Ryan Gold Corp.

Ryan Gold Corp.

February 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Ryan Gold Announces the Appointment of Ian Gendall as Vice President-Exploration

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2011) - Ryan Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RYG) ("Ryan Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Gendall as Vice President -Exploration.

Ian Gendall will be responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating Ryan Gold's systematic and aggressive exploration program in the Yukon Territory and Alaska, USA. Ian Gendall is an Exploration Geologist with a M.Sc. Exploration Geology degree from Rhodes University in South Africa. He has 22 years experience in South Africa & South America, and has led and managed exploration teams for previous companies such as Gencor, Billiton, and Anglo American. Ian and the Billiton Exploration team were credited with the major porphyry copper discoveries in SE Ecuador, which is now known as the Corriente Copper Belt. CRCC-Tongguan Investment Company Ltd. acquired these copper deposits and the outstanding shares of Corriente Resources in May 2010 for approximately US$600 million.

In 2005, Ian joined Chapleau Resources Ltd., ("Chapleau") and was President and Director of Chapleau until the merger with Magellan Minerals Ltd. ("Magellan") in September 2009 when he became Chief Operating Officer and Director. During the past five years Ian has been involved in gold exploration in the Tapajos Gold Province of Brazil for Chapleau/Magellan, and oversaw and managed the resource estimation and preliminary economic assessment study for the Coringa gold project. In 2010 he also successfully advanced Magellan's flagship Cuiu-Cuiu gold project with a resource estimation to be finalized in 2011. Ian Gendall is a qualified person for the purposes of NI 43-101.

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