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Changed Number of Shares and Votes in SEMAFO

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Changed Number of Shares and Votes in SEMAFO10:23 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 28, 2013) - SEMAFO (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF)As a result of the exercise of options, the total number of shares and votes in the Corporation has changed during February as follows.The number of shares has increased by 50,000 common shares and the total number of shares in the Corporation as of February 28, 2013 amounts to 273,268,185 common shares. The total number of votes in the Corporation has increased by 50,000 and amounts to 273,268,185. The Corporation's share capital as of February 28, 2013 amounts to approximately SEK 4,864,173,693. The above information has been made public in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. 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.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 Stockholm+46 (8) 410 32 189mbang@brunswickgroup.com