April 05, 2006 17:16 ET

Goldbelt Accelerates Expiry Date of Share Purchase Warrants

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 5, 2006) - Goldbelt Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:GLD) announces that, in accordance with the terms of the outstanding common share purchase warrants of the Corporation which expire on September 3, 2006 and the common share purchase warrants issued upon the exercise of agents' options, which warrants expire on March 3, 2007, (collectively, the "Warrants"), the Corporation has elected to accelerate the expiry date of all such currently outstanding Warrants. The Warrants were issued in connection with a private placement financing completed March 3, 2005. The Warrants are exercisable to acquire up to a maximum of 8,260,985 common shares of the Corporation at a price of $0.65 each.

Under the terms of the certificate representing the Warrants, if the trading price of the Corporation's shares exceeds $0.95 for 21 consecutive trading days, the Corporation may accelerate the expiry date of the Warrants. Since Goldbelt's shares have exceeded $0.95 for the requisite 21 consecutive trading days, Goldbelt has today exercised its right and caused to be delivered to each holder of Warrants a notice confirming the acceleration of the expiry date of the Warrants to May 10, 2006.

All Warrants must be exercised on or before 4.30 p.m. Vancouver time on May 10, 2006, failing which they will expire.

Holders who wish to exercise the Warrants, are requested to complete the exercise form which was attached to their Warrant certificate and surrender the Warrant certificate to Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the "trustee"), 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 3B9, together with a certified cheque, bank draft or money order in lawful money of Canada payable to the order of the Corporation at par where the Warrant certificate is so surrendered for the aggregate purchase price of the common shares so subscribed for.


Per: "Collin Ellison"

Collin Ellison, President and CEO

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