SEMAFO Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2009 Financial Results Release
Notification and Conference Call

SEMAFO TSX-SMF

MONTREAL, March 11 /CNW Telbec/ - SEMAFO (TSX: SMF) today announced that the Company's quarterly and year-end financial results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2009 will be released on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The financial statements will be available on the Company's website at www.semafo.com or www.sedar.com.

SEMAFO will host a conference call to discuss the results, as well as to provide an update on operations.

    
    Conference Call:   Date:                      Thursday, March 18, 2010
                       Time:                      10:00 AM (ET)
                       Tel. local & overseas:     647 427-7450
                       Tel. North America:        1 888 231-8191
    

The conference call will feature Benoit La Salle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Benoit Desormeaux, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, Martin Milette, Chief Financial Officer, Michel Crevier, SEMAFO's Geology Manager and Qualified Person, and Patrick Moryoussef, Mining Operations Manager.

The conference call will be archived for replay until April 2, 2010. To access the archived conference call, please dial 1 800 642-1687 and enter pass code 62468767.

A live audio webcast of the conference can be accessed through SEMAFO's website at www.semafo.com. The webcast will be available for replay for a period of 90 days.

SEMAFO's Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Centre Sheraton Hotel Montréal, Salon 1, 1201 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, in Montreal. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet the management team and Board of Directors.

About SEMAFO

SEMAFO is a Canadian-based mining company with gold production and exploration activities in West Africa. The Company currently operates three gold mines: the Mana Mine in Burkina Faso, the Samira Hill Mine in Niger and the Kiniero Mine in Guinea. 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 in West Africa.

SOURCE SEMAFO INC.

For further information: For further information: Benoit La Salle, President & CEO, SEMAFO, (514) 744-4408, Toll-Free: 1-888-744-4408, blasalle@semafo.com; Sofia St Laurent, Communications, SEMAFO, (514) 744-4408, Toll-Free: 1-888-744-4408, sstlaurent@semafo.com

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