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OceanaGold Announces New Personnel Appointments

19 March 2008

OceanaGold Announces New Personnel Appointments

OceanaGold Corporation ("OceanaGold" or "the Company") is pleased to announce three key appointments for its projects in the Philippines and New Zealand.

Philippines
Mr. Blair Way recently joined OceanaGold (Philippines), Inc. and will be responsible for leading the design and construction team through to operation at the Didipio Gold and Copper project. Mr. Way, who holds a BSc. and MBA, brings a strong background in onshore/offshore construction which includes a recent posting with BHP Billiton, where he headed up the Major Projects Group for QNI Pty Ltd. Blair most recently held Project Management roles with Hatch Ltd based in Brisbane.

New Zealand
Ms. Alison Paul has been appointed Senior Corporate Counsel - Commercial and Projects. Alison joined the Company in September 2004 and was most recently Corporate Counsel for Oceana Gold
(NZ) Ltd. Alison will continue to be charged with legal responsibilities for the New Zealand operations but will also work closely with the Company's General Counsel on matters regarding construction and contract law. Ms. Paul has a LLB and a BA from the University of Auckland. Prior to joining OceanaGold (NZ) Ltd she worked as a Senior Associate with Simpson Grierson in Auckland where she specialised in construction and contract law.

Ms. Pat Schraven has been appointed Human Resources Manager - New Zealand Operations. Pat joined the Company in February 2001 and has progressively increased her human resource management responsibilities in New Zealand. In this expanded role, Pat will be responsible for Human Resources management across the entire New Zealand business unit and will provide assistance to
the corporate head office on specific initiatives as required.

ENDS

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