Rainy River Resources Ltd.

Rainy River Resources Ltd.

December 11, 2009 17:35 ET

Rainy River Appoints Garett Macdonald as Vice President Operations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 11, 2009) - Rainy River Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RR) (the "Company" or "Rainy") is pleased to announce the appointment of Garett Macdonald as Vice President, Operations. Prior to joining Rainy River, Mr. Macdonald was Vice President of Operations for Canadian Arrow Mines Ltd. and held operating positions with Suncor Energy Inc. and Placer Dome Inc. Mr. Madonald's experience has involved large open pit mining operations, large civil construction and continuing improvement to underground operations. Mr. Macdonald is a mining engineer and has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

"We are very pleased to have a young man of Garett's skill and experience to move Rainy River into the development stage and create an intermediate gold producer," commented Raymond Threlkeld, President & CEO.

Mr. Macdonald will operate from Toronto, where the Company will be establishing an office in addition to its Vancouver headquarters.

Mr. Macdonald has been granted options to acquire a total of 250,000 common shares of the Company at the exercise price of $2.98 per share for a period of 5 years, subject to vesting.

About Rainy River Resources Ltd.
Rainy River Resources is a Canadian precious metals exploration company whose key asset is the Rainy River gold project. With CAN$22 million in its treasury, the Company is well funded to conduct a dual-focused drilling program consisting of: 1) definition diamond drilling of the main gold resources in preparation for scoping and pre-feasibility studies, and 2) selective diamond drill testing of high-priority gold targets defined primarily by RC drilling within the large gold system centered in Richardson Township. The Company's property is extremely well located in the southwestern corner of northern Ontario near the U.S. border. It is accessed by a network of roads and is close to hydro-electric infrastructure. The Rainy River district has a skilled labour force and is one of the lowest-cost areas for mineral exploration and development. Ontario has low political risk and, according to the annual Fraser Institute global survey of the mining industry, has consistently ranked as one of the top jurisdictions embracing mineral development.


Raymond W. Threlkeld
President & CEO

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