Glamis Gold Ltd.

Glamis Gold Ltd.

May 31, 2005 17:04 ET

Glamis Gold to Participate in Human Rights Forum

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - May 31, 2005) - All amounts in US$

Glamis Gold Ltd. (TSX:GLG)(NYSE:GLG) announced that it will participate in a forum on June 1, 2005 entitled "Extractive Industries and Human Rights: Canadian Mining in Guatemala" at Concordia University in Montreal. The event will be held as part of Concordia University's Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic Series, in partnership with the Social Justice Committee. Glamis' representative on the panel discussion will be James Schenk, Sustainable Development Manager for the Company's activities in Guatemala. He will be joined on the panel by Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini, Diocese of San Marcos, Guatemala; Michael Swetye, Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department of International Finance Corporation (IFC); and Graham Saul, International Program Coordinator of Friends of the Earth Canada.

Glamis welcomes the opportunity to engage in constructive dialogue concerning the important social, environmental and community development programs that are being implemented in connection with the construction of its Marlin gold and silver mine in Guatemala. Working in partnership with the local communities, the Guatemalan government, NGOs and the IFC, Glamis anticipates that the Marlin mine will be a valuable contributor to the health and well-being of the local indigenous population, as well as to the Guatemalan economy as a whole.

Glamis is also pleased to announce that an all-Spanish language version of its website is now available. The new site contains all relevant information about the Company, its mines and projects, and can be accessed by clicking on the "Glamis en Espanol" link on the home page at The Company's presentation at the forum will also be available on its website.

Glamis Gold Ltd. is a premier intermediate gold producer with low-cost gold mines and development projects in Nevada, Mexico and Central America. Plans call for growth from 400,000 ounces of gold production in 2005 to over 700,000 ounces in 2007. The Company remains 100 percent unhedged.

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Contact Information

  • Glamis Gold Ltd.
    Michael A. Steeves
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (775) 827-4600 ext. 3104
    Montana Exploradora de Guatemala, S.A.
    Milton Saravia
    General Manager