Gold Canyon Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : GCU
PINKSHEETS : GDCRF

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

July 06, 2012 17:30 ET

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.: Grant of Incentive Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2012) - Gold Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GCU)(PINKSHEETS:GDCRF) ("Gold Canyon" or "the Company") announces that it has, pursuant to the Company's Rolling Stock Option Plan (the "Option Plan"), granted incentive stock options to certain directors, senior officers and employees to purchase an aggregate of 1,845,000 common shares. The stock options have a term of five (5) years, subject to one-third vesting of the grant every 6 months from grant day with full vesting in the first 18 months of the term, and have an exercise price of $1.36 per share, representing today's closing price of the Company's common shares as reported on the TSX Venture Exchange.

About Gold Canyon Resources Inc.:

Gold Canyon is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral and precious metals properties. The Company controls a 100% interest in the Springpole Gold - Horseshoe Island Gold, Platinum, Palladium Project and Favourable Lake Poly-metallic property currently under option to Guyana Frontier Mining Corp. pursuant to an option and joint venture agreement entered into in December 2005 - all in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada.

Through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Gold Canyon Resources USA Inc., the Company controls a 100% interest in the Cordero Gallium Project situated in Humboldt County, Nevada, U.S.A.

Gold Canyon entered into a REE Joint Exploration Agreement with the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in January 2009.

Additional information can be found on the Company's website: www.goldcanyon.ca

Akiko Levinson, President & Director

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 news release.

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