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African Gold Group, Inc. Announces Closing of CDN$6.0 Million Bought Deal Private Placement Financing Press Release

19 December 2009

African Gold Group, Inc. (“AGG” or the “Company”) announced today that it has closed the previously announced bought deal private placement offering (the “Offering”). AGG issued an aggregate of 10,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a price of CDN$0.60 per Unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of CDN$6,000,000. The aggregate number of Units issued included 1,600,000 Units issued pursuant to the full exercise of the Underwriter’s option granted to the Underwriter under the Offering. Each Unit is comprised of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one additional common share of the Company at a price of CDN$0.90 per common share for a period of 18 months (the “Expiry Date”) following the closing of the Offering. Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. (“Macquarie” or the “Underwriter”) acted as sole Underwriter in respect of the Offering. The Underwriter received a cash commission of 6.0% of the gross proceeds raised in the Offering and 800,000 compensation options (each a “Compensation Option”). Each Compensation Option entitles the Underwriter to purchase one Unit of the Company at a price of CDN$0.60 per Unit until the Expiry Date.

The net proceeds of the Offering are intended to be used to fund the continuing development of the Company’s Kobada, Mali Project, the resumption of exploration at the Company’s 456 sq km Asankrangwa, Ghana holdings, of which the north west quadrant (the Asuowunu concession) is on strike and contiguous with the recently discovered 3.5 million oz Essase gold deposit controlled by Keegan Resources, and for general working capital and corporate purposes.

The securities described herein have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any State Securities Laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. persons unless an exemption from registration is available. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein in the United States.

All securities issued pursuant to the Offering are subject to a four month hold period commencing on the closing date of the Offering.

African Gold Group, Inc., based in Toronto, Canada, is engaged in the identification, acquisition and exploration of prospective gold projects that are situated along significant gold trends within West Africa. To date, the Company controls a total of twelve gold concessions that are consolidated in five distinct standalone exploration projects, of which three projects are located in Ghana and the remaining two are located in Mali, West Africa.

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