DENVER, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vista Gold Corp. (TSX & NYSE American: VGZ) ("Vista" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Tobler as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective July 1, 2019. He succeeds Jack Engele, who is retiring as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, following 6 ½ years of service with the Company.

"Jack Engele has been a key member of our senior executive team for more than six years. On behalf of the Board of Directors and management, I would like to thank Jack for his many valuable contributions. His commitment to financial discipline and focus on capital management have been instrumental in maintaining our capital share structure while advancing the Mt Todd gold project," said Frederick H. Earnest, President and CEO of the Company.

Mr. Tobler brings more than 35 years of corporate financial management experience gained as a chief financial officer, CPA and corporate advisor. He has extensive experience with growth-stage resource companies, including most recently as CFO of Lydian International. Prior to Lydian, Mr. Tobler was CFO of Alacer Gold Corp. throughout the development and early years of operations of the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey. While a CPA and advisor, Mr. Tobler assisted numerous mining clients with strategic financial and corporate accounting objectives.

Mr. Earnest commented, "We are pleased to have Doug Tobler join our executive management team.  His extensive accounting, finance and corporate leadership experience will be an excellent addition to the Vista team as we continue to pursue our objective of creating shareholder value. Doug's broad industry experience will be invaluable as we position Vista for long-term success."

About Vista Gold Corp.

The Company is a gold project developer. The Company's principal asset is its flagship Mt Todd gold project in Northern Territory, Australia.  Mt Todd is the largest undeveloped gold project in Australia.

For further information, please contact Pamela Solly, Vice President of Investor Relations, at (720) 981-1185.

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SOURCE Vista Gold Corp.