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Continental Gold Announces $75 Million Bought Deal

Monday, November 12, 2012

Continental Gold Announces $75 Million Bought Deal16:27 EST Monday, November 12, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 12, 2012) -NOT FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES OR THROUGH U.S. NEWSWIRESContinental Gold Limited (TSX:CNL)(OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Dundee Securities Ltd., and including Clarus Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., TD Securities Inc., RBC Capital Markets and BMO Capital Markets (the "Underwriters"), with PowerOne Capital Markets Limited to act as a selling group member, to purchase 7,860,000 common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") at a price of $9.55 per Common Share for gross proceeds of $75,063,000 on a bought deal basis (the "Offering").The Company has also granted the Underwriters an over-allotment option to increase the size of the Offering by up to an additional 15%, such option being exercisable in whole or in part at any time prior to 30 days after the closing of the Offering.The net proceeds from the Offering will be used for exploration and development expenditures and for general corporate purposes.Closing of the Offering is anticipated to occur on or about December 4, 2012 (the "Closing Date") and is subject to the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals including approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange.The Common Shares will be offered in all provinces of Canada (except Quebec) by way of a short form prospectus.This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein in the United States. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an exemption from the registration requirements of such Act.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 Buritica gold project to production.Additional details on the Buritica project and the rest of Continental's suite of gold exploration properties are available at www.continentalgold.com.Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains or refers to forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation, including statements regarding completion of the Offering, use of proceeds of the Offering, the estimation of mineral resources, exploration results, potential mineralization, exploration and mine development plans, timing of the commencement of operations and is based on current expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. 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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, the need to reallocate the use of proceeds of the Offering due to changes in the exploration and development plans for the Buriticá project, 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, other prudent business reasons 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.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Continental Gold LimitedNisha HasanDirector, Investor Relations+1.416.583.5611info@continentalgold.comwww.continentalgold.com