Golden Band Resources Inc.
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Golden Band Resources Inc.

June 06, 2006 12:40 ET

Golden Band Resources Expands Technical Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2006) - Golden Band Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GBN) is very pleased to announce three new employees who will be key members on our expanding technical staff. Ron Avery, P.Geo., has re-joined Golden Band as Exploration Manager, Dr. Ghislain Tourigny, P.Geo., is our first Chief Geologist, and Alexander Partsch, MBA, is the Company's new Operations Manager. Given the tight supply of qualified people, Golden Band is especially pleased to have been able to attract such high-calibre people to our technical team.

Mr. Avery is a geologist with 16 years of exploration experience and project management. Ron has worked with Golden Band between 2000 and 2005 and, earlier in his career, was with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Limited. as a project geologist in the La Ronge Gold Belt, including the Company's Bingo deposit. Most-recently, he was site manager of the Fort a la Corne diamond exploration project in Saskatchewan. Ron is a very welcome addition as leader of our field exploration programs.

Dr. Tourigny's role as Chief Geologist is to focus on the generation of new targets within Golden Band's extensive land holdings and to oversee the geoscientific quality of our exploration and development work. Ghislain, a structural geologist with 24-years of experience in gold and uranium, has the ideal background and experience for this new position, having worked in numerous gold camps both in Canada and internationally. He has direct knowledge of the La Ronge Gold Belt through his position as the Province's Resident Geologist in La Ronge between 2000 and 2005. Ghislain will be a very important member of our exploration and development teams.

Mr. Partsch, with degrees in mining engineering (Dipl.-Ing./ M.Sc.) and business administration, will be involved in the Company's development-related projects and in corporate administration. Alexander brings a diverse range of experience to the newly created position of Operations Manager. Educated in Austria and Canada and with international and Canadian work experience, he will handle numerous aspects of Golden Band's operations, including engineering-related tasks and occupational health and safety. Alexander worked as a student in the La Ronge Gold Belt in 1993 and we look forward to his new role with Golden Band.

About Golden Band

Golden Band Resources continues to advance towards its goal of re-establishing gold production in the La Ronge Gold Belt of northern Saskatchewan. Since 1994, Golden Band has assembled through staking and acquisition a land package in excess of 70,000 hectares, including seven known gold deposits, four former producing mines, and a licensed gold mill. Scoping studies are underway to assess potential production opportunities, both from renewed production at the Jolu mill of material from the Bingo deposit and from new production at a planned central complex in the Greater Waddy Lake area where, as disclosed April 6, 2006, the four main deposits contain over 724,000 ounces of gold, as follows: Golden Heart, 4,486,400 tonnes at 1.80 g/t gold in the measured plus indicated categories (259,900 ounces); Tower East, 4,787,100 tonnes at 2.07 g/t gold in the measured plus indicated categories (318,600 ounces); Memorial, 288,378 tonnes at 2.83 g/t gold in the measured category (26,200 ounces); and Komis, 919,283 tonnes at 4.04 g/t gold in the measured plus indicated categories (119,484 ounces).

Another major asset is the data resulting from over $50 million of exploration undertaken by various companies across the project area since 1985. Exploration work also continues to expand the resource base of known deposits and identifying new targets. These land holdings, resource base, and ownership of a permitted mill present a unique opportunity to resume gold production at a low capital cost and low risk profile.

Golden Band's main objective is to advance its existing resource base towards commercial production. The Company's short-term plan is to bring the Bingo and other high-grade deposits into production and process the ore at the Company's 400 tonne per day Jolu mill. This fully licensed mill and tailings facility, presently on a standby mode, is 54 kilometres by road from the Bingo deposit.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Ronald K. Netolitzky, President

All of Golden Band's exploration programs and pertinent disclosure of a technical or scientific nature are prepared by or prepared under the direct supervision of Klaus Lehnert-Thiel, P.Eng., P.Geo., Golden Band's Vice President of Exploration, who serves as the qualified person (QP) under the definitions of National Instrument 43-101.

Forward-Looking Statements: Some of the statements in this news release contain forward-looking information which involves inherent risk and uncertainty that may affect the business of Golden Band Resources Inc. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statement.

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