Crew Gold Corporation
OTC Bulletin Board : CRUGF

Crew Gold Corporation

April 06, 2006 08:30 ET

Crew Gold Corporation: Private Placement of 32.3 Million Shares Concluded

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 6, 2006) - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew") (TSX:CRU)(OSE:CRU)(FWB:KNC)(OTCBB:CRUGF).

Crew is pleased to report that the Private Placement announced on March 26, 2006 of 32.3 million common shares at NOK 13 per share (approximately CDN$ 2.29) for aggregate gross proceeds of NOK 420 million (approximately CDN$ 74.1million) has been concluded.

The Private Placement was directed towards institutional investors. Crew is pleased to report the issue was oversubscribed by 260%.

The purpose of the issue is to strengthen the equity for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of the minority interests in the Crew's current gold projects in Guinea, Greenland, and the Philippines and the acquisition of other strategic properties.

Crew's advisors and placement agents for the private placement are Pareto Securities/Pareto Private Equity.

Jan A Vestrum

President & CEO

Safe Harbour Statement

Certain statements contained herein, as well as oral statements that may be made by the company or by officers, directors or employees of the company acting on the company's behalf, that are not statements of historical fact, may constitute "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew is conducting business and/or investor relations. Forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to those that Crew may use the proceeds of the offering to acquire minority interests in its existing properties or to acquire other strategic properties. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "does not expect", "is expected", "targets", "budget", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or equivalents or variation, including negative variation, of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results, "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the price of gold, fluctuations in financial markets, and the ability to negotiate acquisitions on terms acceptable to Crew. Although Crew has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or cause actions events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended, there can be no assurance that forward looking statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Except as may be required by applicable law or stock exchange regulation, the company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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