Meridian Gold Inc.

Meridian Gold Inc.

November 17, 2005 15:23 ET

Meridian Gold Announcement

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 17, 2005) - It is with profound sadness that Meridian Gold Inc. (TSX:MNG)(NYSE:MDG) informs its shareholders and the investment community of the sudden and unexpected passing of Mr. Edward H. Colt on Wednesday, November 15, 2005. Ed, as he was known by his many friends and business associates, had served Meridian Gold and its predecessor FMC Gold Co for 20 years, most recently as Meridian's Executive Vice President and Secretary for the Board of Directors. Brian Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer said, "We are all deeply saddened by Ed's passing. He was a significant contributor to the growth of Meridian Gold. In addition to providing business acumen to the Company, Ed was a friend to all of us. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time."

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