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Friday 22 December, 2006

Yamana Gold Inc.

Yamana Gold to List on the New York Stock Exchange



FOR:  YAMANA GOLD INC.

TSX SYMBOL:  YRI
AMEX SYMBOL:  AUY
LSE, AIM SYMBOL:  YAU

December 21, 2006

Yamana Gold to List on the New York Stock Exchange

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 21, 2006) - Yamana Gold Inc. (Yamana)
(TSX:YRI)(AMEX:AUY)(LSE:YAU)(AIM:YAU) is pleased to announce that it has received approval to list its common
shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) with trading scheduled to commence on January 12, 2007 under the
ticker symbol AUY. To commemorate the listing, Peter Marrone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yamana,
will ring the opening bell at the NYSE on January 12, 2007.

"We are very pleased to have Yamana listed on the NYSE," said Peter Marrone. "Yamana has matured to become a
pre-eminent intermediate gold producer and the listing on the NYSE is part of our overall growth strategy for
this company."

The NYSE is the world's largest equities market with more than 3,000 listed companies with a total market
capitalization of 12 trillion dollars.

About Yamana

Yamana is a Canadian gold producer with significant gold production, gold and copper gold development stage
properties, exploration properties, and land positions in Brazil, Argentina and Central America. Yamana expects
to produce gold at intermediate company production levels in 2006 in addition to significant copper production
by 2007. Company management plans to continue to build on this base through the advancement of its exploration
properties and by targeting other gold consolidation opportunities in Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in Latin
America.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Except for statements of
historical fact relating to the company, certain information contained herein constitutes forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as "plan," "expect,"
"project," "intend," "believe," "anticipate", "estimate" and other similar words, or statements that certain
events or conditions "may" or "will" occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates
of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and
other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the
forward-looking statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in the exploration and
development of mineral properties, the uncertainties involved in interpreting drilling results and other
ecological data, fluctuating metal prices, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and
expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future and other
factors. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or
management's estimates or opinions should change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Yamana Gold Inc.
Peter Marrone
President & Chief Executive Officer
(416) 815-0220
Email: investor@yamana.com

OR

Yamana Gold Inc.
Leslie Powers
Director, Investor & Public Relations
(416) 815-0220
Email: investor@yamana.com

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