Toronto, Canada, May 28, 2013: Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG) today reported that the road leading to the Kumtor mine has been blocked by an illegal community protest. The road block is interfering with the movement of supplies and personnel to and from the mine. Mine operations are currently not impacted. Management of the Company is working with the local authorities and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to resolve this situation.
While the Company expects that it will be able to resolve this situation allowing for the movement of supplies and personnel to and from the mine, the Company cannot give assurances in this regard. If the road block is not removed in a timely manner there may be a material negative impact on the Company’s operations, including its ability to mine the ice and waste to maintain stable pit conditions, manage the relocation of certain mine infrastructure (as described in the Company’s news release of May 3, 2013), and its gold production and financial results.
The full text of the news release is available on Centerra’s website: www.centerragold.com