Meridian Gold Inc.

Meridian Gold Inc.

October 18, 2005 15:27 ET

Meridian Gold Inc. Third Quarter 2005 Release Date and Conference Call

RENO, NEVADA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - Meridian Gold Inc. (NYSE:MDG)(TSX:MNG) would like to announce that our third quarter earnings results will be released after market close on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2005. Following the release, there will be a conference call at 9:00 a.m. EST on OCTOBER 26, 2005.

If you would like to listen to our conference call on the web, go to our home page on and click on the link under Calendar of Events. There will be a slide show available in conjunction with the call, which will also be available for viewing on the Meridian Gold website. You will need to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer in order to hear the live broadcast. Please note: You will be required to complete a registration page in order to view the live webcast.

For those whose schedules do not permit participation during the call, or for those who would like to hear the discussion again, a replay will be available for 3 months following the call on the website, or the link on Meridian's site. An audio-only replay is also available for 7 days following the call by dialing (888) 286-8010 in the United States or Canada, and (617) 801-6888 internationally. Passcode #: 37298464.

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