Great Basin Announces the Appointment of Vice President: Corporate

VANCOUVER, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Great Basin Gold Ltd. ("Great Basin Gold" or the "Company") (TSX: GBG; NYSE Amex: GBG; JSE: GBG) announces a change to its management team with Dana Roets joining the Company as Vice President: Corporate Development.

Dana Roets is a qualified Mining Engineer and an alumnus of the University of Pretoria (1986), and also holds an MBA through the University of Cape Town (1995). He started his mining career at Gold Fields' St Helena Gold Mine in the Free State, and then spent two years as Manager Mining and General Manager at Oryx Gold Mine. He was Managing Director of Kloof Mines before spending four years as Managing Director of Gold Fields' Free State Mines and Vice President and Head of Operations at Beatrix Gold Mine. Subsequently, he spent a further three years as the Vice President: Technical Services and a year as Vice President and Head of Operations at Kloof Gold Mine.

President and CEO Ferdi Dippenaar said: "We welcome Dana to our management team and are looking forward to tapping into his wealth of mining expertise. We believe he will play a leading role in Great Basin Gold's future. Dana brings proven abilities to ensure production results through leadership, communication and motivational skills. His experience in the design and project management of large capital projects will prove equally valuable at this particular time, as we are progressing with two projects: the development of our Burnstone Mine in South Africa and the advancement of our Hollister Project in Nevada, USA."

    Ferdi Dippenaar
    President and CEO

No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

Cautionary and Forward-Looking Statement Information

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address possible future commercial production, bank loan arrangements, reserve potential, exploration drilling results, development, feasibility or exploitation activities and events or developments that Great Basin Gold expects to occur are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices for precious metals, credit availability, development and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, geopolitical uncertainty, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, and continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, Investors should review the Company's annual Form 40-F filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and its Canadian jurisdiction filings that are available at

SOURCE Great Basin Gold Ltd.

For further information: For further information: For additional details on Great Basin Gold Ltd. and its gold properties, please visit the Company's website at or contact Investor Services: Tsholo Serunye in South Africa, +27 (0)11 301 1800; Michael Curlook in North America, 1-888-633-9332; Barbara Cano at Breakstone Group in the USA, (646) 452-2334

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