Yamana Gold added to FTSE Gold Mines Index



    TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX:YRI; NYSE:  AUY; LSE:YAU)
announced that effective today its shares have been added to the FTSE Gold
Mines Index.
    The FTSE Gold Mines Index is designed to reflect the performance of the
worldwide market in the shares of companies whose principal activity is the
mining of gold. The index series encompasses all gold mining companies that
have a sustainable and attributable gold production in excess of 300,000
ounces per year and derive the majority of their revenues from mined gold.
    "Yamana is pleased to be recognized as a premier global gold producer and
to join the impressive group of companies comprising the FTSE Gold Mines
Index" said Peter Marrone, Yamana's chairman and chief executive officer.
"Yamana considers that becoming a member of this prestigious index will
further increase global investor awareness and its visibility among
index-tracking funds."

    About Yamana

    Yamana is a Canadian-based gold producer with significant gold
production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and
land positions in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Central America. The
Company plans to continue to build on this base through existing operating
mine expansions and throughput increases, the advancement of its exploration
properties and by targeting other gold consolidation opportunities in the
Americas.





For further information:

For further information: MEDIA INQUIRIES: Mansfield Communications Inc.,
Hugh Mansfield, (416) 599-0024; Jodi Peake, Vice President, Corporate
Communications & Investor Relations, (416) 815-0220, Email:
investor@yamana.com, www.yamana.com; Letitia Wong, Director, Investor
Relations, (416) 815-0220, Email: investor@yamana.com

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