Golden Star President and CEO to Step Down at End 2007

    DENVER, August 6 /CNW/ - Golden Star Resources Ltd. (AMEX:   GSS)(TSX: GSC)
today announced that its President and CEO, Peter Bradford, has decided to
step down as a director and officer of Golden Star at the end of 2007. The
Board has commenced the process of identifying a successor and expects to make
an appointment in the time frame agreed with Mr. Bradford.

    In making his decision, Mr. Bradford was strongly influenced by the need
to devote more time to other personal interests and his growing family than he
has been able to do over the last several years.

    Peter Bradford, President and CEO, said: "When Golden Star first invested
in Ghana, our goals were to build a district-scale land position around the
Bogoso Mine, invest in exploration to grow our gold reserves, and to invest in
mining and processing equipment to be able to exploit the known sulfide
reserves within our concession. Subsequently, we set an additional goal to
become a mid-tier gold producer. With the commencement of commercial
production from the Bogoso Sulfide Processing Plant in early July, and the
expectation of achieving design production and recovery rates by year-end,
Golden Star will have achieved all those stated goals. Therefore, I believe
that it is the right time for me to hand over to a successor who can build
upon our achievements since 1999."

    Ian MacGregor, Chairman of the Golden Star Board of Directors, commented:
"While the Board deeply regrets Peter's departure, we are confident that, with
the current executive management team in place and with Peter's ongoing
involvement through the end of the year, the Company can seamlessly phase in a
new CEO to take over the job of leading Golden Star to the next stage of its
development. The Board greatly appreciates the many contributions that Peter
has made in his eight years at the helm of the Company and wishes him every
success in the future."


    Golden Star holds a 90% equity interest in the Bogoso/Prestea and Wassa
open-pit gold mines in Ghana. In addition, Golden Star has an 81% interest in
the currently inactive Prestea Underground mine and various other property
interests in Ghana, as well as gold exploration interests elsewhere in West
Africa and in the Guiana Shield of South America. Golden Star has
approximately 233 million common shares outstanding.

    Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information: Some statements
contained in this news release are forward-looking statements within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are
cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.
Such statements include comments regarding the anticipated achievement of
design production rates at the Bogoso sulfide plant and the appointment of a
new CEO by year-end 2007, Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially include timing of and unexpected events during start-up; variations
in ore grade, tonnes mined, crushed or milled; variations in relative amounts
of refractory, non-refractory and transition ores; and technical mining or
processing issues. There can be no assurance that future developments
affecting the Company will be those anticipated by management. Please refer to
the discussion of these and other factors in our Form 10-K for 2006, as

For further information:

For further information: Golden Star Resources Ltd. Bruce Higson-Smith,
+1-800-553-8436 Vice President Corporate Development or Anne Hite,
+1-800-553-8436 Investor Relations Manager

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