Claude Resources Closes Debt Financing with Crown Capital Partners Inc.

   Claude Resources Closes Debt Financing with Crown Capital Partners Inc.

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SASKATOON, SK, April 8, 2013

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SASKATOON, SK, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Claude Resources Inc. (TSX: CRJ)
(NYSE MKT: CGR)  ("Claude" and or the "Company") today reported that it has
closed the previously announced long-term debt facility of $25 million with
Crown Capital Partners Inc. ("CCP"), in addition to its expanded credit
facilities with Canadian Western Bank ("CWB").

Neil McMillan, President and CEO, stated, "We are satisfied we now have access
to  $50  million  of  debt  facitlities  at  a  blended  cost  of  capital  of 
approximately eight percent. Closing the debt facility with CCP positions  the 
Company to be well financed to implement its growth plans going forward."

CCP Financing Summary

The CCP  offering consists  of a  five  (5) year  $25 million  long-term  debt 
facility which  carries an  interest rate  of 10  percent of  the  outstanding 
principal, compounded and payable monthly. Principal payments, due to begin in
2014, are payable monthly. In conjunction with closing the CCP long-term  debt 
facility, the Company granted an additional 5.75 million common share purchase
warrants at a strike price  of $0.70 which are  exercisable at any time  until 
the date that is five (5) years following the close of the transaction.

Principal Repayment Terms                
Period                     Monthly Amount  Annual Amount
Months 1 - 12                   NIL             NIL
Months 13 - 59                $300,000      $3,600,000
Due at Maturity                            $10,900,000

Prepayment Terms
Months Following Closing   Prepayment Fee
Months 13 - 24                         2%
Months 25 - 36                         1%
Months 37 - 60                         0%

Use of Proceeds

Claude believes that its new capital  structure will advance the Company  over 
the long term without penalizing shareholders through major equity financings.
The CCP and CWB facilities are intended for the retirement of the $9.8 million
debenture (due  in  May  2013),  for expansion  capital  at  the  Seabee  Gold 
Operation and for general working  capital purposes. The Company is  confident 
that it can efficiently service and repay the debt facilities through  growing 
operating cash flows from the Seabee Gold Operation.

About Claude Resources Inc.

Claude Resources  Inc. is  a gold  producer  with shares  listed on  both  the 
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX-CRJ) and the NYSE MKT (NYSE MKT-CGR).The  Company 
is also engaged in  the exploration and development  of gold mineral  reserves 
and  mineral  resources.  The  Company's  entire  asset  base  is  located  in 
Canada.Its main revenue generating asset is the 100 percent owned Seabee Gold
Project, located in  northern Saskatchewan.  Since 1991,  Claude has  produced 
over 1,023,000 ounces of gold from  the Seabee Gold Project. Claude also  owns 
100 percent of the Madsen property near  Red Lake, Ontario and 100 percent  of 
the Amisk Gold Property in northeastern Saskatchewan.

About Crown Capital Partners Inc.

CCP is  a  leading provider  of  growth  capital to  middle  market  companies 
throughout Canada. CCP focuses  on providing specialized financing  solutions 
including  structured  equity,  subordinated   term,  and  bridge  loans   for 
acquisitions, management buy-outs, growth financings and recapitalizations.


All statements,  other  than  statements  of  historical  fact,  contained  or 
incorporated by  reference in  this news  release constitute  "forward-looking 
information" within the  meaning of  applicable Canadian  securities laws  and 
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning  of the United States  Private 
Securities  Litigation   Reform   Act  of   1995   (referred  to   herein   as 
"forward-looking statements").  Forward-looking statements  include, but  are 
not limited  to, statements  with respect  to the  future price  of gold,  the 
estimation of  mineral  reserves and  resources,  the realization  of  mineral 
reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs
of production, capital expenditures,  costs and timing  of the development  of 
new deposits,  success  of  exploration  activities,  permitting  time  lines, 
currency exchange  rate  fluctuations, requirements  for  additional  capital, 
government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated
reclamation expenses, title  disputes or claims  and limitations on  insurance 
coverage. Generally, these  forward-looking statements can  be identified  by 
the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not
expect",  "is  expected",  "budget",  "scheduled",  "estimates",  "forecasts", 
"intends", "anticipates"  or  "does  not anticipate"  or  "believes",  or  the 
negative connotation thereof or variations of such words and phrases or  state 
that certain actions, events or  results, "may", "could", "would", "might"  or 
"will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotation thereof.

All forward-looking statements  are based on  various assumptions,  including, 
without limitation, the  expectations and beliefs  of management, the  assumed 
long-term price of gold,  that the Company will  receive required permits  and 
access to surface rights, that  the Company can access financing,  appropriate 
equipment and sufficient  labour, and  that the  political environment  within 
Canada will continue to support the development of mining projects in Canada.

Forward-looking statements in  this news release  are made as  of the date  of 
this news release, being April 8, 2013 and, accordingly, are subject to change
after such date. Except as otherwise indicated by Claude, these statements do
not reflect the potential impact of  any non-recurring or other special  items 
that may occur after the date hereof. Forward-looking statements are provided
for  the  purpose   of  providing  information   about  management's   current 
expectations and  plans and  allowing investors  and others  to get  a  better 
understanding of our operating environment.

Claude does not undertake  to update any  forward-looking statements that  are 
incorporated  by  reference  herein,  except  in  accordance  with  applicable 
securities laws.



Rick Johnson, Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (306) 668-7505
Marc Lepage, Manager, Investor Relations
Phone: (306) 668-7501
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