Dundee Precious Metals Inc.
TSX : DPM

Dundee Precious Metals Inc.

March 31, 2006 09:36 ET

Dundee Precious Acquires Shares of Cassidy Gold Corp.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 31, 2006) - In accordance with regulatory requirements, Dundee Precious Metals Inc. (TSX:DPM) ("Dundee Precious") announces that it has acquired 3,333,334 common shares of Cassidy Gold Corp. ("Cassidy") at a purchase price of $0.60 per share pursuant to a private placement. The above securities represent approximately 5% of the outstanding shares of Cassidy.

Dundee Precious now holds an aggregate of 9,333,334 common shares and 6,000,000 warrants of Cassidy. These holdings represent an approximate 14% interest in Cassidy, on an undiluted basis, and approximately 21%, assuming the exercise of all warrants of Cassidy held by Dundee Precious.

The above noted securities held by Dundee Precious are held for investment purposes. These investments will be reviewed on a continuing basis and such holdings may be increased or decreased in the future.

Dundee Precious is a Canadian based, international mining company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and mining of precious metals. It currently owns the Chelopech Mine, a producing gold/copper mine, and the Krumovgrad Gold Project, a development project, both located in Bulgaria, and is engaged in mineral exploration activities in the region. In addition, Dundee Precious has entered into an agreement to purchase a 100% interest in the Back River gold exploration project in Nunavut, Canada. The Company also holds a significant and strategic portfolio of investments in the precious metals and mineral related sector.

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