VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwire – Feb. 28, 2012) – Chesapeake Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:CKG) (“Chesapeake”) is pleased to announce that it has raised $35,241,240 from the exercise of 4,405,155 warrants at $8.00 per share prior to the expiry date on February 23, 2012. The warrants were issued on February 23, 2007 in connection with Chesapeake’s business combination with American Gold Capital Corporation (“American Gold”).

Chesapeake intends to use the proceeds from the warrants exercised to complete the pre-feasibility study on its 100% owned Metates project, secure certain permits and finance continued developments, advance regional exploration prospects including a 2012 drilling campaign, and for general working capital.

Currently, Chesapeake has approximately $46 million dollars in working capital and 44,216,366 shares issued and outstanding.

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P. Randy Reifel, President

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