Maya Gold & Silver: Holds Annual Shareholders Meeting and Appoints Noureddine Mokaddem as Vice President & COO

Montreal, Quebec, June 17, 2010 – MAYA GOLD & SILVER (TSX-V: MYA) (“Maya” or the “Company”) (TSX: MYA) “) held its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting today at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, all matters placed before the shareholders were approved, including the election of all director nominees, namely MM John Booth, René Branchaud, Réjean Gosselin, Guy Goulet, Martin Wong and Roland Wismer. The Company also announced the appointment of Noureddine Mokaddem to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Noureddine Mokaddem has held senior role within YNNA Holding, ONA Group and OCP Group and has been important in the development of several large projects and mining operations such as Akka Gold and Guemassa in Morocco. He is a Professional Industrial Engineer and holds a B.Sc. Engineering from State School of Engineers, Mons in Belgium.

Furthermore, the Company also appoints Mr. Mokaddem as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer and President of its Moroccan subsidiary, Compagnie Minière Maya-Maroc, S.A.R.L . Mr. Mokaddem brings to the Company extensive experience in the mining industry within Africa. He will be responsible for the exploration and development of its Amizmiz gold-silver property in Morocco and for the evaluation of new business opportunities.

“We are extremely pleased that Mr. Mokaddem has agreed to lead our exploration program in Morocco. We will benefit from Noureddine Mokaddem’s leadership abilities, technical competence and business acumen, in Morocco” said Guy Goulet, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Subsequent to the annual meeting of shareholders, the Board of Directors also appointed Mr. Gosselin as Chairman of the Company, Guy Goulet as President and Chief Executive Officer, Leonard Teoli as Chief Financial Officer and Luce L. Saint-Pierre as Corporate Secretary.

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. is a Canadian Mining Company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange that focuses on the exploration and development of gold and silver deposits. The Company is committed to developing and adding value to its primary property, Amizmiz gold and silver project in Morocco.

For further information on Maya visit or contact:

Maya Gold & Silver Inc.:

Guy Goulet
President & Chief Executive Officer
T: 514-868-9995
T: 450 227-1150


Rejean Gosselin
Executive Chairman
T: 514-868-9995

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