Perseus Mining added to S&P/ASX 200 index

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PERTH, Australia, March 5 /CNW/ - Emerging gold producer Perseus Mining Limited (ASX/TSX: PRU) has today been added to the S&P/ASX 200 index.

The West African-focused gold explorer will move into its new index after the close of trading on 19 March, 2010.

"Being included in the S&P 200 is a significant milestone for us as institutional investors often weigh their portfolios relative to the index," Perseus Mining Managing Director Mark Calderwood said. He added that this could result in a greater volume of Perseus shares traded and improved liquidity.

    
    "Mark Calderwood"
    Managing Director
    

Certain information in this press release, including all statements that are not historical facts, constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Such forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information which reflects management's expectations of the company's future trading volume and liquidity. There can be no assurance that the forward-looking information will prove to be accurate.

Additional information about Perseus and its business activities is available under its profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

SOURCE Perseus Mining Limited

For further information: For further information: Perseus Mining Limited, ABN 27 106 808 986, 30 Ledgar Road, Balcatta, Western Australia, 6021, PO Box 717, Balcatta, WA, 6914, Telephone: (618) 9240 6344, Facsimile: (618) 9240 2406, Email address: info@perseusmining.com, Website: www.perseusmining.com

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