Precious Metals Sentiment Remains Level - Company Move Forward Secures New Permits for Mining Property

  Precious Metals Sentiment Remains Level - Company Move Forward Secures New
                         Permits for Mining Property

PR Newswire

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, March 26, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Mining sentiment focuses on future rebound possibilities with restructuring
and positioning for new opportunities as precious metals company acquires
permits for mining property in addition to their government-issued certificate
of authorization: DNA Precious Metals Inc. (OTC: DNAP), Barrick Gold
Corporation (NYSE: ABX), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) and
Golden Star Resources, Ltd. (NYSE: GSS)

DNA Precious Metals Inc. (OTCQB: DNAP) today announced that the Company has
secured all required mining permits from the Quebec Provincial Government for
the processing of the Anacon Lead mining residues located on the Montauban
Mine Property. Previously, on September 14, 2012, the Company had received a
Certificate of Authorization from the Quebec Provincial Government's Ministry
of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks ("MDDEP") to
operate a gravity separation circuit to process the mining residues located on
the Montauban Mine Property. On March 13, 2014, the Company received another
Certificate of Authorization, also from the Quebec Provincial Government's
MDDEP, with respect to operating a cyanide closed-circuit system to process
the mining residues located on the Montauban Mine Property. This additional
permit will enable DNA to achieve recovery rates of up to 92% for gold and 77%
for silver.


Also, on February 28, 2014, the DNA Precious Metals received approval, from
the Quebec Provincial Government's Ministry of Natural Resources ("MRN") for
the Restoration Plan on the Montauban Mine Property which will be implemented
subsequent to the Company's processing of the mining residues on the site.

Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX) recently announced that, further to its release
of March 10, 2014, it has completed the divestment of 41.0 million ordinary
shares in African Barrick Gold plc ("ABG") (the "Placing Shares"),
representing in aggregate approximately 10.0 percent of the issued ordinary
share capital of ABG, at a price of 275 pence per ordinary share (the
"Placing"), raising gross proceeds of approximately GBP 113 million (US$188
million). "ABG has made excellent progress with its Operational Review to
increase production and reduce operating and capital costs, and the results to
date have been favorably received by the market," said Jamie Sokalsky,
Barrick's President and CEO.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) recently announced that its oil &
gas segment, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), was the apparent high bidder
on 20 tracts in the Central Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 231 with a
total investment of approximately $330 million net to FM O&G. The bids are
subject to approval by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and these
potential investments were included in the company's previously reported 2014
capital budget. FM O&G winning bids were primarily focused on high-impact,
drillable targets in the Mississippi Canyon and Atwater Valley areas to
complement FM O&G's existing infrastructure and production facilities and add
several new exploration plays. The blocks, which cover approximately 106,000
gross acres, range in water depths up to 6,000 feet. The company expects to be
notified and designated operator of these blocks by the third quarter of 2014.

Golden Star Resources, Ltd. (GSS) recently announced that Jeff Swinoga,
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has resigned from the
Company to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors has appointed
André van Niekerk, Vice President and Controller as the Company's new
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeff has agreed to
remain with the Company to assist in the CFO transition until early April
2014. André van Niekerk has more than 13 of years of mining experience at both
an operational and corporate level including eight years at Golden Star. He
has served as Controller of the Company since July 2012. In this role André
was responsible for establishing the Company's enhanced financial reporting
team in Toronto after the Company's head office relocation. Prior to that
appointment, André held a number of finance positions throughout the Company
for six years including four years as head of finance in Ghana. Whilst based
in Ghana, André was Vice Chairman of the Ghana Chamber of Mines Energy
Committee and a member of the Chamber of Mines Finance Committee. André is a
qualified CPA and worked in KPMG's mining practice for six years before
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