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Press release from Marketwire

SEMAFO Reports Fatal Incident at Mana

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

SEMAFO Reports Fatal Incident at Mana

11:56 EDT Tuesday, June 04, 2013

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 4, 2013) - SEMAFO Inc. (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF) regrets to report that a Burkinabe employee drowned in an isolated incident at the Corporation's Mana Mine in Burkina Faso. The accident occurred on Sunday while the employee was working on a sump pump in one of the main pits. Operations in the immediate area of the accident were suspended temporarily.

The emergency response team was immediately deployed and is working in collaboration with the relevant local authorities to determine the cause of the accident.

Management have conveyed their sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the deceased employee.

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:
SEMAFO
Robert LaValliere
Vice-President, Investor Relations
Cell: +1 (514) 240 2780
robert.lavalliere@semafo.com


Sofia St Laurent
Communications & Investor Relations
Tel. local & overseas: +1 (514) 744 4408
North America Toll-Free: 1 (888) 744 4408
sofia.stlaurent@semafo.com
www.semafo.com


Maria Bang
Brunswick Group Stockholm
+46 (8) 410 32 189
mbang@brunswickgroup.com

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