Paladin Energy Ltd: Kayelekera Resumes Full Production


PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - May 18, 2012) - Paladin Energy Ltd (PDN.TO - News)(PDN.AX - News) (Paladin or the Company) is pleased to advise that, as foreshadowed, its Kayelekera Mine resumed 100% operational status as Malawian employees ended industrial action allowing the Thursday night shift to start fully manned. The Company and Local Staff Association (LSA) signed a binding agreement to end the strike yesterday afternoon, facilitating a full return to work by all employees.

Under the terms of the agreement, employees have dropped demands for the 66% salary increase to compensate for the 50% devaluation of the Kwacha. Paladin in turn has agreed to review the local salaries within 6 months determined by the CPI at that time and as affected by the devaluation of the Kwacha.

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Paladin Energy Ltd
In Australia:
John Borshoff, Managing Director/CEO
+61 8 9381 4366 or Mobile: +61 419 912 571

Paladin Energy Ltd
In Canada:
Greg Taylor, Investor Relations Contact
905 337-7673 or Mobile: 416 605-5120 (Toronto)

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