Golden Star Announces Appointment of Investor Relations Director

TORONTO, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/13 -- Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Angela Parr has joined the Company as its Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs.

Angela is an investor relations professional with over ten years of experience in the natural resources sector, including diamond, gemstone, iron ore and gold mining. She has worked across sub-Saharan Africa, most recently in the West African gold mining sector. Angela started her career in investment banking in South Africa.

Sam Coetzer , President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Star, commented: "Angela's background and experience complement the highly skilled and dedicated management team at Golden Star. Furthermore, the addition of a full time investor relations executive will facilitate enhanced communication and improve relations with both shareholders and the broader capital markets."

Company profile:

Golden Star holds a 90% equity interest in Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Limited and Golden Star (Wassa) Limited, which respectively own the Bogoso/Prestea and Wassa/HBB open-pit gold mines in Ghana. In addition, Golden Star has a 90% interest in the currently inactive Prestea Underground mine in Ghana. Golden Star also holds gold exploration interests elsewhere in Ghana, in other parts of West Africa and in Brazil, South America.

For further information, please contact:

Jeff Swinoga
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
+1 416-583-3803

Angela Parr
Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
+1 416-583-3815

The Capital Lab, Inc.
Belinda Labatte
+1 647-427-0208

Source: Golden Star Resources