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Affinity Gold Corp. Announces Engagement of Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, P.C. as New Independent Public Accounting Firm

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affinity Gold Corp. (Pink Sheets:AFYG) ("Affinity" or "the Company") today announced that the Company has appointed Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, P.C. (HBM) as its new independent registered public accounting firm.

Hansen, Barnett & Maxwell, P.C. is a member affiliate of Baker Tilly International, an organization of the leading accounting firms located throughout the world. Baker Tilly International is currently represented by over 110 independent member firms in over 145 countries, including Peru. HBM will work in conjunction with Baker Tilly Peru to provide auditing services for the Company and its Peruvian subsidiary, AMR Project Peru, S.A.C. 

 "I'm very pleased we have reached an engagement with HBM. Their previous experience with public junior mining companies having operations in Peru is an exact fit for Affinity. Now that Affinity has identified and engaged the right auditing firm, it must now move quickly to become current in all its regulatory filings so it can be transparent to the investing public," stated CEO Corey J. Sandberg.

HBM will support the Company in advising on internal controls to strengthen the Company's corporate governance policies and procedures in the US and Peru.

In addition to being registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), HBM is licensed to practice in Utah, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming. 

About Affinity Gold Corp.:
Affinity Gold Corp. is a mineral exploration and development company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of gold mineralization properties internationally. Affinity Gold Corp.'s current primary focus is gold exploration in Peru.

Through its 99.99% owned subsidiary AMR Project Peru, S.A.C., Affinity Gold Corp. is the owner of the mining concession title named "AMR Project," covering 500 hectares and the mining concession certificate as evidenced by Certificate No. 7996-2006-INACC-UADA granted to AMR by the Republic of Peru, National Institute of Concessions and Mining Cadastre on December 11, 2006 (the "Mining Concession Rights").

For further information please refer to the Company's filings with the SEC on EDGAR available at


This news release may include "forward-looking statements" regarding Affinity Gold Corp., and its subsidiaries, business and project plans. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and section 21E of the United States Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor created by such sections. Where Affinity Gold Corp. expresses or implies an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is believed to have a reasonable basis. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Affinity Gold Corp. does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

CONTACT: Affinity Gold Corp. +1-763-424-4754 Investor Relations: Andrew J. Barwicki 516-662-9461