Lake Shore Gold on Track for Strong Finish to 2012, Processing Capacity Increased by 25%

- Stage One of 50% mill expansion completed, processing capacity increased to 2,500 tonnes per day from 2,000 tonnes per day - Strong grade performance, 4.2 grams per tonne to date in fourth quarter, 4.4 grams per tonne at Timmins West Mine(1) - Higher throughput levels and improved grades position Company to achieve 2012 production target and significant production growth in 2013