Directorate Change

11.09.2013

Highland Gold Mining Limited ("Highland"), the AIM quoted Russian gold producer, announces, with effect from 10 September 2013, the appointment of Mr Colin Belshaw to the Board of Directors as an additional independent non-executive director.

Mr Belshaw (59) gained a Dip.CSM (1st Class) in 1979 fr om the Camborne School of Mines, Cornwall, UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (FIMMM), and registered as an Incorporated Engineer (I.Eng) with the Engineering Council of the United Kingdom. He has held numerous operating and corporate positions, including being responsible for Kinross Gold's Kubaka and Birkachan mining operations in Russia. His most recent executive role was as DRC based COO of Banro Corporation of Toronto, fr om which he resigned in March 2013.

The Directors are pleased to welcome Colin to the board wh ere his extensive operational experience at leading international mining companies will provide a valuable contribution to Highland's technical and operational development.

Other than the information provided in the Notes below, there is no other information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule 2 paragraph (g) (i) to (viii) of the AIM Rules.

Enquiries:

Highland Gold Mining Limited
Duncan Baxter, Director - +44 (0)1534 814 202
Dmitry Yakushkin, Head of Communications - +7 495 424 9521

Numis Securities Limited: +44 (0) 207 260 1000
Stuart Skinner/John Prior (Nominated Adviser) -
James Black (Corporate Broking)

www.highlandgold.com

Notes

Mr Colin Belshaw (59).

Mr Belshaw resigned in April 2002 as a Director of Nevan Mining plc which was placed in receivership in December 2002.

He or persons connected with him have no current interest in Highland.