Centerra Gold and Premier Gold File Technical Report on the Hardrock Project

TORONTO, CANADA – December 22, 2016 – Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra”) (TSX: CG) and Premier Gold Mines Limited (“Premier”) (TSX: PG) are pleased to announce today that they have filed on SEDAR a technical report for the Hardrock Project, which is located in the Geraldton-Beardmore Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada. The NI 43-101 technical report for the Hardrock Project describes in detail the life-of-mine plan (LOM), which is based only on open-pit mineral reserves at the Hardrock Project as at August 11, 2016. The technical report is dated December 21, 2016 with an effective date of October 1, 2016.


About Centerra

Centerra Gold Inc. is a Canadian-based gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties in North America, Asia and other markets worldwide. Centerra is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia and operates the Kumtor mine in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Mount Milligan mine in British Columbia, Canada. Centerra’s shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol CG. The Company is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

About Premier

Premier Gold Mines Limited is a gold producer and respected exploration and development company with a high-quality pipeline of precious metal projects in proven, accessible and safe mining jurisdictions in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

For more information:

Centerra Gold Inc.

John W. Pearson
Vice President, Investor Relations
(416) 204-1953

Premier Gold Mines Limited

Matthew Gollat
Manager, Corporate Development, Investor Relations
(807) 346-1390


For further information, please contact:

Ewan Downie, President & CEO                   



Forward Looking Information:

This Press Release contains certain information that may constitute “forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements about the estimation of mineral resources, strategic plans, including future operations, future work programs, capital expenditures, discovery and production of minerals, price of gold and currency exchange rates, timing of geological reports and corporate and technical objectives. Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including the risks inherent to the mining industry, adverse economic and market developments and the risks identified in Premier’s annual information form under the heading “Risk Factors”. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Premier disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.