TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2011) - It is with great sorrow that the Board of Centamin Egypt Limited announces the sudden and tragic passing away today of Mr Harry Michael, Chief Executive Officer.

Harry was a great friend to many, a leader of people and a man of boundless energy who inspired others to go further and simply to do better in anything they took on. Harry brought only positives to the world and it is a terrible injustice that he is taken from his loving and beloved family at such a young age with so much more to give.

Josef El-Raghy, Chairman, will be assuming the additional role of Chief Executive Officer until further notice.

Contact Information:

Centamin Egypt
Katharine Sutton
Head of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 20 7569 1670
katharine.sutton@centamin.com
www.centamin.com