Red Back Mining Inc.

Red Back Mining Inc.

December 10, 2007 09:44 ET

Red Back Appoints Chief Operating Officer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Red Back Mining Inc. (the "Company" or "Red Back") (TSX:RBI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Ross as Chief Operating Officer of The Company.

Mr Ross is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years experience gained at projects in Africa, Europe and North America. He holds a BSc (Min Eng) from the Royal School of Mines and a MBA from Cranfield. He brings to Red Back a wealth of knowledge in both open pit and underground mining and in particular, broad experience in sub level caving.

Mr Ross will be responsible for all Red Back's operations and will direct the development of the Akwaaba Deeps underground mine, the Chirano plant expansion (News Release: 21 November 2007) and the Tasiast plant expansion (News Release: 3 December 2007).

Commenting on the appointment Richard Clark, President and CEO, said "We are delighted that Kevin has joined Red Back. The timing of this appointment is particularly important as we move into 2008 with plant expansions at both our projects and the development of Akwaaba Deeps. The appointment of Kevin now completes the strengthening of Red Back's senior management team. We are now well placed to achieve our operational goals going forward and to identify, assess and pursue further corporate transactions."

Red Back Mining Inc. is an unhedged African focused gold producer. It owns and operates the Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana and the Tasiast Gold Mine in Mauritania. Major plant expansions at both Chirano and Tasiast have been commenced. At Chirano, the Company is expanding its current operations through development of the Akwaaba Deeps underground mine. At Tasiast, gold production has commenced with commercial production anticipated by the first quarter of 2008. Red Back is continuing an aggressive exploration program to increase its resource and reserve base at both projects.

This News Release contains forward looking statements which are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward looking statements. The Company does not intend to update this information and disclaims any legal liability to the contrary.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors:

Richard P. Clark, President

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