Hernan Celorrio Joins Board of Directors, Dr. Fedor Zhimulev Appointed Chief Exploration Geologist

Jan 17, 2012, 13:56 ET from Pan American Goldfields Ltd

VANCOUVER, January 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Pan American Goldfields Ltd. (OTCQB: "MXOM") (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Hernan Celorrio to its board of directors. Mr. Celorrio, a lawyer, is an expert in Argentinean mining law. Previously Mr. Celorrio was an advisor to the board and he continues as a director of the Company's subsidiary Recursos Argentinos SA. Mr. Celorrio was the president of Barrick Exploraciones Argentina S.A. and a Vice President of Minera Peñoles in Argentina, in addition to sitting on the board of Directors of Northern Orion Resources and Yamana Resources (Compañia Minera Polimet S.A.) in Argentina.

Dr. Fedor Zhimulev MSc. PhD Honors, Novosibirsk State University has joined the Company as its Chief Exploration Geologist. He was a former senior researcher at the Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy and has extensive experience conducting fieldwork in the Far East, Middle Asia and India. He has published 14 papers regarding tectonics and the geologic development history of Northern Kazakhstan, Siberia and Central Asia, In 2009 -2011 he was appointed as leader of the institute's junior Scientists Community and last year was awarded the Academican Sobolev prize for junior scientists from the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences. Dr. Zhimulev has published two books on structural geology and geological mapping.

About Pan American Goldfields

Pan American Goldfields is a precious metal producer and exploration company. It is a specialist in exploration, mine development and production in Mexico's booming Sierra Madre Gold-Silver Belt. The company's most advanced project is its now producing Cieneguita gold-silver mine where a preliminary economic assessment is underway. In addition, it holds the Cerro Delta project in Argentina, where it is exploring for large gold and copper-gold mineralization in the Maricunga Gold Belt in Argentina, across from a number of world-class projects in Chile. The company continues to assess other high impact opportunities.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Neil Maedel, Chairman

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SOURCE Pan American Goldfields Ltd