VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2012) - Savary Gold Corp. ("Savary" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:SCA) is pleased to announce the successful completion of its initial drilling program on its Houndé South property, located in southwestern Burkina Faso. The program consisted of 26 drill holes, totaling 2,709 metres of reverse circulation (RC) drilling, as well as geophysical surveys and geologic mapping of the property. A total of 2,700 samples were collected during the program and have been submitted for analysis; results are pending.

"We are extremely pleased that our initial drilling program at Houndé South has been completed in such a timely manner," stated Charles Mostert, Savary Gold's President and CEO. "We are looking forward to receiving the analytical results from this round of drilling in order that we may begin the detailed planning for our next phase of exploration at Houndé South."

Analysis of exploration data previously acquired on the property identified two primary targets along the Ouango-Fini Shear zone: the Kueredougou zone and the Diosso South zone. The current program completed 20 holes, totalling 2,143 metres, on the Kueredougou zone and 6 holes, totaling 566 metres, at Diosso South.

The Houndé South property consists of two exploration licenses, Diosso and Mandiasso, totaling 375 square kilometres, and is located in the Birimian age Hounde Greenstone Belt of West Africa, currently the fastest growing gold producing area in the world.

Drilling was carried out by Major Drilling Burkina Faso SA. and laboratory analysis is being conducted by SGS Burkina Faso SA., both of whom are independent of Savary Gold.

Robin Black, M.Sc., P. Geo., a consulting geologist of the Company and a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this news release.

About Savary Gold

Savary Gold is a Canadian company with a tight capital structure that is focused on exploring the Houndé South Gold Property in Burkina Faso. The property is in the Birimian age Hounde Greenstone Belt, which hosts Semafo's Mana mine and additional gold deposits that are presently subject to extensive exploration efforts (including Endeavour Mining's Houndé Project and Sarama's South Houndé Project, which is adjacent to Savary Gold's property).


On behalf of the Board

Charles Mostert, Chief Executive Officer

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Contact Information:

Savary Gold Corp.
Konstantine Tsakumis
Investor Relations
604-681-8030 x232
604-681-8039 (FAX)