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

Lake Shore Gold Corp.

May 18, 2012 15:30 ET

Lake Shore Gold Files Timmins West Mine Reserve Technical Report

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG)(NYSE MKT:LSG) ("Lake Shore Gold" or the "Company") today announced that a technical report (the "Report"), entitled "Prefeasibility and Mineral Reserve Estimate for Timmins West Mine, Timmins, Ontario, Canada," has been filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Report is also available on the Company's website at www.lsgold.com (please see Mines, Projects & Properties/Review of Properties/Timmins West Mine).

The Report includes a previously announced reserve estimate for Timmins West Mine totaling 823,848 ounces (4,922,180 tonnes grading 5.21 grams per tonne) in the probable reserve category. The reserve estimate supports the initial five year production plan for Timmins West Mine and is consistent with the Company's objective of establishing and maintaining three to five years of reserves ahead of production. The reserve estimate was first released on April 2, 2012 in a press release entitled "Lake Shore Gold Announces Reserve Estimate for Timmins West Mine, New Reserve to Support Next Five Years of Production," which is available on SEDAR and on the Company's website.

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. A 50% mill expansion, to 3,000 tonnes per day is progressing and is targeted for completion by late 2012. 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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