August 19, 2008

LGL’s (Lihir Gold) First Half Year Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

Lihir Gold Ltd (TSX: LGG)(ASX: LGL)(NASDAQ: LIHR) ("LGL") is pleased to announce the release of its Financial Results for the six month period ended June 30, 2008. Documents relating to these results, including the Financial Results, Management Discussion and Analysis and an overview presentation will be available on SEDAR shortly at ( and on the Company's website: Also, a recording of the Company's discussion of these results is available on LGL's website.

 Contacts: Lihir Gold Ltd - Brisbane Joe Dowling GM Corporate Affairs Mobile: 0421 587 755  Lihir Gold Ltd - Toronto Greg W Taylor (905) 337-7673 Email: [email protected] Website:

SOURCE: Lihir Gold Limited