Yamana Gold Inc.

AMEX : AUY
TSX : YRI
AIM : YAU


Yamana Gold Inc.
Desert Sun Mining Corp.

TSX : DSM
AMEX : DEZ


February 22, 2006 00:02 ET

Yamana Gold Announces the Acquisition of Desert Sun Mining

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 22, 2006) - Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI)(AMEX:AUY)(LSE (AIM):YAU) announces the acquisition of Desert Sun Mining (TSX:DSM)(AMEX:DEZ). A conference call and audio webcast is scheduled for today at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T.



Conference Call Information:
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Local and Toll Free (North America): 800-814-4859
International: +1 416-644-3433
Participant Audio Webcast: www.yamana.com

Conference Call REPLAY:
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Replay Call: 416-640-1917 Passcode 21178019#
Replay Toll Free Call: 877-289-8525 Passcode 21178019#


The conference call replay will be available from 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. on February 22, 2006 until 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on March 1, 2006.

For further information on the Conference Call or audio webcast, please contact the Investor Relations Department or visit our website, www.yamana.com.

Yamana is a Canadian gold producer with significant gold production, gold and copper-gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in all major mineral areas in Brazil. Yamana expects to produce gold at intermediate company production levels by 2006 in addition to significant copper production by 2007. Company management plans to build on this base through the advancement of its exploration properties and by targeting other gold consolidation opportunities in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

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