Heatherdale Announces New Chief Financial Officer

April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012, Vancouver, BC -- Heatherdale Resources Ltd. ("Heatherdale" or the "Company") (TSXV: HTR) announces that Mark Peters has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO").

Mr. Peters has assumed the role of CFO, replacing Marchand Snyman who has resigned from his role with the Company but will continue in an advisory capacity.

Since 2007, Mr. Peters has led the tax department at Hunter Dickinson Inc. ("HDI') and gained extensive experience on Heatherdale and the HDI group of companies. He has over 11 years of experience in the areas of financial reporting and taxation, working primarily with Canadian and US public corporations. Prior to joining HDI, Mr. Peters worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the tax group.

Mr. Peters is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Victoria.

"For the past few years, I've had the pleasure of working with Mark in his capacity as Senior Manager of the tax function at HDI where he provided strategic counsel and implemented efficient financial planning for Heatherdale. The addition of Mark to our senior management team reflects his positive input and the immense value that he brings to the Company," said Patrick Smith, President and CEO. "I would also like to acknowledge and thank Marchand Snyman for his contributions to Heatherdale."

About Heatherdale

Heatherdale Resources Ltd. is a Vancouver-based exploration and development company focused on advancing the high-grade mine development opportunity at its 100%-owned Niblack Project. It also holds a 60% interest, with the option to acquire 100% in the mid-stage Delta copper-lead-zinc-gold-silver project, located in east-central Alaska. Heatherdale is associated with the Hunter Dickinson group, which has a track record of successful mineral exploration and development projects around the world.

For further details on Heatherdale Resources Ltd., please visit the Company's website at www.heatherdaleresources.com or contact Investor Services at (604) 684-6365 or within North America at 1-800-667-2114.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Patrick Smith
President and CEO




Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.



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