Capital Return - ATO Class Ruling received

Symbol:  ASX: CHN TSX: CXN
Shares outstanding:    250 million
Fully diluted: 255 million

PERTH, Western Australia, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Chalice Gold Mines Limited (ASX: CHN/TSX: CXN) advises that the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO") has today published a final Class Ruling (CR 2012/113) in relation to the Company's equal capital return and reduction as approved by shareholders on November 30, 2012.

The outcome of the Class Ruling is consistent with information previously advised by the Company.

The Class Ruling is available on the Company's website at www.chalicegold.com and on the ATO website at www.ato.gov.au or by clicking here.

The tax consequences for a shareholder with respect to the capital return may vary depending upon a shareholder's individual circumstances.  Shareholders should consult their own tax adviser as to the potential tax consequences for them with respect to the capital return.

RICHARD HACKER
Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Forward Looking Statements

This document may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, "forward-looking statements").  These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this document and Chalice Gold Mines Limited (the Company) does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law or regulation. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect Company management's expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the likelihood of exploration success, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage.

In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects or does not expect, is expected, budget, scheduled, estimates, forecasts, intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved or the negative of these terms or comparable terminology.  By their very nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, among others, risks related to actual results of current exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of mineral resources; possible variations in ore reserves, grade or recovery rates; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; the ultimate outcome for shareholders of the Class Ruling received from the Australian Tax Office ("ATO") in relation to the capital return, as well as those factors detailed from time to time in the Company's interim and annual financial statements, all of which are filed and available for review on SEDAR at sedar.com.  Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.

 

SOURCE Chalice Gold Mines Limited



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