October 28, 2008

LGL’s (Lihir Gold) Third Quarter 2008 Production Report

Lihir Gold Ltd (TSX: LGG)(ASX: LGL)(NASDAQ: LIHR) ("LGL") is pleased to announce the release of its Production Report for the three month period ended September 30, 2008. Documents relating to these results, including the Production Results, Management Review, Drill Results and an overview presentation will be available on SEDAR shortly at (http://www.sedar.com) and on the Company's website: www.LGLgold.com. 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]

SOURCE: Lihir Gold Limited