Primero and Brigus Announce Mailing of Information Circulars and Special Meetings of Shareholders

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 31, 2014) – Primero Mining Corp. ( “Primero” or the “Company”) (TSX:P)(NYSE:PPP) and Brigus Gold Corp. ( “Brigus”) (TSX:BRD)(NYSE:BRD) today jointly announced that their respective information circulars (the “Information Circulars”) prepared in connection with the previously announced arrangement, whereby Primero will acquire all outstanding common shares of Brigus pursuant to a plan of arrangement (the “Arrangement”), have been mailed to the respective shareholders of Primero and Brigus.