Rye Patch Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : RPM
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Rye Patch Gold Corp.

December 15, 2009 15:29 ET

Rye Patch Gold Announces Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2009) -

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Rye Patch Gold Corp (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(OTCBB:RPMGF) ("Rye Patch" or the "Company") announces a non-brokered private placement of up to 20,000,000 units ("Units") at a price of $0.25 per Unit for gross proceeds of up to $5,000,000 (the "Private Placement"). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.35 for a period of two years from the issue date of the Warrant.

Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") and applicable laws, the Company may pay a finder's fee in cash equal to up to 7.0% of the gross proceeds of the Private Placement or issue finder's warrants entitling the holders thereof to acquire that number of Units equal to up to 7% of the total number of Units sold under the Private Placement.

The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to facilitate the acquisition by Rye Patch of Centerra Gold (U.S.) Inc.'s 64% interest in the Ren project, to commence a drilling exploration program on the project, as well as for general working capital.

The Private Placement is subject to Exchange approval.

The securities of the Company and the securities to be issued pursuant to the Private Placement have not and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption therefrom under the 1933 Act and the securities laws of all applicable states.

Rye Patch Gold Corp. is a Tier 1, Nevada-focused and discovery-driven company seeking to build a sizeable inventory of gold and silver resource assets in the mining friendly state of Nevada, USA. The Company's seasoned management team is engaged in acquisition, exploration and development of quality resource-based gold and silver projects. Rye Patch Gold is developing its primary assets – the advanced-stage Wilco project located within the emerging Oreana gold trend in west-central Nevada and the Jessup project in Churchill County, Nevada. The Company has established gold and silver resource milestones and time frames in order to build a premier resource development company. For more information about Rye Patch Gold, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President

Neither 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.

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