REG-Yamana Gold Inc.: Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:28pm EST

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Yamana Gold Inc.
(the "Company")
21 December 2012

                                                       Annex DTR3
      Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons

The Company reports the following transactions in common shares of the Company by Senior Officers of the Company on 18
December 2012. All prices are in Canadian dollars, unless noted otherwise. The common shares were issued upon the
vesting of previously issued restricted share units of the Company. In addition, a further 17,793 common shares were
issued to certain other non-senior officers of the Company upon vesting of previously issued restricted share units of
the Company at $16.71 per share for the vesting on 18 December 2012.


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     Director / Senior Officer      Date of Issue    Transaction    Number of    Price
                                                                     Common
                                                                     Shares
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Ludovico Costa                     18 December   Issuance of            7,888   $16.71
President and Chief Operating      2012          Common Shares
Officer                                          upon vesting of
                                                 Restricted Share
                                                 Units
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Charles Main                       18 December   Issuance of            6,470   $16.71
Executive Vice President, Finance  2012          Common Shares
and Chief Financial Officer                      upon vesting of
                                                 Restricted Share
                                                 Units
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Greg McKnight                      18 December   Issuance of            3,583   $16.71
Senior Vice President, Business    2012          Common Shares
Development                                      upon vesting of
                                                 Restricted Share
                                                 Units
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Darcy Marud                        18 December   Issuance of            5,521   $16.71
Senior Vice President,             2012          Common Shares
Exploration                                      upon vesting of
                                                 Restricted Share
                                                 Units
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Contact for queries:
Name:      Sofia Tsakos, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Telephone: (416) 815-0220
Email:     stsakos@yamana.com


Yamana Gold Inc.
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