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Press release from Marketwire

High River Announces Change to the Board of Directors

Thursday, January 24, 2013

High River Announces Change to the Board of Directors09:09 EST Thursday, January 24, 2013TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2013) - High River Gold Mines Ltd. ("High River" or the "Company") (TSX:HRG) announces the resignation of Sergey Stepanov as a Director of the Company effective January 22, 2013.About High RiverHigh River is an unhedged gold company with interests in producing mines and advanced exploration projects in Russia and Burkina Faso. Two underground mines, Zun-Holba and Irokinda, are situated in the Lake Baikal region of Russia. Three open pit gold mines, Berezitovy in Russia and Taparko-Bouroum and Bissa in Burkina Faso, are also in production. Finally, High River has a 50% interest in an advanced exploration project with NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates, the Prognoz silver project in Russia.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: High River Gold Mines Ltd.Yury LopukhinChief Executive Officer011 7 495 981 0910 ext.