VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - Luna Gold Corp. (TSX:LGC)(LMA:LGC)(OTCQX:LGCUF) ("Luna Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Geoff Chater as a Director of the Company.

Mr. Chater is the principal of Namron Advisors, a capital markets consultancy that provides strategic financial and business development counsel. He currently serves as a Director for Bearing Resources Ltd., Kiska Metals Ltd., Lara Exploration Ltd., and Reservoir Minerals Inc.

Mr. Chater possesses more than 25 years of experience in the global mineral and mining industries. He has spent the majority of his career as a liaison between public companies and the financial community. Recently, he served as President of Valley High Ventures Ltd., until the Company was sold to its joint venture partner in 2011. From 1999 to 2008, he was Manager of Corporate Relations for First Quantum Minerals Ltd. Prior to joining First Quantum, he held positions with Nevada Pacific Gold Ltd., Eldorado Gold Corporation, Ivanhoe Capital Corporation, Fairbanks Gold Ltd., and Cornucopia Resources Ltd.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Chater join our Board," stated Keith Hulley, Luna Gold's Chairman. "His depth of corporate transaction, strategic, and investor relations experience will be of great benefit to our company. This valuable addition to our Board is further evidence that Luna Gold is establishing itself as a premier mid-tier gold producer."

About Luna Gold Corp.

Luna is a gold production 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