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Teryl Resources Corporation OTCBB: TRYLF TSX-V: TRC

News Releases 2011


April 26, 2011
Receives Two Preliminary Assessments for Gil Joint Venture Gold Property for Gold Priced at $1,500 Per Ounce and $1,048 Per Ounce

For Immediate Release: April 26, 2011.  Vancouver, BC - Teryl Resources Corp. (TSX Venture Exchange: TRC.V, OTCBB: TRYLF) is pleased to announce it has received the preliminary assessment for the Gil Joint Venture Gold Property, Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska.


The measured, indicated and inferred resources contained at the Gil/JV gold property were determined at a cutoff grade of 0.015 oz Au/ton in order to correspond to the heap-leach ore cutoff grade currently being employed at the Fort Knox gold mine (Table 1). These mineral resources are not mineral reserves and therefore have not been demonstrated to be economically viable.




Au-Extraction Method

Class (Resource)

Cutoff (oz/ton)

Avg. Au-grade Above Cutoff

Tons

Ounces GOLD

Heap Leach

Measured

0.015

0.0304

2,283,057.1

69,499.1

Heap Leach

Indicated

0.015

0.0279

9,571,130.0

267,408.0

Heap Leach

Inferred

0.015

0.0222

8,002,591.0

178,009.2

TOTAL

19,856,778.0

514,916.3



The goal of this preliminary assessment was to determine a realistic/conservative net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR) one could expect from a hypothetical open-pit mining operation at the Gil/JV gold property. This assessment was based on the measured, indicated and inferred resources determined from the pre-feasibility resource estimation (Robinson, 2011). The methods used and assumptions made during the resource estimation were reviewed by the Qualified Person, Mark S. Robinson (Certified Professional Geologist #6414) and are NI 43-101 compliant.


This preliminary assessment will include inferred mineral resources and therefore the issuer is required to provide the following cautionary statement required by section 2.3(3)(b) of the 43-101 Instrument:


"This preliminary assessment is preliminary in nature. It includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. There is no certainty that the results of this preliminary assessment will be realized."


The Gil/JV gold property is still in the greenfields stage of exploration. As a result, few background studies have been conducted that relate to mining processes, engineering and expected costs during mine preparation, production and closure. In an attempt to avoid any error associated with a lack of information, it was decided to omit permitting costs, costs associated with land acquisition, exploration costs during production, and mine closure costs in this assessment. Working capital costs are expected

to be quite low for Gil due to the assumption that all equipment and processing facilities used already exist and will be provided by Fort Knox. For this reason, working capital costs were included within the annual fixed costs.


Assumptions for the Cash Flow Model for gold at $1,500 per ounce:


Lifespan of the Open-Pit Mine = 5 years

Operating 350 Days out of the Year

Mine is able to reach full production of 6,000 Tons Ore/Day in 1st Year of operation

Average Annual Production = 2,100,000 Tons Ore/Year (~45,675 Ounces Au/Year)

Average Au-grade = 0.029 oz/ton

Base Au-Price = $1,500/oz (Current Gold Price)

Annual Fixed Costs = $500,000/Year

Capital Cost of 5-Mile Haul Road = $5 Million

Sunk Costs from Prior Exploration Work = $10 Million

Federal and State Corporate Income Taxes will be included as a Combined Incremental Tax Rate (a conservative approach).


Appendix A: Cash Flow Model for gold at $1,500 per ounce


Alaska State Corporate Income Tax = 9.4%

Federal Corporate Income Tax (≥ $18,333,333) = $6,425,667 + 35% over $18,333,333

Combined Incremental Tax Rate = 0.094 + .035*(1 – 0.094) = 41.11%


 




Table 3: Cash Flow Model for Gil/JV Gold Property

Year

BTCF

Income Before Tax [BTCF - (road + expl)]

Income Tax

Road and Exploration Expenses

ATCF

0

($15,000,000)

$0

$0

$0

($5,000,000)

1

$34,998,400

$31,998,400

($12,043,376)

$3,000,000

$22,955,024

2

$34,998,400

$31,998,400

($12,043,376)

$3,000,000

$22,955,024

3

$34,998,400

$31,998,400

($12,043,376)

$3,000,000

$22,955,024

4

$34,998,400

$31,998,400

($12,043,376)

$3,000,000

$22,955,024

5

$34,998,400

$31,998,400

($12,043,376)

$3,000,000

$22,955,024

NPV = $74,561,456

IRR = 459%







Table 4: Net Present Value vs. Discount Rate

Discount Rate (i)

NPV

3%

$97,210,959

5%

$89,888,801

7%

$83,289,841

10%

$74,561,456




These values represent 100% interest for the Gil Joint Venture property. Therefore, 20% of the NPV determined from the Cash Flow Model represents Teryl Resources Corp.'s portion.


Assumptions for the Cash Flow Model for gold at $1,048 per ounce:


Lifespan of the Open-Pit Mine = 5 years

Operating 350 Days out of the Year

Mine is able to reach full production of 6,000 Tons Ore/Day in 1st Year of operation

Average Annual Production = 2,100,000 Tons Ore/Year (~45,675 Ounces Au/Year)

Average Au-grade = 0.029 oz/ton

Base Au-Price = $1048.56/oz (3-year rolling average)

Annual Fixed Costs = $500,000/Year

Capital Cost of 5-Mile Haul Road = $5 Million

Sunk Costs from Prior Exploration Work = $10 Million

Federal and State Corporate Income Taxes will be included as a Combined Incremental Tax Rate (a conservative approach).


Cash Flow Model


Alaska State Corporate Income Tax = 9.4%

Federal Corporate Income Tax ($10-15 Mil) = $3,400,000 + 35% over $10 Million

Combined Incremental Tax Rate = 0.094 + .035*(1 – 0.094) = 41.11%


 




Base-Case Cash Flow Model for Gil/JV Gold Property - Discount Rate = 10%

Year

BTCF

Income Before Tax [BTCF - (road + expl)]

Income Tax

Road and Exploration Expenses

ATCF

0

($15,000,000)

$0

$0

$0

($5,000,000)

1

$14,378,878

$11,378,878

($3,966,857)

$3,000,000

$10,412,021

2

$14,378,878

$11,378,878

($3,966,857)

$3,000,000

$10,412,021

3

$14,378,878

$11,378,878

($3,966,857)

$3,000,000

$10,412,021

4

$14,378,878

$11,378,878

($3,966,857)

$3,000,000

$10,412,021

5

$14,378,878

$11,378,878

($3,966,857)

$3,000,000

$10,412,021

NPV = $31,336,139

IRR = 207%







Net Present Value vs. Discount Rate

Discount Rate (i)

NPV

3%

$41,440,785

5%

$38,170,098

7%

$35,225,554

10%

$31,336,139


These values represent 100% interest for the Gil Joint Venture property. Therefore, 20% of the NPV determined from the Cash Flow Model represents Teryl Resources Corp.'s portion.


Qualified Person


Mark S. Robinson, P. Geo., State of Alaska Licensed Geologist No. 247 of Wrangell, Alaska, who is independent of the Company as defined in NI43-101. Mark Robinson is a Certified Professional Geologist (CPG) 6414 with the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Other professional societies and certifications include: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) fellow since 1985; American Geological Institute (AGI); and Alaska Miners Association (AMA). Mark Robinson is a Qualified Person as defined in NI 43-101 and also qualifies under the rules stated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), and has verified the data contained in this news release for accuracy.


ABOUT TERYL RESOURCES

To date, a total of US$10,700,000 has been expended by the joint venture partners, with Teryl and Kinross accounting for 20% and 80%, respectively, of total expenditures.


With interests in four gold properties, Teryl Resources Corp. is one of the main landowners in the Fairbanks Mining District, Alaska. The Gil project is a joint venture with Kinross Gold Corporation (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC) (80% Kinross/20% Teryl). To date USD $10.7 million has been expended on exploration by Kinross and Teryl on the Gil joint venture claims which expires May 31, 2011. The Company’s other Alaska holdings also include the Fish Creek Claims, 50% optioned from Linux Gold Corp. (OTC BB: LNXGF); the Stepovich Claims, where Teryl has a 10% net profit interest from Kinross; and a 100%-interest in the West Ridge property. Teryl Resources Corp. also has a 30% interest and a 10% NPI in the Silverknife 1 & 2 property in Northern B.C. The Silverknife property is contiguous to Silvercorp's Silvertip silver-lead-zinc deposit which lies less than one km from the property boundary. For further information visit the Company’s website at http://www.terylresources.com.


ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

"John Robertson"

John Robertson, President

Press Release contact information:
John Robertson President, Teryl Resources Corp.
T: 800-665-4616
http://www.terylresources.com




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