VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC)(OTCQX:LGCUF)(LMA:LGC) ("Luna" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has completed all necessary requirements for graduation to the Bolsa de Valores de Lima ("BVL") main board, including receipt of approval from the BVL.

Luna's common shares commenced trading on the BVL main board at market open on October 4, 2012. The Company's shares will continue to trade under the symbol "LGC". At this time, the Company's securities will be both delisted from and cease trading on the BVL junior exchange.

John Blake, Luna's President and CEO, stated, "We are proud of Luna's graduation to the main board of the Bolsa de Valores de Lima. This step serves as recognition of the progress we have made in developing Luna into a leading intermediate gold producer. We look forward to the ongoing support of our South American shareholders, and will look to strengthen this key segment of our investor base as we continue our growth."

About Luna Gold Corp.

Luna is a gold production and exploration company engaged in the operation, discovery, and development of gold deposits and advanced stage gold exploration projects in Brazil.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


John Blake - President and CEO

Contact Information:

Luna Gold Corp.
Investor Relations
(604) 568-7993