Lake Shore Gold Corp.
TSX : LSG

Lake Shore Gold Corp.

September 10, 2008 08:51 ET

Lake Shore Gold Announces Board and Management Appointments

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 10, 2008) - Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG) ("Lake Shore Gold" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the following appointments: Jonathan Gill to the Company's Board of Directors, Eric Kallio to the position of Vice-President, Exploration and Pierre Rocque to the Position of Director, Technical Services.

Mr. Gill is a Professional Engineer who brings more than 45 years of mining experience to the board of Lake Shore Gold, much of it working in senior mine management roles for Inco Limited in its Ontario and Manitoba divisions and for PT Inco in Indonesia. Since retiring in 2003, Mr. Gill has worked on a number of project assignments for Inco, both in Canada and at the Goro project in New Caledonia; as well as for other companies involving reviews of such projects as FNX Mining Company's Sudbury operations, the Ambatovy nickel project in Madagascar and the Onca Puma project in Brazil. Mr. Gill is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario and is a former employer Chair of Ontario's Mining Legislative Review Committee.

Mr. Kallio is a geologist with close to thirty years of experience working on exploration and underground and open pit mine planning, scoping and feasibility studies in Canada and abroad. Most recently, Mr. Kallio has provided geological consulting services to such companies as Detour Gold Corp., Centerra Gold Corp., Golden Harp Resources and Goldeye Exploration Limited. Past corporate assignments have included serving as Vice-President, Exploration with Patricia Mining Corporation; Exploration Manager, Canadian Shield for Kinross Gold Corporation; and Chief Geologist with Placer Dome Canada Limited's Dome Mine in Timmins. Mr. Kallio was also a former Director of Holmer Gold Mines Limited prior to its merger with Lake Shore Gold in 2004.

Mr. Rocque is a mining engineer with over 20 years of experience. He has worked at many gold mines in Canada, including as a senior engineer at the Hoyle Pond mine in Timmins, and as chief engineer at the Macassa mine in Kirkland Lake, the Red Lake mine in Balmertown, and the QR mine in Quesnel, British Columbia. Most recently, Mr. Rocque was Consulting Manager and Principal Mining Engineer for AMEC Americas Ltd. in Oakville.

Anthony (Tony) Makuch, President and CEO of Lake Shore Gold, commented: "We are very pleased to be gaining the wealth of experience and expertise that Jon, Eric and Pierre bring to their respective roles at Lake Shore Gold as we progress on schedule and on budget towards first gold production by early next year. They have all worked extensively in the mining sector, and are very familiar with gold mining in northern Ontario. In addition, throughout their distinguished careers, they have gained an appreciation for the importance of economic returns, which is an overriding focus of both the Company's board and management team."

About Lake Shore Gold

Lake Shore Gold Corp. is a mineral development and exploration company that is rapidly moving towards gold production through a portfolio which includes an existing processing facility and a number of quality mineral properties located in the Timmins gold mining district of northern Ontario and Quebec. The Company has completed a pre-feasibility study and is moving forward with an advanced exploration program at its Timmins West property, is well advanced in refurbishing its 100%-owned Bell Creek mill and is continuing drilling programs at a number of other prospective properties. The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LSG.

Forward-looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release relating to Lake Shore Gold's growth plans are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of securities legislation. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent management's best judgment based on current facts and assumptions that management considers reasonable, including that demand for products develops as anticipated, that operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts and supplies, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, or adverse weather conditions, and that there are no material unanticipated variations in the cost of energy or supplies. The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions.

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