VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 -- High Desert Gold Corporation ("HDG" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: HDG)(OTCQX: HDGCF) is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr. Joshua Kingsmill as a Director of the Company. Mr. Kingsmill brings an investment banking and wealth management background to the board of the Company. He was the lead investment banker who took the Company public in 2007 and has been involved in more than 100 corporate finance transactions in both Canada and London, England. Mr. Kingsmill provides both strategic and investment advice to private and institutional clients in his current role as an investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, a Master's from the Sorbonne and an undergraduate degree from Quebec City's Laval University.
In welcoming Mr. Kingsmill's appointment to the Board, Ralph Fitch, Chairman, President and CEO stated "We are very pleased to have Joshua join the Board. He brings very valuable skills and experience to this post. I have personally known Joshua since the Company's IPO in late 2007 when he was the investment banker for the transaction. I look forward to working with Joshua and know that he will be a valuable addition to our team."
Mr. Kingsmill's appointment is subject to receipt of the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
ABOUT HIGH DESERT GOLD
The Company is a mineral exploration company that acquires and explores mineral properties, primarily gold, copper and silver, in North America. The principal property held by HDG is an 82% interest in the Gold Springs gold project situated along the border between Utah and Nevada. The Company also holds direct interests in a number of other properties including the San Antonio project in Sonora, Mexico, the Gold Lake property in New Mexico, and the Kinkaid and Pinyon properties in Nevada. The Company also has a 30.5% interest in the Canasta Dorada property in Sonora, Mexico, through its equity interest in Highvista Gold Inc.
High Desert Gold Corporation
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