Golden Star Resources Ltd. and Primero Mining Corporation join the World Gold Council

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The World Gold Council today announced the addition of two gold producers to its membership: Golden Star Resources Ltd and Primero Mining Corporation. As part of their memberships, Tom Mair, CEO of Golden Star Resources, and Wade Nesmith, Chairman of Primero Mining Corporation, will sit on the World Gold Council Board.

Aram Shishmanian, CEO of the World Gold Council, said: “By joining the World Gold Council, Primero Mining Corporation and Golden Star Resources Ltd. are considerably strengthening our voice and we gladly accept their active support of our shared vision to ensure a sustainable gold industry, based on a deeper understanding of gold’s role in society, now and in the future.”

Golden Star is a mid-tier gold mining company with total historical production of over two million ounces of gold. The company has two operating mines situated along the prolific Ashanti Gold Belt in Ghana.

Primero Mining Corporation is a Canadian-based precious metals producer with operations in Mexico and intentions to become a leading intermediate gold producer.

The World Gold Council now has 21 Members, who account for more than 30 million ounces of global gold production, US$250 billion in market capitalisation and nearly US$40 billion in annual revenues between them. For a full list of the organisation’s Members go to http://www.gold.org/about_us/members/.

For information on how to become a member of the World Gold Council, please contact Gordon Dowall-Potter at gordon.dowall-potter@gold.org.

For further information please contact:

Stephanie Mackrell
Media Relations
World Gold Council
T+44 (0)20 7826 4763
E stephanie.mackrell@gold.org