MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 31, 2015) - SEMAFO (TSX:SMF)(OMX:SMF)

In August, the number of shares in SEMAFO increased by 185,000 common shares, corresponding to 185,000 votes. The increase in the number of shares and votes results from the exercise of options.

As of August 31, 2015, the total number of shares in the Corporation amounts to 294,271,038 and the total number of votes totals 294,271,038. The Corporation's share capital as of August 31, 2015 amounts to approximately SEK 6,116,989,651.

The information in this release is subject to the disclosure requirements of SEMAFO under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. This information was publicly communicated on August 31, 2015 at 7:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time.


SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Corporation operates the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, which includes the high-grade satellite deposits of Siou and Fofina, and is developing the advanced gold deposit of Natougou. 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.

Contact Information:

Robert LaValliere
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations
Cell: +1 (514) 240 2780

Ruth Hanna
Analyst, Investor Relations

Tel. local & overseas: +1 (514) 744 4408
North America Toll-Free: 1 (888) 744 4408