High River Gold Mines Ltd.
October 8, 2009
Gold Announces Change to the Board of Directors
ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2009) - High River Gold Mines Ltd.
("High River" or the "Company") (TSX:HRG) is
pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Matthews to the board of
directors. Mr. Matthews is a lawyer and consultant with thirteen years
of experience advising senior management. Mr. Matthews previously held
senior positions at BMO Financial Group and Sun Life Financial Canada.
High River announces the resignation of Steven Poad as a Director of
the Company effective October 7, 2009 due to the demands of his other
business interests. Mr. Poad joined the board of directors in April
2009. Management and the board of directors of High River thank Mr.
Poad for his service as a director.
About High River
High River is unhedged gold company with interests in producing mines
and advanced exploration projects in Russia and Burkina Faso. Two
producing mines, Zun-Holba and Irokinda, are situated in the Lake
Baikal region of Russia. Two new open pit gold mines, Berezitovy in
Russia and Taparko-Bouroum in Burkina Faso, are also in production.
Finally, High River has two advanced exploration projects with NI
43-101 compliant resource estimates, the Bissa gold project in Burkina
Faso and 50% interest in the Prognoz silver project in Russia.
River Gold Mines Ltd.
Manager, Business Development
011 7 495 981 0910 ext. 6678
INDUSTRY: Manufacturing and
Production - Mining and Metals