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Why Invest in Claude Resources Inc.

  1. 1. Why Invest in Claude Resources Inc.? 1
  2. 2. Growing Resource BaseClaude Resources Inc. has an exceptionalrecord of low-cost reserve & resource basegrowth over the past four years. Thisdemonstrates the ability of our explorationteam, the strength of the explorationprogram and the quality of the Company’sexploration assets.The industry average finding cost per ounce isapproximately $50 while our finding costshave averaged $25 over the past 4 years.We continue to focus on exploration aroundour Seabee Gold Operation while developing 2012 2012 2011 2011the advanced stage Amisk and Madsen GoldProjects. In 2012, the Company increased its $ (in millions) Metres $ (in millions) Metresexploration budget to over $15.5 million. We Seabee $7.50* 129,600 $4.90* 100,000believe that this will enable our exploration Madsen $6.50 29,050 $3.85 18,000team to continue its success of sustaining Amisk $1.50 6,000 $1.74 10,000mineral reserves while increasing the $15.50 164,650 $10.49 128,000 Totalresource base. *Excluding underground expenditures. 2
  3. 3. Increasing ProductionThe Company continues to invest in infrastructure toincrease the capacity of the Seabee Gold Operationin order to increase gold production over the next 5years. Increasing Seabee Gold Production (2007-2016) 90,000In 2012 the Company will complete the shaft 80,000extension, the mill upgrade and a camp expansion. 70,000These initiatives will enable us to increase Production Ounces 60,000production significantly over the next 5 years. 50,000 40,000The addition of the Santoy 8 Gold Mine in 2011 and 30,000the L62 Zone in 2012 will contribute to production, 20,000providing increases and flexibility to operations and 10,000enabling Claude to meet production more reliably in 0the short term. In the long term, the discovery of the 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016Santoy Gap deposit will enable a substantial increase *Updated Life of Mine Plan will be released by the end of 2012in production and a significant drop in unit costs. Thesignificant increase in reserves and resources at theSeabee Gold Operation in 2011 will also ensure thatthere is a large supply of gold ore for many years tocome. 3
  4. 4. Pure Canadian Gold Play AMISK PROJECTWe searched all over the world to find the best gold projects and came to the conclusion thatthere is no better place to mine than Canada. All of our assets are located in safe, politicallystable provinces where mining is a widely accepted practice and an industry that many peopleare proud to have a career in.The Fraser Institute has consistently ranked Canada among the top mining jurisdictions in theworld. In 2011/12, Saskatchewan was ranked 6th and Ontario was ranked 13th out of 93 miningjurisdictions in the world for the best place to mine. (Source: Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mi ning Companies 2011/2012) 4
  5. 5. Management StrengthOur Senior Executives and Board of Directors have a long history of working in themining industry. Their experience is critical to the development and success of theCompany. Recent additions to our management and Board have further strengthenedour team and we are confident that their expertise will enable us to grow theCompany.Senior Management Board of DirectorsNeil McMillan, President & Chief Executive Officer Ted J. Nieman, ChairmanRick Johnson, C.A., CFO and Vice President Finance Ronald J. Hicks, C.A., DirectorBrian Skanderbeg, P. Geo., Vice President Exploration J. Robert Kowalishin, P. Eng., DirectorPeter Longo, P. Eng., MBA, PMP, Vice President Operations Ray A. McKay, Director Rita Mirwald, Director Mike Sylvestre, P.Eng., Director Brian Booth, P.Geo., Director Neil McMillan, President & CEO, Director 5
  6. 6. Peer Valuation (as of May 24, 2012) $400 $350 Rubicon Non-producer $300 Kirkland Lake Producer Average $250 Market Cap/Oz $200 $150 $100 $50 $0*Calculation based on National Instrument 43-101 ounces 6
  7. 7. Why Invest in Gold?• Demand & Supply – Demand for gold has risen steadily over the past decade, driven by rising income levels in emerging markets and investors seeking a safe haven for investment in a time when the markets are uncertain. – Between 2002 and 2011, the value of global gold demand increased by 512%. – Q1 2012 global gold demand totaled 1,096.6 tonnes while global supply was 1,070.3 tonnes. Of this total supply, only 673.8 tonnes came from mine production while the rest of the supply came from recycled gold.• Portfolio Diversification – One of the most important reasons to invest in gold is to help diversify a portfolio. Gold performs well under different macroeconomic, financial and geopolitical conditions from other financial assets so it can help lower the risk while enhancing returns. Gold also has no strong correlation to oil prices or other commodity prices. Its lack of correlation with other assets is a function of its demand and supply drivers which determine price movements.• Inflation and Currency Hedge – Although the price of gold can be volatile in the short-term, its value and its purchasing power has remained largely stable for the past century.• Strong Gold Price – Gold prices have recently hit record highs and are predicted to remain strong for the near future. This is a result of an increase in the demand for gold bullion and gold backed securities, a decrease in global gold production, the continued devaluation of paper currencies and uncertainties in financial markets. Source: World Gold Council 7
  8. 8. If you need more reasons on why to invest, please contact us at 306-668-7505 or at ir@clauderesources.com. 8
  9. 9. Cautionary StatementCautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking InformationThis document contains certain forward-looking statements relating but not limited to the Company’s expectations, intentions, plans andbeliefs. Forward-looking information can often be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “goal”,“plan”, “intent”, “estimate”, “may” and “will” or similar words suggesting future outcomes or other expectations, beliefs, plans,objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information may include reser veand resource estimates, estimates of future production, unit costs, costs of capital projects and timing of commencement of operations,and is based on current expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results todiffer materially from any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, failure to establish estimated resources and reser ves,the grade and recover y of mined ore varying from estimates, capital and operating costs var ying significantly from estimates, delays inobtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals, inflation, changes in exchange rates,fluctuations in commodity prices, delays in the development of projects and other factors. Forward-looking statements are subject torisks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results.Potential shareholders and prospective investors should be aware that these statements are subject to know n and unknown risks,uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-lookingstatements. Shareholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. By its nature, forward-lookinginformation involves numerous assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibilitythat the predictions, forecasts, projections and various future events will not occur. Claude Resources undertakes no obligation to updatepublicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or other such factorswhich affect this information, except as required by law.Cautionary note to U.S. investors concerning resource estimateThe resource estimates in this document were prepared in accordance with National Instr ument 43-101, adopted by the CanadianSecurities Administrators. The requirements of National Instr ument 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United StatesSecurities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). In this document, we use the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” resources.Although these terms are recognized and required in Canada, the SEC does not recognize them. The SEC permits U.S. miningcompanies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that constitute “reserves”. Under United Statesstandards, mineralization may not be classified as a reserve unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could beeconomically and legally extracted at the time the determination is made. United States investors should not assume that all or anyportion of a measured or indicated resource will ever be conver ted into “reserves”. Fur ther, “inferred resources” have a great amount ofuncertainty as to their existence and w hether they can be mined economically or legally, and United States investors should not assumethat “inferred resources” exist or can be legally or economically mined, or that they will ever be upgraded to a higher category. 9
  10. 10. Claude Resources Inc. Experience. Stability. Potential. Creating the Capacity to Discover. Develop. Deliver.TSX: CRJ NYSE MKT: CGR 200, 224- 4th Avenue South Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 5M5 Canada P. 306.668.7505 F. 306.668.7500 10