Crew Gold Corporation
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Crew Gold Corporation

September 10, 2009 08:34 ET

Crew Gold Gives Production and Cash Update

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2009) - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company")(TSX:CRU)(OSLO:CRU)

As requested by certain of the Company's bond holders, Crew is releasing the following production and cash update in advance of its regular quarterly report due on or before November 15, 2009.

As reported in the Q2 quarterly report issued on August 14, 2009, SAG mill 01 was taken offline for bearing replacement and the Lero crusher was expected to be out of service until late August due to damage caused by lightning. The electrical repair was completed in the last week of August and SAG 1 commenced operations on September 7, 2009. However the plant continued on only one train for July and August and only lower grade material could be milled due to the Lero crusher problems. The result was that gold produced at LEFA in July and August was 14,109 and 12,213 ounces respectively. As a result, cash and cash equivalents held by the Company at the end of June 2009 was $18.5 million and at the end of August 2009 was reduced to $9.5 million.

William LeClair

Interim CEO

Safe Harbour Statement

Certain statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may constitute forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew is conducting business and/or investor relations. The words "expect", "anticipate", "will", "believe" and "may", and other similar expressions, are often used to identify forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to be materially different from the events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In evaluating these statements, prospective purchasers should specifically consider various factors that may cause actual events or results to be materially different from the events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risk factors that could impact the Company include, without limitation, (1) the actual results of current exploration activities, (2) conclusions of economic evaluations, (3) changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, (4) possible variations in grade and ore densities or recovery rates, (5) failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, (6) accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, (7) delays in obtaining government approvals or financing or in completion of development or construction activities and (8) risks and uncertainties existing in world capital markets generally. Although Crew has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual events or results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements contained herein, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual events or results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

The material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking statements include, without limitation, (1) there being no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise, (2) continued development, operation and production at LEFA and Maco consistent with our current expectations, (3) foreign exchange rates among the currencies that Crew does business in being approximately consistent with current levels, (4) certain price assumptions for gold, (5) prices for electricity, fuel oil and other key supplies remaining consistent with current levels, (6) production forecasts meeting expectations, (7) the accuracy of our current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates and (8) materials and labour costs increasing on a basis consistent with our expectations.

Except as may be required by applicable law or stock exchange regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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