Allied Gold Limited
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Allied Gold Limited

January 26, 2010 11:46 ET

Media Release: Allied Gold Denies Allegations of Mercenaries at Simberi Gold Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 26, 2010) -

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Allied Gold Limited ("Allied Gold" or the "Company") (TSX:ALG)(ASX:ALD)(AIM:AGLD) notes and rejects outright the allegations against it in recent press publications in Papua New Guinea (and reported on Bloomberg) relating to the hiring of Fijian mercenaries in relation to the Company's operations at the Simberi Gold Project in Papua New Guinea.

These allegations are totally misinformed. While the Company has engaged certain contractors/employees to assist it with security at the Simberi Gold Project, none of these contractors/employees are mercenaries and all of the Company's employees and consultants are engaged under official PNG Government issued legal visas.

The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Simberi Gold Company, is authorised and has operated and continues to operate within the terms and conditions of its operating permits in PNG.

The Company has a policy of positively engaging with the various PNG Government departments and Ministers to ensure they receive the accurate and factual information that they require.

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