Golden Hope Mines Limited
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Golden Hope Mines Limited

April 09, 2009 16:35 ET

Golden Hope Engages Andrew Racz

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2009) - GOLDEN HOPE MINES LTD. (TSX VENTURE:GNH)(PINK SHEETS:GOLHF) a junior exploration company actively exploring for gold and base metals in Quebec, Canada, is pleased to announce the engagement of Andrew Racz of New York, New York as strategic investor relations consultant to the company. Andrew will focus on developing and expanding Golden Hope Mines' communications with the investment community throughout North America.

The agreement with Mr. Racz is for a 12 month period, which may be extended with the prior written consent of both parties, and may be terminated by either party upon 30 days notice. Mr. Racz has been granted 300,000 incentive stock options exercisable at a price of $0.12 per share, for a period of two years.

This agreement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Golden Hope

Golden Hope Mines Limited is a mineral exploration company that seeks to grow shareholder value through the acquisition, exploration and development of potentially large-scale gold, silver and base metal projects suitable for underground and/or open-pit mining. The company's two areas of interest are located in Quebec, Canada and Maine, U.S.A. The Bellechasse gold project in Quebec includes the Timmins and Ascot gold zones, the Coucou volcanic target and a number of newly claimed serpentinite geological formations. For further information on Golden Hope, visit www.goldenhopemines.com.

Forward-Looking Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the company believes the expectations expressed in such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. These include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the company, investors should review registered filings at www.sedar.com.

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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