A report from the Vancouver mining conference by GATA Chairman Bill Murphy

Section:

9:15p ET Friday, June 7, 2002

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The press release below from Central Fund
of Canada (CEF on the American Stock Exchange)
says the company is issuing 11.5 million
shares to purchase US$50 million in gold and
silver bullion. This is probably as good for
gold and silver as a mining company's closing
some hedges.

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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TORONTO, June 6 (CNW) -- Central Fund of Canada
Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, announced today that
it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate
of underwriters led by CIBC World Markets Inc.
under which the underwriters have agreed to buy
and sell to the public, in Canada and in the
United States under the multijurisdictional
disclosure system, 11,584,660 Class A Shares
of Central Fund.

The purchase price of U.S. $4.19 (Cdn.$6.43)
per Class A Share is expected to result in
proceeds of approximately U.S. $48.5 million
(Cdn.$74.5 million). Substantially all the net
proceeds of the offering have been committed
to purchase gold and silver bullion in a ratio
of approximately 50 ounces of silver for every
one fine ounce of gold, in keeping with the
investment policies established by the board
of directors of Central Fund, for settlement
at closing of the issue.

Closing is expected on or about June 13, 2002.

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