Cluff Gold PLC
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Cluff Gold PLC

April 19, 2011 09:30 ET

Cluff Gold Plc: Update on Burkina Faso

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - Cluff Gold Plc (AIM:CLF)(TSX:CFG) ("Cluff Gold" or the "Company"), the dual AIM/TSX listed West African focused gold mining company, notes the events taking place in Burkina Faso.

The Company confirms that its Kalsaka Mine in the country is operating without interruption and that all of its staff are safe. Gold production and export has not been affected. The Company continues to monitor the situation and will update the market accordingly.

Peter Spivey, Chief Executive Officer of Cluff Gold, commented:

"Although the situation in Burkina Faso is of concern, particularly for the people of the country, we are continuing to operate our mine. We hope that the current situation is resolved in the near term and we are doing all we can to ensure that our staff continue their work in complete safety. That is our current and top priority.

We continue to focus on the significant potential at the Company's flagship development project, Baomahun in Sierra Leone, with the fully funded feasibility study expected in Q3 2011 and initial results from the ongoing exploration drilling program expected in May 2011."

About Cluff Gold

Cluff Gold is a gold developer-producer with assets in West Africa. The Company remains focused on its objective of becoming a mid-tier producer through the development of its wholly-owned Baomahun project in Sierra Leone, which is expected to contribute an initial 157,000oz of gold per annum, with significant exploration potential along strike. With its experience of bringing new mines into production and a project pipeline of exploration licences, the Company aims to further increase its production profile with its highly prospective exploration work across all assets.

This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release, including, without limitation, the positioning of the Company for future success, statements regarding potential future production at Angovia, Kalsaka and Baomahun, exploration and drilling results at Baomahun, and future capital plans and objectives of Cluff Gold, are forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Cluff Gold's expectations include, among others, risks related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration and drilling activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as future price of gold. Although Cluff Gold has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Cluff Gold does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Peter Spivey is a "Qualified Person" within the definition of National Instrument 43-101and has reviewed and approved the information contained within this announcement. Mr Spivey (BSc, AusIMM) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

NO REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE CONTENT OF THIS PRESS RELEASE.

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