Lihir Gold Limited

Lihir Gold Limited

November 27, 2009 07:00 ET

Lihir Gold Limited Appoints North American Investor Relations Representative

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2009) - Global gold producer Lihir Gold Limited (TSX:LGG)(ASX:LGL)(NASDAQ:LIHR) (LGL) has moved to provide greater focus on its North American investor communications through the appointment of an Investor Relations Officer based in Denver, Colorado.

The appointment reflects the requirement for the company to have closer relationships with the investor community in the major markets in the region.

The company has appointed Cheryl A Martin to the role, responsible for LGL's investor communications and marketing throughout the US and Canada.

Ms. Martin has worked in both oil and gas and mining for 35 years, focused on the investor relations profession since 1980. For eight years, she was Vice President of North American Investor Relations for Gold Fields Limited, one of the world's largest gold mining companies listed on both the Johannesburg and New York Stock Exchanges.

Prior to this, she was the Director of Investor Relations for Canyon Resources Corporation and Wharf Resources, both gold mining companies, and in the 1980's, she conducted investor relations for several oil and gas companies in Denver, Colorado.

She was recently the Chairman of the Board of the Denver Gold Group, an organization which hosts invitation-only precious metals investment conferences worldwide.

Lihir Gold Limited is a leading gold mining company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Western Africa and Australia. It is unhedged and leveraged to the price of gold, expecting to produce over one million ounces of gold this year. Lihir boasts strong cashflows, a healthy balance sheet, and has recently initiated a dividend payment to shareholders. It is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, under the symbol LGL, the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the symbol LGG, and the NASDAQ stock exchange, under the symbol LIHR.

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