We served as U.S. securities counsel to BMO Capital Markets in connection with its role as lead underwriter in the registered public offering in of common shares of Golden Star Resources. Golden Star simultaneously closed a private placement of senior notes and exchange of outstanding debentures. The concurrent financing transactions allow Golden Star to reduce debt and strengthen its balance sheet. Golden Star is an established gold mining company headquartered in Toronto that owns and operates the Wassa and Prestea mines on the Ashanti Gold Belt in western Ghana, Africa. Golden Star is publicly traded in Canada on the Toronto Stock Exchange and in the United States on the NYSE.