Pretivm Expands Management Team

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2011) - Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG) ("Pretivm") is pleased to announce the appointment of key members of the management team as it advances the wholly-owned Snowfield and Brucejack Projects in northern British Columbia. 

Kenneth C. McNaughton has been appointed Vice President and Chief Exploration Officer. Mr. McNaughton was most recently Senior Vice President, Exploration for Silver Standard Resources Inc. He had been responsible for developing and leading all exploration programs since 1991, and played a major role in the growth of Silver Standard. Mr. McNaughton holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Master of Applied Science degree in geological engineering from the University of Windsor and is a registered professional engineer. 

Joseph J. Ovsenek has been appointed Vice President and Chief Development Officer. Mr. Ovsenek was most recently Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Silver Standard, where his responsibilities included strategic development, as well as negotiating and structuring financings and transactions. Mr Ovsenek initially joined Silver Standard in 1996, and also played a major role in Silver Standard's growth. Mr. Ovsenek holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Toronto. He is a registered professional engineer, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Kenneth J. Konkin has been appointed Project Manager, Snowfield and Brucejack Projects. Mr. Konkin managed Silver Standard's exploration programs at the Snowfield and Brucejack Projects since exploration started in 2006, and was instrumental in their success. He started working with Silver Standard in 1993, and has 30 years of exploration experience in the region. He is a registered professional geologist, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

About Pretivm

Pretivm is a start-up company that intends to acquire, explore and develop gold and precious metals resource properties, initially in the Americas. Pretivm has 100% interest in the Snowfield and Brucejack Projects in northern British Columbia; combined they represent one of the largest underdeveloped gold resources in North America. Pretivm's near term objectives are to focus on the high-grade gold opportunity at Brucejack, to advance the Projects to pre-feasibility and to explore for and acquire other precious metal resource properties.

(SEDAR filings: Pretium Resources Inc.)

Forward Looking Statement: This Press Release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, information with respect to our plans, costs and timing for future exploration (including updated resource estimates) and development activities, results of future exploration, timing and receipt of approvals, consents and permits under applicable legislation, production and developments in our operations in future periods and adequacy of financial resources. Wherever possible, words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "anticipate" or "does not anticipate", "believe", "intend" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, have been used to identify forward-looking information.

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