Cluff Gold PLC
LSE : CFG

April 19, 2011 02:00 ET

Update on Burkina Faso

FOR: CLUFF GOLD PLC

AIM SYMBOL: CLF

TSX SYMBOL: CFG

April 19, 2011

Cluff Gold Plc: Update on Burkina Faso

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 19, 2011) - Cluff Gold Plc (AIM:CLF)(TSX:CFG) ("Cluff Gold" or the

"Company"), the dual AIM/TSX listed West African focused gold mining company, notes the events taking place in

Burkina Faso.

The Company confirms that its Kalsaka Mine in the country is operating without interruption and that all of its

staff are safe. Gold production and export has not been affected. The Company continues to monitor the

situation and will update the market accordingly.

Peter Spivey, Chief Executive Officer of Cluff Gold, commented:

"Although the situation in Burkina Faso is of concern, particularly for the people of the country, we are

continuing to operate our mine. We hope that the current situation is resolved in the near term and we are

doing all we can to ensure that our staff continue their work in complete safety. That is our current and top

priority.

We continue to focus on the significant potential at the Company's flagship development project, Baomahun in

Sierra Leone, with the fully funded feasibility study expected in Q3 2011 and initial results from the ongoing

exploration drilling program expected in May 2011."

About Cluff Gold

Cluff Gold is a gold developer-producer with assets in West Africa. The Company remains focused on its

objective of becoming a mid-tier producer through the development of its wholly-owned Baomahun project in

Sierra Leone, which is expected to contribute an initial 157,000oz of gold per annum, with significant

exploration potential along strike. With its experience of bringing new mines into production and a project

pipeline of exploration licences, the Company aims to further increase its production profile with its highly

prospective exploration work across all assets.

This press release includes certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian

securities legislation. All statements other than statements of historical fact, included in this release,

including, without limitation, the positioning of the Company for future success, statements regarding

potential future production at Angovia, Kalsaka and Baomahun, exploration and drilling results at Baomahun, and

future capital plans and objectives of Cluff Gold, are forward-looking information that involve various risks

and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results

and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that

could cause actual results to differ materially from Cluff Gold's expectations include, among others, risks

related to international operations, the actual results of current exploration and drilling activities, changes

in project parameters as plans continue to be refined as well as future price of gold. Although Cluff Gold has

attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be

other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance

that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from

those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking

statements. Cluff Gold does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are included herein,

except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Peter Spivey is a "Qualified Person" within the definition of National Instrument 43-101and has reviewed and

approved the information contained within this announcement. Mr Spivey (BSc, AusIMM) is the Chief Executive

Officer of the Company.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Cluff Gold plc

J.G. Cluff

Chairman

+44 (0) 20 7340 9790

OR

Cluff Gold plc

Carrie Lun

Investor Relations Manager

+44 (0) 20 7340 9790

OR

Evolution Securities Limited

Jeremy Ellis

+44 (0) 20 7071 4300

OR

Evolution Securities Limited

Tim Redfern

+44 (0) 20 7071 4300

OR

Pelham Bell Pottinger

Lorna Spears

Investor Relations (Global)

+44 (0) 20 7861 3232

OR

Pelham Bell Pottinger

Philippe Polman

Investor Relations (Global)

+44 (0) 20 7861 3232

OR

Farm Street Communications Ltd

Simon Robinson

Press Relations (U.K.)

+44 (0) 7593 340 107

simon.robinson@farmstreetmedia.com

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