Yamana Gold declares quarterly dividend



    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - YAMANA GOLD INC. (TSX:YRI; NYSE:  AUY; LSE:YAU)
today announced its second quarter dividend of US$0.01 per share. Shareholders
of record at the close of business on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 will be entitled
to receive payment of this dividend on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. The dividend is
an "eligible dividend" for Canadian tax purposes.

    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: 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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