SEMAFO Inc.
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SEMAFO Inc.

December 01, 2014 13:00 ET

SEMAFO Reports Illegal Work Stoppage at Mana Mine

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2014) - SEMAFO (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF) reported today that employees began an illegal work stoppage at its Mana mine in Burkina Faso on the evening of Saturday, November 29, 2014. The illegal work stoppage comes in spite of an existing collective agreement that remains in effect until December 31, 2015.

The Corporation has secured the Mana site and is collaborating with union delegates to establish a timely return to normal operations.

Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

About SEMAFO

SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Corporation currently owns and operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, which includes the high-grade satellite Siou and Fofina deposits. SEMAFO is committed to evolve in a conscientious manner through the responsible development of its Mana property. SEMAFO's strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities.

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