Glencairn Gold Corporation

Glencairn Gold Corporation

April 17, 2007 08:01 ET

Glencairn Agrees to Sell Manitoba Nickel Royalties to Independent Nickel

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 17, 2007) - Glencairn Gold Corporation (TSX:GGG)(TSX:GGG.WT)(AMEX:GLE) reports that it has signed a binding letter agreement with Independent Nickel Corp. ("INI") to sell its sliding scale 1%-3% Net Smelter Return Royalty ("NSR") on Victory Nickel Inc.'s Minago nickel deposit, as well as the 2% NSR on the Lynn Lake mine property, both located in northern Manitoba, to INI.

Commenting on the transaction, Glencairn President and CEO Peter Tagliamonte stated: "We view this as a strategic divestiture for Glencairn allowing us to increase the company's cash position and also retain the upside of the Minago project moving forward through our investment in INI. This is a beneficial arrangement for both INI and Glencairn."

Under the terms of the purchase agreement, INI will pay $5 million in cash and issue 2,500,000 INI shares to Glencairn, in exchange for the two royalties. In addition to possible regulatory trading restrictions, the shares will be initially subject to a trading restriction under the agreement, the latter of which will be removed on a graduated basis over two years.

The acquisition, which is scheduled to close no later than June 30, 2007, is subject to Independent Nickel completing a minimum $5 million equity financing necessary to complete the acquisition, as well as acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Glencairn Gold Corporation

Glencairn is a growing gold producer with mining and exploration activities focused in Central America. The Company operates the Bellavista Mine in Costa Rica and the Limon Mine in Nicaragua and is examining the potential of converting a third mine, the Libertad Mine in Nicaragua, to conventional milling and expanding output. It holds a 60% interest in the Cerro Quema advanced gold project in Panama and a 100% interest in the Mestiza gold property 70 kilometres from the Limon Mine. The Company focuses on efficient and productive mining practices to establish a firm base of quality operations. Glencairn is committed to growth by optimizing current operations and expanding mineral reserves at existing mines.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future financial or operating performance of the Company, its subsidiaries and its projects, the future price of gold, expectation that the Libertad mill scoping and feasibility studies will be positive, estimated recoveries under the milling plan, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital for the mill project, operating and exploration expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, costs and timing of future exploration, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims, limitations of insurance coverage and the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation and regulatory matters. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations 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".
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