OREANDA-NEWS. February 7, 2012. Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland"), the AIM quoted Russian gold producer, announces the resignation of Jim Mavor from its Board of Directors with effect from 27 January 2012.

Jim Mavor has left Barrick Gold Corporation ("Barrick") to pursue other interests. He was a Barrick nominated director and Barrick has therefore requested that he steps down from the Highland Board. He has been with Highland since September 2010, was a member of the Audit Committee and Highland thank him for his contribution.

Consideration is being given to Barrick's replacements at which point a further announcement will be made.