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Pretivm to File Preliminary Prospectus Supplement

May 2. 2012

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG)(NYSE:PVG) ("Pretivm" or the "Company") announced today that it intends to file a preliminary prospectus supplement dated May 2, 2012 (the "Supplement") to its short form base shelf prospectus dated March 19, 2012, in connection with a marketed offering of its common shares (the "Offering"). The Supplement will be filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces and territories of Canada except Quebec. The Supplement will also be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") as part of a registration statement on Form F-10 in accordance with the Multijurisdictional Disclosure System established between Canada and the United States.

The Offering will be conducted through a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital Inc., and is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately C$60 million. The Company will also grant the underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to that number of additional common shares equal to 15% of the common shares sold pursuant to the Offering. The option will be exercisable for a period of 30 days following closing.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund ongoing exploration on the Company's Brucejack project in northwestern British Columbia.

The Offering will be priced in the context of the market with the final terms of the Offering to be determined at the time of pricing. Closing of the Offering will be subject to a number of conditions, including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange.

A copy of the Supplement and the short form base shelf prospectus may be obtained in Canada from Scotia Capital Inc. attention: Equity Capital Markets (tel: 416-862-5837), Scotia Plaza, 66th Floor, 40 King Street West, M5W 2X6, Toronto, Ontario; or in the United States, attention: Equity Capital Markets (tel: 212-225-6853), 1 Liberty Plaza, 25th Floor, 165 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006.

Forward Looking Statement

This Press Release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, risks related to unsatisfactory results of due diligence, the ability to satisfy the conditions of closing of Offering and general economic conditions, our planned exploration and development activities, the adequacy of the Company's financial resources, the estimation of mineral resources, realization of mineral resource estimates, timing of development of the Company's Brucejack Project, costs and timing of future exploration, results of future exploration and drilling, production and processing estimates, capital and operating cost estimates, timelines and similar statements relating to the economic viability of the Brucejack Project, timing and receipt of approvals, consents and permits under applicable legislation, the Company's executive compensation approach and practice, and adequacy of financial resources. Wherever possible, words such as "plans", "expects", "projects", "assumes", "budget", "strategy", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "anticipates", "believes", "intends" and similar expressions or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative forms of any of these terms and similar expressions, have been used to identify forward-looking statements and information. Statements concerning mineral resource estimates may also be deemed to constitute forward-looking information to the extent that they involve estimates of the mineralization that will be encountered if the property is developed. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information, including, without limitation, those risks identified in Pretivm's preliminary Prospectus dated February 24, 2012 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and in the United States through EDGAR at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Forward-looking information is based on the expectations and opinions of Pretivm's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise. We do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by applicable law. For the reasons set forth above, prospective investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

Neither the TSX nor the NYSE has approved or disapproved of the information contained herein.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
        Pretium Resources Inc.
        Robert  Quartermain
        President and Chief Executive Officer
        (604)558-1784

        Pretium Resources Inc.
        Michelle Romero
        Corporate Relations Director
        (604)558-1784
        invest@pretivm.com
        www.pretivm.com

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