Centerra Gold Inc.

Centerra Gold Inc.

March 11, 2008 17:00 ET

Mongolian Government Approves Centerra's Feasibility Study of the Gatsuurt Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) announced today that the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia has accepted the feasibility study for the development of the Gatsuurt hard-rock gold deposit. The Company and the Government have commenced negotiation of an Investment Agreement for the development of the Gatsuurt deposit.

"Now that the Gatsuurt Project feasibility study has been approved, I am hopeful we can negotiate an acceptable Investment Agreement, which will allow us to develop the Gatsuurt deposit in a timely manner," said Len Homeniuk, President and the CEO of Centerra Gold Inc.

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Although Centerra believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this report. Centerra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Centerra

Centerra is a growth-oriented, Canadian-based gold company focused on acquiring, exploring, developing and operating gold properties primarily in Central Asia, the former Soviet Union and other emerging markets worldwide. Centerra is a leading North American-based gold producer and the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia and the former Soviet Union. Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CG. The Company is based in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Centerra Gold Inc.
    John W. Pearson
    Director, Investor Relations
    (416) 204-1241