SOURCE: Centamin plc

October 09, 2013 02:08 ET

Centamin PLC: Q3 Preliminary Production Results

PERTH, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - (LSE: CEY) (TSX: CEE)


For immediate release                                 09 October 2013

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

                   Q3 Preliminary Production Results

Centamin is pleased to announce preliminary production results from its
Sukari Gold Mine ("Sukari") in Egypt for the quarter ended 30 September
2013.

Total gold production for the quarter was 84,757 ounces, a 39% increase
on the corresponding quarter in 2012 and 9% lower than Q2 2013. This
brings year to date production to 265,397 ounces.

Open pit total material movement decreased 5% from Q2 2013 to 10,506kt
and open pit ore production increased 15% on Q2 2013 to 3,409kt which
led to an increase in the run of mine ore stockpile balance of 346kt
to1,537kt at the end of the period. The underground mine delivered 152kt
of ore, up 7% on Q2 2013.

Quarterly throughput at the Sukari process plant was a record 1,463kt,
a 46% increase on the prior year period and a 3% increase on Q2 2013;
exceeding the nameplate annualised rate of 5 million tonnes for the
third successive quarter with continued high levels of productivity and
availability.

                                      Q3 2013      Q2 2013    Q3 2012
                                      (estimate)

Total Material Movement - Open Pit    10,506       11,020     6,970
(kt)
Open Pit Ore Production (kt)          3,409        2,961      1,653
Underground Ore Production (kt)       152          142        93
Process Plant Throughput (kt)         1,463        1,419      1,004
Process Plant Productivity (tph)      715          699        624
Gold Produced (oz)                    84,757       93,624     60,922


Josef El-Raghy, Chairman of Centamin, commented:"The third quarter saw
another strong performance on several fronts
most notably a further increase in both tonnes mined from underground
and total process plant throughput. Whilst we expect some impact in Q4
on plant throughput from the commencement of Stage 4 commissioning
activities, we are now well placed to exceed our initial full year 2013
guidance of 320,000 ounces, provided on 14 March 2013."


For more information please contact:



Centamin plc                                          Buchanan
Josef El-Raghy, Chairman                              Bobby Morse
Andy Davidson, Head of Business Development and       Cornelia Browne
Investor Relations
( andy.davidson@centamin.je )                           Gabriella Clinkard
+44 (0) 1534 828708                                   + 44 (0) 20 7466
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