Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. - 2007 year end financial results

    TSX: GEA

    TORONTO, March 17 /CNW/ - Gold Eagle Mines Ltd. (TSX: GEA) ("Gold Eagle"
or the "Company") is pleased to announce its financial results for the period
ended December 31st, 2007. (To review the complete audited Financial
Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, please see the Company's
SEDAR filings at or the Company's website at
    The Company has a strong balance sheet with assets totalling
$419.0 million at December 31, 2007. The assets consist mainly of mineral
exploration properties and expenditures thereon of $312.1 million, cash and
cash equivalents of $106.0 million and accounts receivable, prepaid and other
expenses of $0.5 million. The Company has $1.9 million of current liabilities
and holds no long-term debt as all funding for exploration expenditures has
been provided through the issuance of shares from the Company's treasury.
    The Company experienced a significant increase of cash and cash
equivalents during fiscal 2007. The $85.2 million increase in cash and cash
equivalents was propelled by the Company successfully completing the Financing
for net proceeds of $84.2 million and the exercise of 1,031,642 stock options
and 2,903,845 warrants for additional proceeds of $12.1 million.
    Gold Eagle is a development stage entity involved in the exploration and
development of gold assets on its 100% owned Gold Eagle property. Accordingly,
the Company does not generate revenues from its operations.
    Exploration expenditures on the Company's Gold Eagle property were
$12.0 million during fiscal 2007 compared to $7.6 million during fiscal 2006.
As a result of the merger on December 21, 2006 with Southern Star Resources
Inc., the amount spent on exploration increased significantly during 2007 as
compared to 2006 as the Gold Eagle property was, and remains, the primary
focus of the Company's efforts.
    During the preparation of the Company's 2007 financial statements, an
error was identified on the 2006 balance sheet relating to the accounting for
unvested stock options granted to the Company's Board of Directors on
December 21, 2006. The value of the unvested stock options and related future
taxes was previously capitalized to mineral exploration properties. The
restatement is a non-cash adjustment and the affect has no impact on either
the Consolidated Statement of Operations and Deficit, or the Consolidated
Statement of Cash Flows for the year ended December 31, 2006. Additional
information is provided in Note 18 to the December 31, 2007 Financial
    As at March 17, 2008, Gold Eagle is well funded with a current cash
position of approximately CDN$103 million and no long-term debt, and
101,078,568 million shares outstanding (107,156,831 shares outstanding on a
fully diluted basis).

    About Gold Eagle

    Gold Eagle Mines Ltd is a Canadian based junior natural resource company
developing a significant new gold discovery in the prolific Red Lake gold
camp, located in Northern Ontario, Canada.

    Forward-Looking Statement

    The statements made in this News Release may contain forward-looking
statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events
or results could differ materially from the Company's expectations and
projections. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and
other factors, refer to Gold Eagle's filings with Canadian securities
regulators available on or the Company's website at

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release and the
    information contained herein.

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