VANCOUVER, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Veris Gold Corp. (TSX: VG) (OTCQB: YNGFF) (Frankfurt Xetra Exchange: NG6A) (the "Company"). The Company is pleased to announce it has closed its previously announced offering of units ("Units") of the Company (the "Offering"). The Company sold 7,200,000 Units at a price of C$2.10 per Unit representing aggregate gross proceeds of C$15,120,000. Each Unit comprises one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of C$2.35 until December 18, 2016. The Offering was made pursuant to an agency agreement dated December 6, 2012 between the Company and a syndicate of agents co-led by Haywood Securities Inc. and Casimir Capital Ltd., and includes Global Hunter Securities LLC. Global Hunter Securities LLC was engaged to offer the Units only in the United States. The Company intends to use the net proceeds to (i) fund the initial development of Starvation Canyon mine at Jerritt Canyon, (ii) fund a portion of the additional bonding for future reclamation obligations arising from the current years investment into a second tailings facility, (iii) fund the completion of re-grading existing rock disposal areas at Jerritt Canyon, the final item remaining under the Consent Decree, and (iv) improve working capital and also for general corporate purposes. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying short form base shelf prospectus are available at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Haywood Securities Inc. at Waterfront Centre, 200 Burrard Street, Suite 700, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L6, telephone (604) 697-7126, Email: email@example.com, Attn: Michelle Jankovich. About Veris Gold Corp.