tested a larger capacity tertiary crusher and screen. The installation of a pre-screening system to increase capacity from the San Francisco crushing circuit by between 6,000 to 8,000 tpd is on schedule with over 80% of the equipment on site. The Company continues to fund all of its operations, expansion and drilling from existing cash flows. The Company believes it is well positioned to continue realizing current gold prices, generating strong margins and increased cash flow from operations." 

About Timmins Gold

Focused solely in Mexico, Timmins Gold Corp. is in commercial gold production at its wholly owned San Francisco gold mine in Sonora, Mexico. The mine is an open pit heap leach operation. Timmins Gold has forecast production at a rate in excess of 100,000 ounces of gold per year. (Micon International NI 43-101F1 Technical Report dated November, 2011). 

Contacts:
Timmins Gold Corp.
Bruce Bragagnolo
CEO and Director
604-638-8980
bruce@timminsgold.com
www.timminsgold.com

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