SOURCE: Centamin plc

July 25, 2012 07:00 ET

Centamin Plc announces Sukari Operations

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2012) -

For immediate release                                  25 July 2012

          Centamin plc ("Centamin" or "the Company")
                     (LSE:CEY, TSX:CEE)

              Sukari Operations Temporarily Halted

Centamin announces that it has temporarily halted operations at its
Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt due to illegal labour unrest from a small
percentage of the Sukari workforce.

The illegal work stoppage commenced as a result of a dispute with
on-going discussions relating to general salary increases. The Company
is continuing its discussions and has the full support of the Egyptian
Mineral Resources Authority and the Ministry of Labour.

The Company does not consider this interruption to production to be
material at this stage and will provide further updates in due course.

For more information please contact:

Centamin plc                    Buchanan
Josef El-Raghy,Chairman         Bobby Morse / Cornelia Browne
                                /Gabriella Clinkard
+44 (0) 20 7569 1670            + 44 (0) 20 7466 5000

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