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Extorre Comments on YPF Developments in Argentina

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2012) - Extorre Gold Mines Limited (TSX:XG.TO) (NYSE Amex:XG) (FRANKFURT:E1R.F) ("Extorre" or the "Company) wishes to provide its insight on the proposed acquisition by the Argentine Federal Government of 51% of the Argentine oil company, Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), from Spanish Oil Company Repsol.

You are invited to visit the Extorre web site at

Known risk factors include risks associated with project development; the need for additional financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral processing; fluctuations in metal prices; title matters; uncertainties and risks related to carrying on business in foreign countries; foreign exchange restrictions; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain of our officers, directors or promoters of with certain other projects; the absence of dividends; currency fluctuations; competition; dilution; the volatility of the our common share price and volume; tax consequences to U.S. investors; and other risks and uncertainties, including those relating to the Cerro Moro project and general risks associated with the mineral exploration and development industry described in the Company's Annual Information Form for the fiscal period ended December 31, 2011, dated March 30, 2012 filed with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available at . Although we have attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We are under no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements except as required under applicable securities laws.

Mr. Trevor Mulroney
Extorre Gold Mines Limited
President and Chief Executive Officer

Rob Grey
Extorre Gold Mines Limited
VP Corporate Communications
604.681.9512 or Toll-free: 1.888.688.9512
604.688.9532 (FAX)

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