High River Gold Mines Ltd.

High River Gold Mines Ltd.

January 20, 2011 09:17 ET

High River Gold Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer and Change to the Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) - High River Gold Mines Ltd. ("High River" or the "Company") (TSX:HRG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Yury Lopukhin as Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Company.

Mr. Lopukhin currently holds the position of Senior Financial Manager at Severstal Gold LLC, a subsidiary of OAO Severstal. OAO Severstal is one of the world's leading integrated steel and mining companies with listings in Russia and on the London Stock Exchange. Mr. Lopukhin has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer at OJSC Buryatzoloto. Prior to that, he held the positions of Senior Manager of Strategy at Severstal Resources and Consultant at Russian Investors. He graduated from Higher School of Economics in Moscow with M.A. in Economics in 2000. Mr. Lopukhin is fluent in English.

About High River

High River is an unhedged gold company with interests in producing mines and advanced exploration projects in Russia and Burkina Faso. Two underground mines, Zun-Holba and Irokinda, are situated in the Lake Baikal region of Russia. Two 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.

Contact Information

  • High River Gold Mines Ltd.
    Konstantin Sobolevskiy
    011 7 495 981 0910 ext. 6676