Golden Star Resources Names Roger Palmer Chief Financial Officer, Replacing John Labate

DENVER, CO, Jan 31, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE Amex: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") today announced that Roger Palmer, formerly Vice President Finance and Controller of Golden Star, has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces former CFO John Labate, who has left the Company to pursue other interests.

"We appreciate John Labate's contributions to Golden Star over the past several years and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Tom Mair, President and CEO. "Roger Palmer is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of experience in mining operations and financial controls, including 10 years with Golden Star. We have great confidence in his abilities to lead our finance team into the future."


Golden Star Resources holds the largest land package in one of the world's largest and most prolific gold producing regions. The Company 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, West Africa. In addition, Golden Star has an 81% interest in the currently inactive Prestea Underground mine in Ghana, as well as gold exploration interests elsewhere in Ghana, in other parts of West Africa and in Brazil in South America. Golden Star has approximately 259 million shares outstanding. Additional information is available at

For further information, please contact:

Bruce Higson-Smith, Vice President Corporate Development

Jay Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.

SOURCE: Golden Star Resources