Sukari gold mine resumption of operations

PERTH, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – Aug 2, 2012) –

For immediate release 2 August 2012

              Centamin plc ("Centamin" or "the Company")
                         (LSE:CEY, TSX:CEE)

              Sukari Gold Mine Resumption of Operations

Centamin announces that operations have resumed at its Sukari Gold

The illegal work stoppage as a result of labour unrest from a small
percentage of the Sukari workforce has been successfully resolved to
the company's satisfaction with the co-operation of the Egyptian
Mineral Resources Authority and the Ministry of Labour and as such work
has recommenced.

A further update will be provided with the Q2 Results announcement on
14 August 2012.

For more information please contact:

Centamin plc                                     +44 (0) 20 7569 1670
Josef El-Raghy, Chairman

Buchanan                                         +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Bobby Morse
Cornelia Browne
Gabriella Clinkard

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