TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2011) - High River Gold Mines Ltd. ("High River") (TSX:HRG) announces that it has agreed to settlement terms with its former contractor, Senet CC ("Senet"), in respect of a previously disclosed action brought against Somita SA ("Somita"). As disclosed most recently in High River's annual information form dated March 31, 2011, a claim regarding services which were delivered to Somita by Senet, but for which payment is still outstanding, was filed against Somita before the arbitrator in South Africa in 2009. The aggregate amount of the claim was US$3.7 million and High River filed a statement of defense and counterclaim against Senet for damages. The settlement agreement with Senet provides for full and final settlement of Senet's claim against Somita and any and all claims between Senet and Somita arising out of the written agreement between the parties dated February 3, 2006 for a settlement amount of US$1,350,000 paid to Senet.
About High River
High River is an unhedged gold company with interests in producing mines and advanced exploration projects in Russia and Burkina Faso. Two underground mines, Zun-Holba and Irokinda, are situated in the Lake Baikal region of Russia. Two open pit gold mines, Berezitovy in Russia and Taparko-Bouroum in Burkina Faso, are also in production. Finally, High River has two advanced exploration projects with NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates, the Bissa gold project in Burkina Faso and 50% interest in the Prognoz silver project in Russia.