TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX: CG) announced today that Ian Atkinson, its President and Chief Executive Officer, has informed the Board of Directors of his intention to retire by year-end. October, 2015 will mark 10 years of service by Ian at Centerra as Vice President Exploration, Senior Vice President of Global Exploration, and as President & Chief Executive Officer and a Director. The Board has retained STM Associates to assist in a search, considering internal and external candidates.

About Centerra
Centerra is a North-American based gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties in Asia, Canada and other markets worldwide. Centerra is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia. Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol CG. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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