Crystallex International Corporation

Crystallex International Corporation

June 13, 2006 08:01 ET

Crystallex Confirms Las Cristinas Position

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 13, 2006) - Crystallex International Corporation (TSX:KRY)(AMEX:KRY) - Todd Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer, responded to the market reaction to yesterday's Bloomberg newswire articles by reiterating that, "The company has a valid and binding contract to operate the Las Cristinas project, which is 100% owned by the Nation of Venezuela. We have been working closely with all the relevant institutions in Venezuela such as the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana ("CVG"), the appropriate Ministries and the National Assembly to advance the Las Cristinas project. Just last week the Permanent Commission of the National Assembly petitioned the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources ("MARN") in support of Crystallex commencing the Las Cristinas project as soon as possible. In addition the media in Venezuela reported last week that Deputy Ricardo Gutierrez, President of the Commission of Mines of the National Assembly had met with the Mayor of Sifontes district to express their joint support for the rapid commencement of the Las Cristinas project by Crystallex. Deputy Gutierrez also stated that he had arranged to meet with the Minister of MARN to express his commission's support for the rapid development of the Las Cristinas project by Crystallex."

"In working as closely as we have with all the relevant institutions of the nation, we have received no request or proposal for any change to our operating contract," stated Mr. Bruce. He continued, "As recently as March, 2006 the Ministry of Basic Industries and Mining ("MIBAM") officially approved the Las Cristinas Feasibility Study and the terms and conditions of the Las Cristinas operating contract."

About Crystallex

Crystallex International Corporation is a Canadian based gold producer with significant operations and exploration properties in Venezuela. The Company's principal asset is the Las Cristinas property in Bolivar State that is currently under development and which is expected to commence commercial gold production in 2008 at an initial annualized rate of some 300,000 ounces. Other assets include the Tomi Mine, certain Lo Increible properties and the Revemin Mill. Crystallex shares trade on the TSX (symbol: KRY) and AMEX (symbol: KRY) Exchanges.

NOTE: This Release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Crystallex, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events, or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward looking statements. Specific reference is made to "Narrative Description of the Business - Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form ("AIF"). Forward-looking statements in this release including, without limitation to, statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management include the following: gold price volatility; impact of any hedging activities, including margin limits and margin calls; discrepancies between actual and estimated production, between actual and estimated reserves, and between actual and estimated metallurgical recoveries; mining operational risk; regulatory restrictions, including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability; risks of sovereign investment; speculative nature of gold exploration; dilution; competition; loss of key employees; additional funding requirements; and defective title to mineral claims or property, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Crystallex's AIF, annual report, and elsewhere in documents filed from time to time with the Canadian provincial securities regulators, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and other regulatory authorities.

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