SOURCE: Earth Dragon Resources, Inc.

Earth Dragon Resources, Inc.

February 01, 2011 09:00 ET

Earth Dragon Resources Appoints Former Olympian and Top Team Coach Jiichiro Date to Board

TOKYO--(Marketwire - February 1, 2011) - Earth Dragon Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: EARH) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of former Olympic gold medalist Mr. Jiichiro Date to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Date competed at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal where he received a gold medal in welterweight freestyle wrestling. He previously competed in the 1972 Munich Olympics and won the 1973 World Cup in Toledo, Ohio then went on to place 3rd at the 1975 World Championships prior to his 1976 gold medal performance in Montreal. He subsequently went on to an illustrious career in coaching beginning in 1978 as the first foreign wrestling coach at Oklahoma State University, then as Japanese representative to the 1980 Moscow Olympics, followed by terms as Canadian National Team coach (1982), the U.S. National Team coach (1983), and as coach of the Japanese National team at the 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Olympics. During this period he was concurrently promoted from Lecturer to Assistant Professor at Tokyo's Kokushikan University, Faculty of Physical Education (1981 - 1989). He continues his career as a businessman, leadership consultant and lecturer in Japan and around the globe. He is a graduate of Kokushikan University and resides in Tokyo, Japan.

Company President & CEO Thomas Herdman notes, "We are very pleased to have Mr. Date join with us. We believe his accomplishments and motivational skills along with his strategic approach to success will prove hugely beneficial to our efforts. We look forward to executing our critical path with his added insight for achieving measured quantifiable results. With his oversight added to our team, we aim to focus these strengths on key corporate and operational goals and to implement action plans that deliver effective results in a very efficient manner."

Additional details regarding the Company and its agreements are filed as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database.

Earth Dragon Resources is a mineral exploration company with a strategic focus on the purchase and development of high quality production-stage gold projects in Africa. The Company is currently developing highly prospective gold deposits in the Ashanti Gold Belt of Ghana and the Lupa Goldfield in the Chunya Mining District of Tanzania with plans to expand ongoing exploration and mapping efforts to include pilot plant production. For more information visit:

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Earth Dragon Resources, Inc.
Thomas W. Herdman, President & CEO

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