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Press release from CNW Group

Capital Reduction and Return

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Capital Reduction and Return08:53 EST Tuesday, December 04, 2012Symbol: ASX: CHN TSX: CXNShares outstanding: 250 millionFully diluted: 255 millionPERTH, Western Australia, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Chalice Gold Mines Limited (ASX: CHN/TSX: CXN) advises that Shareholders have approved a capital return and reduction of A$0.10 (or ~C$0.104) per ordinary share of the Company.  The key dates with respect to the special distribution are:Ex-distribution date  December 4, 2012 (Perth time) December 5, 2012 (Toronto time)  Record date   December 10, 2012 (Perth time) December 9, 2012 (Toronto time)  Payment date  December 14, 2012 (Perth time) December 14, 2012 (Toronto time)This special distribution is not subject to any future changes.As previously outlined, Chalice has received a draft Class Ruling from the Australian Taxation Office ('ATO') indicating that the proposed distribution will not be taxed as a dividend.  It is estimated that the ATO will publish the Class Ruling on or around December 5, 2012.  The Company will release full details of the Class Ruling shortly thereafter.For further information on the proposed equal capital return and reduction, please refer to previous press releases on October 23, 2012 and November 28, 2012 as well as the 2012 AGM Notice of Meeting which has been sent to all shareholders and was released to the ASX and SEDAR in Canada on October 24, 2012.RICHARD HACKERChief Financial Officer & Company SecretaryForward Looking StatementsThis document may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements").  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Chalice Gold Mines Limited (the Company) does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law or regulation. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect Company management's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the likelihood of exploration success, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage.In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects or does not expect, is expected, budget, scheduled, estimates, forecasts, intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology.  By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; the ultimate outcome for shareholders of any Class Ruling received from the Australian Tax Office ("ATO") in relation to any proposed capital return, as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at sedar.com.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. SOURCE: Chalice Gold Mines LimitedFor further information: Mr Tim Goyder, Executive Chairman Mr Richard Hacker, Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary Chalice Gold Mines Limited - Telephone (+618) 9322 3960 For media inquiries, please contact: Nicholas Read Read Corporate Telephone: (+618) 9388 1474