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Shield Gold Inc. to Change Name to Great Lakes Graphite Inc.

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February 5, 2014, Toronto: Shield Gold Inc. (“Shield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the change of name of the Company from Shield Gold Inc. to Great Lakes Graphite Inc., subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. In connection with the proposed name change, effective immediately, the Company will begin operating under the trade name “Great Lakes Graphite”. The Company has also adopted a new identity and redesigned Web site at: www.greatlakesgraphite.com.

Paul Gorman, CEO, commented, “The Company’s proposed name change to Great Lakes Graphite is the culmination of a process that has been underway now for the past two years. Over that time, the Company has reprioritized efforts to focus increasingly on the graphite property assets in our portfolio.”

About Shield Gold Inc.: Shield is a junior exploration company involved in the discovery and development of high quality mineral resources. The Company’s graphite exploration programs are located in the Buckingham and Lochaber Townships of southwestern Québec. The Company has also entered into option and joint venture agreements with Eloro Resources Inc. on the Summit-Gaber property located in the La Grande Greenstone Belt in the James Bay region of Québec. Further information regarding Shield and the proposed name change can be found on the Company’s website at: www.shieldgold.com.

The Company trades with symbol SHG on the TSX Venture Exchange and currently has 42,504,819 shares outstanding (61,638,982 fully diluted).

For more information, please contact:

Paul A. Gorman, CEO
Tel.: 416-768-6101
Email: pgorman@greatlakesgraphite.com

Paul R. Ankcorn, CFO
Tel: 416-414-9171
E-mail: pankcorn@bellnet.ca

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.