TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2014) - Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Martin as President and Chief Executive Officer of Detour Gold. The Board of Directors has also appointed Mr. Martin as a Director of the Company.

Michael Kenyon, the Company's Executive Chair, commented, "Since Mr. Martin assumed the role of Interim CEO in November 2013, he has been instrumental in improving Detour Gold's performance and has earned the trust and respect of our team, the confidence of our shareholders and the public markets. It became abundantly clear to the Board of Directors that Paul was the ideal candidate to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express the Board's appreciation of Mr. Martin's efforts over the past few months, and welcome him to the Board, and to his new role as President and CEO."

Mr. James Mavor was also appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Martin commented, "I congratulate Jim on his promotion and look forward to working with him and the other members of the senior management team. I am confident in the team's ability to move Detour Gold forward."

Both appointments are effective February 15, 2014.

Mr. Martin, CPA, CA is a mining executive with over 25 years of experience focused on Canadian and international precious metals mining and exploration companies. Mr. Martin joined Detour Gold in September 2008 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Martin served in this capacity until November 24, 2013, when he assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of Mr. Panneton.

Mr. Mavor, CPA, CA is a finance professional with over 20 years of experience in the mining industry. Mr. Mavor joined Detour Gold in February 2012 as Vice President, Finance. He served in this capacity until November 24, 2013, when he assumed the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Detour Gold, Mr. Mavor worked at Barrick Gold Corporation from 1994 to 2012, serving as their Vice President and Treasurer during his last 5 years.

About Detour Gold

Detour Gold is an emerging mid-tier gold producer in Canada. The Company is ramping up its 100% owned Detour Lake mine to a long life, large scale open pit operation. The Detour Lake mine has proven and probable reserves of 15.5 million ounces of gold.

Contact Information:

Detour Gold Corporation
Paul Martin
President and CEO
(416) 304.0800

Detour Gold Corporation
Laurie Gaborit
Director Investor Relations
(416) 304.0581

Detour Gold Corporation
Royal Bank Plaza, South Tower
200 Bay Street, Suite 2200
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J1