Fortune River Resource Corp.

Fortune River Resource Corp.

January 31, 2006 16:26 ET

Fortune River Stock Options Granted

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 31, 2006) - Fortune River Resource Corp. (TSX VENTURE:FRX) reported today that the company has granted 600,000 incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants, each exercisable at $0.58 per share and for a period of five years.

The granting of the stock options is subject to regulatory approval.

On behalf of the Board,

Robert E. Swenarchuk, Director

Fortune River Resource Corp.

We seek safe harbor.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

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