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Luna Gold Appoints Luis Baertl to Chairman of the Board

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - June 16, 2014) - Luna Gold Corp. (TSX: LGC) (LMA: LGC) (OTCQX: LGCUF) ("Luna" or the "Company") today announced that Keith Hulley has retired from his roles as Director and also Chairman of Luna's Board of Directors ("Board"). Concurrently, the Board has named current Director, Luis "Lucho" Baertl as new Chairman of the Board and also has appointed Steven Krause as lead independent Director.

Mr. Baertl stated, "On behalf of the Board and everyone at Luna, I would like to thank Keith not only for his leadership, but also for the dedication and commitment he has given to Luna during his tenure as Director and Chairman of the Board." Lucho added, "I look forward to continue working with the Board and all Luna employees on executing our collective vision of creating a profitable and sustainable intermediate gold producer. In my role as Chairman, I plan on leveraging my global mining experience to ensure all stakeholders' interests are best represented."

About Luna Gold Corp.

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

On behalf of the Board of Directors

LUNA GOLD CORP.

Geoff Chater - President and CEO

Website: www.lunagold.com

For further information contact
Patrick Balit
Investor Relations Manager
+1 (604) 568-7993

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