Lake Shore Gold Corp.
TSX : LSG
NYSE Amex : LSG
NYSE MKT : LSG

Lake Shore Gold Corp.

September 11, 2012 12:45 ET

Lake Shore Gold Announces Management Change

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - Lake Shore Gold Corp. ("Lake Shore Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:LSG)(NYSE Amex:LSG)(NYSE MKT:LSG) announced today that Mario Stifano, Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company in October to assume a new position as a chief executive officer with a private company focused on mineral exploration.

Tony Makuch, President and CEO of Lake Shore Gold, commented: "On behalf of the board and management team, I would like to extend my thanks to Mario for his contribution to the advancement of our company and wish him all the best in his new role. We have a strong balance sheet today to support our continued growth and this is in no small part due to Mario's efforts over the last four years. We plan to take the necessary time to identify the best possible candidate to fill the CFO role and during any transition period have considerable depth in our finance and accounting functions to support our ongoing activities."

About Lake Shore Gold

Lake Shore Gold is a gold mining company that is in production and pursuing rapid growth through the successful exploration, development and operation of three wholly owned, multi-million ounce gold complexes in the Timmins Gold Camp. The Company is in commercial production at both the Timmins West and Bell Creek mines, with material being delivered for processing to the Bell Creek Mill. The Company continues to have an active drilling program aimed at supporting current operations and evaluating high-priority exploration targets around the Timmins Camp. The Company's common shares trade on the TSX and NYSE MKT under the symbol LSG.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this press release relating to the Company's expected production levels, production growth, exploration activities, potential for increasing resources, project expenditures and business plans are "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" within the meaning of certain securities laws, including under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws and under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are referred to herein as "forward-looking statements." 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 operating and capital plans will not be disrupted by issues such as mechanical failure, unavailability of parts, labour disturbances, interruption in transportation or utilities, or adverse weather conditions, that there are no material unanticipated variations in budgeted costs, that contractors will complete projects according to schedule, and that actual mineralization on properties will be consistent with models and will not be less than identified mineral reserves. The Company makes no representation that reasonable business people in possession of the same information would reach the same conclusions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. In particular, delays in development or mining and fluctuations in the price of gold or in currency markets could prevent the Company from achieving its targets. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. More information about risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business is available in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form and other regulatory filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators, which are posted on sedar at www.sedar.com, or the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 40-F and other regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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