Scott Perry Appointed to the Board of Directors


Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland"), the AIM quoted Russian gold producer, announces, from 24 October 2007, the appointment of Scott Perry to the Board of Directors. Scott Perry, joined Highland Gold as Chief Financial Officer in December 2006. This follows the resignation of Rene Marion from the Board, with effect from today's date. Scott Perry is appointed in accordance with the share exchange agreement of December 2006, through which Barrick increased its participation in Highland to 34%, and had the right to nominate additional directors to the Board of Highland. The Directors have reviewed the nomination and are pleased that Mr Perry is joining the Board.