Chesapeake Gold Corp.

Chesapeake Gold Corp.

August 22, 2007 18:09 ET

Chesapeake Reports Short Term Investment Status

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2007) - Chesapeake Gold Corp. ("Chesapeake") (TSX VENTURE:CKG) reports that it currently has approximately C$35 million in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities ("investable funds"). Of this amount, approximately C$9 million of these investable funds, or approximately 25%, is invested in a Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper security ("ABCP"). National Bank Financial, a unit of the National Bank of Canada, is the financial services agent for this ABCP which is rated R1-high from the Dominion Bond Rating Service, the highest credit quality. The funds Chesapeake has in ABCP have a maturity date of August 31, 2007. Based upon the professional advice of the financial services agent, the Company does not consider its ABCP investment at risk despite the uncertainty in global credit markets.

Chesapeake's remaining $26 million of investable funds are invested in a variety of instruments, including Canadian Chartered bank term deposits and guaranteed investment certificates ($18 million), corporate bonds ($4.5 million) and equities ($3.5 million), none of which are exposed to the potential repayment risks associated with the ABCP market. As a result, the Company's exploration and development activities of its Metates project and other interests continue unaffected.


P. Randy Reifel, President

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Contact Information

  • Chesapeake Gold Corp.
    P. Randy Reifel
    (604) 731-1094
    (604) 731-0209 (FAX)