Guyana Goldfields Announces Change in Financial Year-End

TORONTO, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Guyana Goldfields Inc. (TSX: GUY) ("GGI" or "the Company") would like to announce that, effective in 2014, its financial year-end will be changed from October 31st to December 31st to align GGI's financial reporting calendar with other public mining companies and to facilitate the investment community's ability to compare its financial performance. GGI will report a, one-time, fourteen month transition year covering the months of November 2013 to December 2014. Subsequent to the transition year, the Company's first full financial year will cover the period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

During the remainder of the transition year, GGI will file interim financial statements for the three and nine-month interim periods ending July 31, 2014 and July 31, 2013 and the three and twelve-month interim periods ending October 31, 2014 and October 31, 2013. Year-end financial statements will be filed for the fourteen month period ending December 31, 2014 and these will be compared to the financial statements for the twelve months ended October 31, 2013.

During its new financial year, GGI will file interim financial statements (comparative period end dates presented in brackets) covering the three months ended March 31, 2015 (April 30, 2014), the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2015 (July 31, 2014), and the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2015 (October 31, 2014). Annual statements will be filed for the new financial year ending December 31, 2015 with comparative statements from the previous fourteen month financial year ending December 31, 2014.

As prescribed in National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations, the filing deadline for the annual financial statements will be on or before the 90th day after the end of the most recently completed financial year and the filing deadline for the interim financial statements will be on or before the 45th day after the end of the interim period.

About Guyana Goldfields Inc.

Guyana Goldfields Inc. is a Canadian based Company, focused on the exploration and development of gold deposits in Guyana, South America. The Company is focused on the construction and development of the Aurora Gold Project scheduled for commercial production in mid-2015. The Aurora Gold Project has a total gold resource of 6.54 million ounces in the measured and indicated categories (62.83 million tonnes at 3.24 g/t Au) as well as an additional 1.82 million ounces in the inferred category (16.93 million tonnes at 3.34 g/t Au).  For further details, please refer to the press release dated December 9, 2013 and the report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report, Updated Feasibility Study – Aurora Gold Project" dated January 29, 2013 available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.  The Company also holds a significant portfolio of attractive exploration properties and holds cash and cash equivalents of US$68M as of July 31, 2014.

Forwarding-Looking Information

This news release contains "forward-looking information" which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words and phrases such as "plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or "believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made and are based on various assumptions.

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, the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals, closing of the project finance facility, general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; the actual results of exploration activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; political instability; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's annual information form. 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 to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, except as may be required by applicable securities laws. 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 Guyana Goldfields Inc.

For further information: Guyana Goldfields Inc., Scott A. Caldwell, President and CEO; Jacqueline Wagenaar, Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Tel: (416) 628-5936 Ext. 2295, Fax: (416) 628-5935, E-mail: jwagenaar@guygold.com, Website: www.guygold.com