Golden Star Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Earnings Release Date for March 4, 2013

TORONTO -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 02/11/13 -- Golden Star Resources Ltd. (NYSE MKT: GSS) (TSX: GSC) (GHANA: GSR) ("Golden Star" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it will be reporting its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 audited Financial Statements ("Financials") along with its Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the period ended December 31, 2012 on March 4, 2013 after market close.

The Company had previously indicated a release date of February 27, 2013. The release target date has been revised due to Senior Management's travel schedule and conference/marketing commitments.

Members of the Company's Senior Management Team will be hosting a corresponding conference call and webcast to discuss their fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results. The call will take place on March 5, 2013 at 8:00 am (Toronto time). Dial-in information will be included in the March 4, 2013 press release.

Company Profile

Golden Star holds a 90% equity interest in Golden Star (Bogoso/Prestea) Limited and Golden Star (Wassa) Limited, which respectively own the Bogoso/Prestea and Wassa/HBB open-pit gold mines in Ghana. In addition, Golden Star has an 81% interest in the currently inactive Prestea Underground mine in Ghana, as well as gold exploration interests elsewhere in Ghana, in other parts of West Africa and in Brazil in South America. Golden Star has approximately 259 million 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 and under Canadian securities laws. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual facts to differ materially. 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 2012. The forecasts contained in this press release constitute management's current estimates, as of the date of this press release, with respect to the matters covered thereby. We expect that these estimates will change as new information is received. While we may elect to update these estimates at any time, we do not undertake any estimate at any particular time or in response to any particular event.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Bruce Higson-Smith
Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy

Jay Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer High Investor Relations, Inc.

Belinda Labatte
The Capital Lab, Inc.