New Guinea Gold Corporation

New Guinea Gold Corporation

December 03, 2007 12:35 ET

New Guinea Gold Strengthens PNG Management

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2007) - New Guinea Gold Corporation ("NGG" or the "Company") announces the following senior management appointments to strengthen its Papua New Guinea organisation.

- Mr Wayne Johnston, formerly VP Operations has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer responsible for all aspects of the Company's PNG operations. Wayne has a successful PNG business and mining/exploration services background, having worked and lived in PNG for more than 30 years. He has a strong administrative background, was formerly part owner of an assay laboratory in PNG, and worked for Kennecott in Indonesia and PNG.

- Mr Eric Namaliu has been appointed Mine Manager for the Sinivit Gold Mine. Eric has a degree in Civil Engineering from PNG Unitech, a degree in Engineering Geology from the University of New South Wales (Australia), and a Diploma in Mining and Mineral Engineering, also from the University of New South Wales. He is a certified Mine Manager.

Eric held positions with Bougainville Copper from 1979 to 1989 and with Ok Tedi Mining from 1991 to 2006. At Ok Tedi he held positions of Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Mine Pit Superintendent, Mine Operations Manager and Registered Mine Manager.

Eric is responsible for all aspects of the Sinivit Mine and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

Eric replaces Jim Farley, formerly Mine Manager, who passed away on November 23rd, 2007.

- Mr Jack Drzymulski has been appointed VP Exploration. Jack is a results orientated geologist, with over 18 years experience, and provides NGG with first class resource evaluation and production optimization experience. Expertise includes the development of "best practice" geological systems, procedures and personnel, safety protocols, accurate reconciliations and cost effective predictions of metal production.

Jack, before joining NGG in 2006, was Manager - Geology for Highlands Kainantu Ltd and held senior positions in Western Australia with Tectonic Resources and Harmony Gold.

Jack has a BSc in Applied Science (Geology) and is a Master of Engineering Science in Mining Industry Management.

Jack will report to the Chief Operating officer in Administrative matters and to the CEO on technical matters.

- Mr Doug Hutchison, is leaving the position of Vice President Exploration for the Company to become Chief Operating Officer for associate companies Pacific Kanon Gold Corporation and Coppermoly Ltd. Doug remains part of the overall group.

- Dr Salam Malagun has accepted the position of Exploration Manager and Project Manager, Imwauna Project for NGG. Salam has been a Supervisory Geologist for NGG since 2004, has 25 years post graduate experience and has worked on many of PNG's major mineral deposits. Salam is highly qualified, with a B.Sc. Honours (Geology) from the University of PNG, M.Sc. from James Cook University, Australia, Diploma in Geothermal Energy Technology, Auckland University, New Zealand, and a PhD. in applied Geology from Auckland University, New Zealand.

Salam will report to the VP Exploration except for certain corporate matters when he will report to the Chief Operating Officer.

"I welcome these talented individuals to their new roles in New Guinea Gold, thank them for their past support and wish them well for the future", said Bob McNeil, Chairman and CEO.



The statements made in this News Release may contain certain forward-looking statements. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations. Certain risk factors may also affect the actual results achieved by the Company.

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