Stock Options Granted

Vancouver, British Columbia - Carlin Gold Corporation (TSX Venture, CGD), ("Carlin"
 or the “Company”) announces the issuance of 1,400,000 stock options to purchase 1,400,000shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.125 cents per share, expiring June 18, 2017.The stock options are being issued to directors, officers and employees of the Company and are subject to approval by regulatory authorities.

The Company would also like to remind its shareholders that its annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at the offices of DuMoulin Black LLP, 10th Floor, 595 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 10, 2012, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., Vancouver time. Persons who were registered shareholders at the close of business on June 8, 2012 will be entitled to vote at the Meeting and will be entitled to one vote for each share held.

About Carlin

Carlin is a junior resource company focused on gold exploration. The Company owns a 100% interest in three mineral properties in Nevada, U.S.A., all of which represent Carlin-type gold targets. Carlin also owns a 50% joint venture interest in 3,960 mineral claims in Yukon, Canada.

"K. Wayne Livingstone"
K. Wayne Livingstone, President and Chief Executive Officer

Telephone: (604) 638-1402


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