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Continental Gold Receives C$46.1 Million Through Exercise of Warrants

Monday, September 17, 2012

Continental Gold Receives C$46.1 Million Through Exercise of Warrants13:28 EDT Monday, September 17, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2012) -Continental Gold Limited (TSX:CNL)(OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received gross proceeds of C$46.1 million through the exercise of the Company's TSX-listed warrants (CNL.WT) (the "Warrants") prior to their expiry on September 16, 2012. A total of 6,145,764 Warrants were exercised for a total of 6,145,764 common shares of the Company, at an exercise price of C$7.50 per Warrant, representing 99.4% of the outstanding Warrants. All unexercised Warrants have expired and were delisted from the TSX on September 14, 2012. "We are gratified by the level of support received from our shareholders as demonstrated by the successful exercise of our Warrants," commented Ari Sussman, CEO. We achieved a number of important milestones recently, including the amendment to our existing environmental permit and drilling new discoveries at the La Mano and La Estera systems. Our next key milestone is the updated mineral resource estimate, which remains on track for completion prior to month's end." About Continental Gold Continental Gold Limited is an advanced-stage exploration and development company with an extensive portfolio of 100%-owned gold projects in Colombia. Spearheaded by a team with over 40 years of exploration and mining experience in Colombia, the Company is focused on advancing its high-grade Buriticá gold project to production. A maiden mineral resource estimate for the Buriticá project prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 covers two major vein systems, with combined measured and indicated mineral resources of 1,110,000 tonnes of mineralized material containing 630,000 ounces of gold grading 17.8 g/t gold, 1,500,000 ounces of silver grading 42 g/t silver, and 18,700,000 pounds of zinc grading 0.8% zinc. The inferred mineral resource is 6,900,000 tonnes of mineralized material containing 2,500,000 ounces of gold grading 11.4 g/t gold, 9,500,000 ounces of silver grading 43 g/t silver and 88,000,000 pounds of zinc grading 0.6% zinc. For additional technical information on the Buriticá project, please refer to the technical report entitled "Mineral Resource Estimate of the Buriticá Gold Project, Colombia" dated October 24, 2011, as amended November 23, 2011, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, on the OTCQX at www.otcmarkets.com and on the Company website at www.continentalgold.com. The scientific and technical information contained in this press release has been reviewed and approved by Mark Moseley-Williams, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, who is a qualified person within the meaning of NI 43-101.In August 2012, Continental achieved an important milestone, receiving formal approval for the modification of its existing Environmental Impact Assessment. The amendment allows the Company to build a six-kilometre switchback road and begin underground development by constructing a one-kilometre access tunnel. With a goal of being the first modern-day gold producer in Colombia, Continental will commence the construction of the access tunnel in H2 2012, initially providing access for underground drilling and eventually used for commercial production. A Phase III drill program is underway at the Buriticá project to further delineate the resource and drill new target zones identified within its concessions.Additional details on the Buriticá project and the rest of Continental's suite of gold exploration properties are available at www.continentalgold.com. Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains or refers to forward-looking information, including statements regarding the estimation of mineral resources, exploration results and potential mineralization, and is based on current expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, failure to convert estimated mineral resources to reserves, capital and operating costs varying significantly from estimates, the preliminary nature of metallurgical test results, delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, political risks, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future, changes in equity markets, inflation, changes in exchange rates, fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and the other risks involved in the mineral exploration and development industry forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no responsibility to update them or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances other than as required by law.Differences in Reporting of Mineral Resource Estimates This press release was prepared in accordance with Canadian standards which differ in some respects from United States standards. In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the terms "inferred mineral resources," "indicated mineral resources," "measured mineral resources" and "mineral resources" used or referenced in this press release are Canadian mining terms as defined in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects under the guidelines set out in the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (the "CIM") Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (the "CIM Standards"). The CIM Standards differ significantly from standards in the United States. While the terms "mineral resource," "measured mineral resources," "indicated mineral resources," and "inferred mineral resources" are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, they are not defined terms under standards in the United States. "Inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities laws, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. Readers are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of measured or indicated mineral resources will ever be converted into reserves. Readers are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable. Disclosure of "contained ounces" in a resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, United States companies are only permitted to report mineralization that does not constitute "reserves" by standards in the United States as in place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. Accordingly, information regarding resources contained or referenced in this press release containing descriptions of our mineral deposits may not be comparable to similar information made public by United States companies.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Nisha HasanContinental Gold LimitedDirector, Investor Relations+1.416.583.5611info@continentalgold.comwww.continentalgold.com