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SEMAFO Declares Dividend of C$0.02 per Share

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

SEMAFO Declares Dividend of C$0.02 per Share11:48 EST Tuesday, November 06, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2012) - SEMAFO (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF) today announced that the Corporation's Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend of C$0.02 per common share, payable on January 15, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 31, 2012. This is the Corporation's third dividend since declaring its inaugural dividend in November 2011.Future dividend payments will be subject to evaluation and approval by SEMAFO's Board of Directors semi-annually, based on the Corporation's financial condition, capital requirements, growth plans and gold price.About SEMAFO SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Corporation currently operates three gold mines: the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, the Samira Hill Mine in Niger and the Kiniero Mine in Guinea. SEMAFO is committed to evolve in a conscientious manner to become a major player in its geographical area of interest. SEMAFO's strategic focus is to maximize shareholder value by effectively managing its existing assets as well as pursuing organic and strategic growth opportunities.CAUTION CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTSThis press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions and accordingly, actual results and future events could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. You are hence cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include words or expressions such as "committed", "evolve", "become", "pursuing", "growth", "opportunities" and other similar words or expressions. Factors that could cause future results or events to differ materially from current expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements include the ability to execute on our strategic focus, fluctuation in the price of currencies, gold or operating costs, mining industry risks, uncertainty as to calculation of mineral reserves and resources, delays, political and social stability in Africa (including our ability to maintain or renew licenses and permits) and other risks described in SEMAFO's documents filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. You can find further information with respect to these and other risks in SEMAFO's 2011 Annual MD&A and 2011 Annual Information Form as updated in our 2012 First Quarter MD&A and 2012 Second Quarter MD&A and other filings made with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available at www.sedar.com. These documents are also available on our website at www.semafo.com. SEMAFO disclaims any obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.The above information has been made public in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: SEMAFORobert LaValliereVice-President, Investor RelationsCell: +1 (514) 240 2780robert.lavalliere@semafo.comSofia St LaurentCommunications & Investor RelationsTel. local & overseas: +1 (514) 744 4408North America Toll-Free: 1 (888) 744 4408sofia.stlaurent@semafo.comwww.semafo.comMaria BangBrunswick Group StockholmTel: +46 (8) 410 32 189mbang@brunswickgroup.com