SEMAFO to Release First Quarter 2010 Financial Results on May 11, 2010 -
Conference Call Scheduled for May 12, 2010

SEMAFO TSX-SMF

MONTREAL, April 27 /CNW Telbec/ - SEMAFO (TSX: SMF) today announced that the Company's first quarter results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2010 will be released on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. The financial statements will be available on the Company's website at www.semafo.com or at 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:                      Wednesday, May 12, 2010
                       Time:                      10:00 AM (ET)
                       Tel. local & overseas:     416 644-3426
                       Tel. North America:        1 800 731-5319
    

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 May 26, 2010. To access the archived conference call, please dial 1 877 289-8525 and enter pass code 4291480 followed by the number sign #.

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 Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the Centre Sheraton Hotel Montréal, Salons 4-5, 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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