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Detour Gold Reports Final Drill Results from Its 2011 Drilling Program at Detour Lake Project in Ontario

(2.19 g/t / 81.2 m & 4.15 g/t / 54 m in Calcite Zone)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Detour Gold Reports Final Drill Results from Its 2011 Drilling Program at Detour Lake Project in Ontario17:04 EDT Tuesday, March 20, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2012) -Detour Gold Corporation (TSX:DGC) ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") reports the assay results for the last 75 holes totaling 45,485 metres (including 15 holes abandoned for 2,566 metres) from its 2011 drilling campaign at the Detour Lake gold project in northern Ontario. The 2011 drilling program totaled 86,644 metres and covered the western extension of the Detour Lake open pit deposit up to section 17,220E and the north wall of the open pit up to section 18,760E. Approximately 30% of the holes being reported today (mainly holes DG-11-1185 to DG-11-1202) were excluded from the 2011 year-end global mineral resources, of which approximately 1,930 metres weren't included in the open pit reserves of 15.6 million ounces (refer to press release dated January 25, 2012). All the holes being reported today were targeting the north wall of the open pit at the western end to complete the infill drilling on a 40 metre by 40 metre spacing between sections 17,420E and 18,760E. Significant gold mineralization continued to be encountered to the west of the current open pit and at depth mainly within a folded sequence of pillow flows. Highlights of the drill program are as follows. Hole DG-11-1160 (section 18,260E) intersected 1.06 g/t over 92.0 metres and hole DG-11-1167 (section 17,940E) intersected 2.30 g/t over 35.0 metres, 3.23 g/t (uncut) or 2.99 g/t (cut) over 23.3 metres, and 2.42 g/t (uncut) or 1.38 g/t (cut) over 53 metres. On section 17,860E, hole DG-11-1169 intersected 2.40 g/t over 25 metres and 1.81 g/t over 46.2 metres and hole DG-1178A intersected 3.42 g/t (uncut) or 2.96 g/t (cut) over 25 metres and 6.21 g/t (uncut) or 3.13 g/t (cut) over 23.7 metres. Assay results from drill holes west of the current pit outline are confirming the potential of eventually extending the pit westward. Hole DG-11-1183 (section 17,660E) encountered 4.15 g/t (uncut) or 2.75 g/t (cut) over 54.0 metres approximately 200 metres below the current pit; hole DG-11-1187 (section 17,580E) intersected 2.19 g/t (uncut) or 1.65 g/t (cut) over 81.2 metres approximately 250 metres below the pit or 500 metres from surface; hole DG-11-1186A (section 17,540E) intersected 1.70 g/t over 57 metres and 2.01 g/t (uncut) or 1.77 g/t (cut) over 85 metres; hole DG-11-1191A (section 17,460E) intersected 2.46 g/t (uncut) or 2.12 (cut) over 67.0 metres.Significant gold mineralized (uncut) intervals encountered are shown below.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1144DG-11-1159BDG-11-1160DG-11-11611.93 g/t over 37.0 m0.93 g/t over 59.0 m1.06 g/t over 92.0 m6.43 g/t over 9.9 mDG-11-1163ADG-11-1167DG-11-1169DG11-11702.35 g/t over 44.5 m2.30 g/t over 35.0 m2.40 g/t over 25.0 m2.34 g/t over 33.1 m3.23 g/t over 23.3 m1.81 g/t over 46.2 m7.92 g/t over 8.0 m2.42 g/t over 53.0 mDG11-1172DG11-1173DG11-1174DG11-11775.89 g/t over 10.0 m6.87 g/t over 11.0 m2.29 g/t over 49.7 m2.82 g/t over 38.0 m1.44 g/t over 61.5 m3.86 g/t over 21.0 m5.45 g/t over 46.0 mDG11-1178ADG11-1180DG11-1181DG11-11823.42 g/t over 25.0 m2.37 g/t over 29.5 m1.29 g/t over 47.2 m7.40 g/t over 7.0 m6.21 g/t over 23.7 m1.49 g/t over 66.3 m4.71 g/t over 22.9 mDG11-1183DG11-1184DG11-1185DG11-1186A4.37 g/t over 20.0 m1.68 g/t over 31.0 m5.66 g/t over 21.0 m1.70 g/t over 57.0 m4.15 g/t over 54.0 m0.80 g/t over 79.0 m2.01 g/t over 85.0 m6.84 g/t over 19.0 m2.13 g/t over 41.0 mDG11-1187DG11-1189DG11-11922.19 g/t over 81.2 m2.61 g/t over 21.0 m1.38 g/t over 40.0 m5.71 g/t over 22.0 mGap ZoneQK ZoneDG11-1201DG-11-1188DG-11-1191A2.64 g/t over 19.0 m1.49 g/t over 64.0 m2.46 g/t over 67.0 m4.05 g/t over 18.0 m2.66 g/t over 30.4 mThe Company has initiated a pre-feasibility study on the Block A near-surface gold deposit located to the northwest of the Detour Lake open pit. The 50,000 metre drilling program on a 40 by 40 metre spacing is focusing between section 15,200E and 16,780E to advance the definition drilling of a potential small open pit around the M Zone. To date, the Company has completed 38 holes for a total of 11,068 metres. Complete tables of results, surface and longitudinal plans and cross-sections for the Detour Lake deposit are posted on the Company's website under Projects/Detour Lake Exploration or http://www.detourgold.com/PROJECTS/Explore-Detour-Lake/default.aspx. Detour Gold's drilling programs are being managed by its Exploration Manager, Guy MacGillivray, P.Geo., a Qualified Person within the meaning of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. MacGillivray has verified and approved the data disclosed in this release, including the sampling, analytical and test data underlying the information. Samples are now prepared at both SGS Minerals Services in Garson and Don Mills, Ontario, Canada and assayed at the Don Mills location. Analysis for gold is done on sawn half core samples using fire assay (AA finish). Samples with higher grade gold (>5 g/t) are re-assayed using the pulp and metallics procedures. Standard reference materials, blank and field duplicate samples are inserted prior to shipment from site to monitor the quality control of the assay data. For additional information on Quality Assurance and Quality Control ("QA/QC"), refer to the Technical Report filed in June 2010. Detour Lake Project - Highlights of Drill Results (West of Calcite Zone)Hole No.Section No.From (m)To (m)Length (m)Au Uncut (g/t)Au Cut to 20 g/t (g/t)Host Rock UnitDG-11-114318,300E496.5507.811.30.740.74Calcite Zone651.0662.011.00.870.87813.0820.07.02.722.72DG-11-114418,220E481.0507.026.01.131.13Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone726.0739.013.00.860.86768.0805.037.01.931.83Lower MF/PFInc. 778.0779.01.023.6520.00DG-11-114518,340EAbandoned at 173.2 m. No significant resultsCalcite ZoneDG-11-1145A18,340EWedged at 162.0 m. Abandoned at 249.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1145B18,340EWedged at 246.0 m.Calcite Zone413.0429.816.81.261.26DG-11-114618,300E376.2390.314.10.790.79Calcite Zone416.0423.07.01.111.11546.0553.07.02.432.43DG-11-114718,300E411.0440.029.00.780.78Calcite ZoneDG-11-114818,340EAbandoned at 42.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1148A18,340E359.0398.039.00.750.75Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone488.0495.07.02.292.29DG-11-114918,260E402.0413.011.00.790.79Calcite Zone433.0440.07.01.371.37DG-11-115018,380E474.0491.517.50.820.82Calcite Zone628.4640.011.61.121.12DG-11-115118,180E425.0433.08.01.271.27Calcite Zone441.9448.76.81.321.32459.0466.77.71.451.45DG-11-115218,180E395.0416.921.90.840.84Calcite Zone474.1483.08.92.012.01496.0504.08.00.880.88514.0525.011.01.351.35546.0553.07.02.012.01575.0588.013.01.351.35DG-11-115318,340EAbandoned at 243.0 m. No significant resultsCalcite ZoneDG-11-1153B18,340E486.1493.77.62.732.73Calcite Zone528.0537.59.50.810.81606.0615.09.00.950.95754.0765.011.01.211.21785.4793.07.62.822.68Inc. 789.0790.01.021.0020.00DG-11-115418,220E439.0450.011.02.372.37Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone473.0480.07.03.592.99Upper Pillow FlowInc. 476.0477.01.024.2420.00616.0637.021.01.291.29Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-115518,140E490.0497.07.01.551.55Calcite Zone670.0677.07.01.091.09701.0713.012.01.721.72727.0734.07.02.802.40Inc. 727.0727.60.624.6620.00751.0766.015.01.901.90Lower Massive FlowDG-11-115618,260E434.0463.029.00.960.96Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone646.0653.07.01.001.00678.0689.011.00.700.70DG-11-115718,140EAbandoned at 52.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1157A18,140E507.3527.720.41.071.07Calcite Zone575.5583.07.50.930.93605.0612.07.01.241.24776.0799.523.51.761.76Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-115818,100E511.0533.022.01.441.44Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone629.0659.030.01.021.02Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-115918,420EAbandoned at 107.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1159A18,420EWedged at 107.0 m. Abandoned at 359.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1159B18,420EWedged at 359.0.Calcite Zone498.0505.07.02.382.38523.0542.019.01.441.44Upper Pillow Flow608.0667.059.00.930.93Lower MF/PF690.0701.011.01.341.34DG-11-116018,260E548.5559.511.01.101.10Calcite Zone646.0738.092.01.061.06Lower MF/PF772.0778.96.93.911.59Lower Massive FlowInc. 775.0775.50.552.0120.00811.0818.07.01.381.38DG-11-116118,420E460.5477.517.01.571.12Upper Pillow FlowCalcite ZoneInc. 476.3476.80.535.2020.00490.0499.99.96.432.56Upper MF/PFInc. 497.0498.01.058.4020.00602.0612.010.01.381.38DG-11-116218,060E558.8598.039.21.051.05Lower MF/PFCalcite Zone681.0688.07.00.960.96765.0772.07.02.352.35DG-11-116317,890EAbandoned at 106.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1163A17,980E449.5458.08.51.191.19Calcite Zone550.5595.044.52.351.13Upper MF/PFInc. 557.5558.00.590.4120.00Inc. 558.0558.50.557.9920.00658.0673.015.01.961.96Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-116418,420E429.8440.010.21.631.63Calcite Zone548.0559.011.01.091.09DG-11-116518,220EAbandoned at 447.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1165A18,220EWedged at 444.0 m.Calcite Zone527.0539.012.01.451.45573.0584.011.01.131.13654.0664.010.01.071.07684.0691.07.01.151.15DG-11-116618,020E527.0553.026.01.091.09Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone568.5578.09.50.910.91717.3738.020.71.641.45Lower Pillow FlowInc. 735.0736.01.023.9420.00DG-11-1166A18,020EAbandoned at 19.2 m in overburden.Calcite ZoneDG-11-116717,940E541.0576.035.02.302.30Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone586.7610.023.33.232.99Upper Pillow FlowInc. 605.0606.01.025.4720.00660.0713.053.02.421.38Lower MF/PFInc. 671.0672.01.075.4720.00DG-11-116818,380E394.5424.029.51.251.25Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone599.0606.07.01.281.28DG-11-116917,860E521.0546.025.02.402.40Lower Pillow FlowCalcite Zone564.0610.246.21.811.81Lower Pillow Flow636.1644.07.91.451.45DG-11-117017,900E530.3543.012.71.891.89Calcite Zone702.0721.519.51.151.15755.0772.517.51.781.78Lower Pillow Flow786.5819.633.12.341.45Lower Pillow FlowInc. 786.5787.00.529.7520.00Inc. 799.0799.50.532.1720.00Inc. 816.0816.50.556.9720.00841.0849.08.07.923.58Lower Massive FlowInc. 847.0848.01.054.7020.00DG-11-117117,980E542.0554.512.52.482.48Upper Pillow FlowCalcite ZoneDG-11-117217,700E387.0395.08.01.081.08Calcite Zone442.0452.010.05.891.51Upper Pillow FlowInc. 443.0443.50.5107.5220.00484.5546.061.51.441.26Upper MF/PFInc. 521.0522.01.030.8220.00558.0576.518.51.041.04590.0596.96.91.611.61613.0622.09.01.761.76685.0698.013.01.921.92759.0776.017.02.232.23Lower Pillow Flow801.0847.046.05.451.95Lower Pillow FlowInc. 807.9808.60.7113.0720.00Inc. 830.0831.01.045.9020.00Inc. 831.0831.50.558.9020.00Inc. 831.5832.00.5120.8920.00DG-11-117317,940E649.0660.011.00.920.92Calcite Zone677.0684.27.21.201.20782.0802.020.01.691.69Lower Pillow FlowInc. 801.5802.00.520.1020.00810.0817.07.02.402.40829.0840.011.06.875.18Lower Pillow FlowInc. 836.0837.01.034.5020.00Inc. 838.0839.01.024.1020.00DG-11-117417,820E451.0468.017.00.960.96Calcite Zone503.5526.022.50.660.66538.7549.010.30.950.95562.5612.249.72.292.28Lower Pillow FlowInc. 590.0590.50.521.1020.00628.0647.019.00.920.92DG-11-117517900EAbandoned at 156.0 m. No significant results.Calcite ZoneDG-11-1175A17,900E501.0508.07.01.461.46Calcite Zone526.0534.08.00.880.88616.0629.013.00.780.78752.0759.07.03.743.15Lower Pillow FlowInc. 752.0753.01.024.1020.00DG-11-117617,540EAbandoned at 303.0 m.Calcite Zone103.0110.77.71.711.71DG-11-1176A17,540EWedged at 277.0 m.Calcite Zone410.0417.07.06.323.03Inc. 410.0411.01.043.0020.00512.0520.08.01.481.48531.0549.018.00.790.79604.0625.021.01.461.46Upper MF/PF687.0707.020.00.780.78DG-11-117717,700E386.0401.415.41.831.83Upper MF/PFCalcite Zone435.0442.07.01.521.52520.0527.07.01.191.19574.0612.038.02.821.88Upper Massive FlowInc. 579.0579.70.750.8620.00Inc. 593.5594.00.548.2220.00628.0649.021.03.862.66Lower MF/PFInc. 629.0629.50.543.4220.00Inc. 630.0630.50.547.0020.00DG-11-117817,860EAbandoned at 69.0 m. No significant resultsCalcite ZoneDG-11-1178A17,860E552.0577.025.03.422.96Upper MF/PFCalcite ZoneInc. 562.9563.40.520.5020.00Inc. 563.4564.00.638.6020.00590.3614.023.76.213.13Lower Pillow FlowInc. 591.0592.01.092.9020.00623.0638.015.00.700.70758.0765.07.01.421.42777.0799.922.94.712.15Lower Pillow FlowInc. 789.5790.00.573.8220.00Inc. 790.5791.00.534.4820.00Inc. 799.4799.90.569.2420.00815.0824.39.32.082.08838.0845.07.03.763.76Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-117917,820E76.083.07.01.101.10Calcite Zone631.0645.014.01.271.27DG-11-118017,660E331.0339.08.02.982.98Calcite Zone359.5401.041.50.970.97Upper MF/PFInc. 363.5364.00.520.7020.00445.0452.07.01.031.03589.5619.029.52.371.42Upper Massive FlowInc. 610.0610.50.576.0920.00639.0646.07.01.041.04682.0695.613.61.881.88Lower Pillow Flow722.5737.014.50.990.99765.0776.011.02.472.30Lower Pillow FlowInc. 765.0765.50.523.7420.00799.5807.27.72.642.52Inc. 806.1806.60.521.9120.00843.0850.07.01.791.79DG-11-118117,740E334.0341.07.01.121.12Calcite Zone401.7409.07.31.791.46Inc. 407.3407.80.524.8120.00429.0441.012.01.211.21457.0504.247.21.291.29Upper MF/PF544.0571.027.00.970.97Upper MF/PF596.0615.019.00.920.92636.5644.07.53.213.21663.0671.08.01.321.32685.0692.07.02.152.15737.0744.07.01.181.18759.7826.066.31.491.24Lower MF/PFInc. 761.8762.30.520.8920.00Inc. 764.0765.01.020.6620.00805.7806.20.551.6820.00DG-11-118217,780E462.0473.511.51.261.26Calcite Zone491.0511.020.01.061.06541.0555.014.00.850.85588.0604.016.01.541.54673.0680.07.01.271.27718.0738.020.02.262.26Lower Pillow Flow748.0755.07.01.471.47811.0822.011.00.770.77841.0848.07.07.445.76Lower Massive FlowInc. 844.0845.01.021.9020.00Inc. 845.0846.01.029.8620.00DG-11-118317,660E301.5313.011.51.341.34Calcite Zone326.0360.734.70.720.72369.8376.56.71.801.80413.3436.022.70.670.67445.0462.017.01.361.36532.0552.020.04.371.10Upper Massive FlowInc. 551.0551.50.5150.7220.00569.0576.07.06.182.64Upper Massive FlowInc. 574.0574.50.569.5520.00595.2608.012.81.451.45629.0683.054.04.152.75Lower Pillow FlowInc. 636.5637.00.5130.3620.00Inc. 659.0660.01.040.4820.00697.0713.516.51.501.27Inc. 713.0713.50.527.3420.00750.0764.514.50.770.77DG-11-118417,580E377.0384.07.02.612.61Calcite Zone445.9455.09.11.511.51Inc. 445.9446.40.520.0020.00498.6510.011.40.930.93522.5535.012.51.001.00580.0590.310.31.241.24637.0644.07.01.321.32655.0686.031.01.681.68Lower MF/PFDG-11-118517,500E368.0382.514.51.951.75Upper Pillow FlowCalcite ZoneInc. 382.0382.50.525.6020.00420.0441.021.05.661.72Upper Massive FlowInc. 438.0439.01.0102.6720.00471.0478.07.03.351.96Inc. 472.5473.00.539.3820.00487.0566.079.00.800.80Upper MF/PF604.0623.019.06.842.46Upper Massive FlowInc. 604.0605.01.024.3020.00Inc. 622.0623.01.098.9520.00640.0647.07.06.013.15Upper Massive FlowInc. 645.0645.50.559.9120.00672.0713.041.02.132.13Lower MF/PF723.0732.09.01.781.78DG-11-118617,540E155.8173.217.42.872.18Upper Massive FlowCalcite ZoneInc. 157.5158.51.031.3520.00Inc. 171.6172.20.621.2020.00293.7300.77.01.521.52331.7344.012.31.891.89DG-11-1186A17,540E55.467.211.80.940.94Calcite Zone204.0211.57.54.611.69Upper Pillow FlowInc. 211.0211.50.563.7920.00298.5307.08.50.860.86343.0350.57.51.221.22365.3374.08.70.910.91446.0503.057.01.701.70Upper MF/PF534.0541.07.01.701.70551.0558.07.01.561.56567.0583.616.60.810.81594.5602.07.53.281.65Inc. 594.5595.00.544.5120.00622.0707.085.02.011.77Lower MF/PFInc. 671.2671.70.525.9720.00Inc. 690.0691.01.028.8320.00Inc. 700.7701.20.538.4020.00716.0744.028.00.840.84DG-11-118717,580E29.037.08.02.352.35Calcite Zone339.0353.014.01.961.41Upper MF/PFInc. 343.5344.00.535.3320.00371.0387.016.00.990.99414.0421.07.01.861.86438.0453.015.02.532.53Upper Pillow Flow463.0481.018.00.970.97501.0520.019.00.960.96583.0598.015.00.700.70611.5692.781.22.191.65Lower MF/PFInc. 654.5655.20.720.5020.00Inc. 688.5689.00.5106.6520.00723.0734.011.00.830.83760.0771.511.52.182.18Lower Massive FlowDG-11-118817,420E180.0190.010.01.121.12QK Zone286.0296.010.04.031.44Upper Pillow FlowInc. 295.0295.50.571.9220.00334.0347.013.00.700.70428.0454.026.00.690.69533.5597.564.01.491.16Upper MF/PFInc. 533.5534.00.527.1220.00Inc. 545.0546.01.037.8320.00676.6707.030.42.662.66Lower Pillow Flow724.0737.313.31.521.52DG-11-118917,500E226.0245.019.01.861.86Upper Pillow FlowCalcite Zone526.0547.021.02.612.61Upper Pillow Flow567.0589.022.05.711.99Upper Pillow FlowInc. 571.3571.80.547.9720.00Inc. 584.7585.20.5156.0020.00638.8646.07.22.012.01695.5703.07.51.211.21715.7727.011.31.361.36DG-11-119017,460EAbandoned at 468.0 m.QK Zone247.0254.07.01.901.90415.0429.014.00.930.93DG-11-119117,460EAbandoned at 42.0 m. No significant results.QK ZoneDG-11-1191A17,460E170.2178.07.82.861.58QK ZoneInc. 177.5178.00.540.0220.00264.0271.07.01.851.85390.3414.023.71.121.12Upper Massive Flow440.0452.512.50.890.89486.0496.010.01.621.62570.0581.011.02.842.84Upper Pillow Flow628.0695.067.02.462.12Lower MF/PFInc. 642.0643.01.031.3020.00Inc. 679.0680.01.031.6020.00DG-11-119218,500E489.0507.718.71.721.42Upper MF/PFCalcite ZoneInc. 499.0499.50.531.1020.00569.0609.040.01.381.38Lower MF/PF617.0627.010.00.820.82655.0697.042.00.620.62Lower Pillow FlowDG-11-119318,540E450.0465.015.00.840.84Calcite Zone517.0528.011.00.760.76615.0627.012.00.780.78DG-11-119418,620E525.0532.07.01.541.54Gap Zone564.0571.37.32.362.36593.5602.08.53.501.27Upper Massive FlowInc. 593.5594.00.557.9220.00DG-11-119518,580E397.0404.07.01.821.82Calcite Zone419.0445.026.01.581.58Upper MF/PF633.0640.07.02.382.38DG-11-119618,620E483.0492.19.12.202.20Gap Zone642.0658.016.00.840.84676.6701.024.40.540.54DG-11-119718,460E482.0490.48.41.931.93Calcite ZoneDG-11-119818,460E512.2527.014.80.940.94Calcite Zone617.0636.019.01.301.30670.0677.07.03.353.35DG-11-119918,540E677.0684.07.01.941.51Calcite ZoneInc. 680.5681.00.526.0020.00DG-11-120018,600E504.0511.07.01.431.43Gap ZoneDG-11-120118,760E436.0455.019.02.641.58Upper Massive FlowGap ZoneInc. 453.0454.01.040.2020.00614.0632.018.04.052.18Lower Pillow FlowInc. 628.0629.01.053.6020.00691.0700.09.01.501.50DG-11-120218,660E489.0496.07.02.632.63Gap Zone518.0526.58.50.940.94Note: All values above 20 g/t in the composite are reported in the table. True width is estimated to be 65 to 75% of the drilled length.Forward-Looking Information This news release contains certain forward-looking information as defined in applicable securities laws (referred to herein as "forward-looking statements"). Specifically, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company conducting a pre-feasibility study on Block A. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are beyond Detour Gold's ability to predict or control and may cause Detour Gold's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any of its future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, gold price volatility, changes in debt and equity markets, the uncertainties involved in interpreting geological data, increases in costs, environmental compliance and changes in environmental legislation and regulation, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations, general economic conditions and other risks involved in the gold exploration and development industry, as well as those risk factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in Detour Gold's February 7, 2012 short form prospectus and in the continuous disclosure documents filed by Detour Gold on and available at www.sedar.com. Such forward-looking statements are also based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to, assumptions about the following: the supply and demand for gold, and the level and volatility of the price of gold; the availability of financing for exploration and development activities; the estimated timeline for the development of the Detour Lake gold project; the expected mine life; anticipated gold production; gold recovery; the development schedule; cash operating costs and other costs; the financial analysis for the project; capital costs; sensitivity to metal prices and other sensitivities; the accuracy of reserve and resource estimates and the assumptions on which the reserve and resource estimates are based; the receipt of necessary permits; market competition; ongoing relations with employees and impacted communities; and general business and economic conditions. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Detour Gold undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements contained herein whether as a result of new information or future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Gerald PannetonDetour Gold CorporationPresident and CEO(416) 304.0800ORLaurie GaboritDetour Gold CorporationDirector Investor Relations(416) 304.0581ORRoyal Bank Plaza, South TowerDetour Gold Corporation200 Bay Street, Suite 2200Toronto, OntarioM5J 2J1www.detourgold.com