Rye Patch Gold Corp.

Rye Patch Gold Corp.

April 22, 2008 16:30 ET

Rye Patch Adopts Shareholder Rights Plan

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(TSX VENTURE:RPM.WT) ("Rye Patch" or the "Company") announces that its Board of Directors has adopted a shareholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan"). The Rights Plan, which takes effect April 22, 2008, has been adopted to ensure the fair treatment of shareholders in the event of any take-over offer for the Company's common shares.

The Rights Plan is not intended to prevent take-over bids that treat shareholders fairly. Bids that meet certain requirements intended to protect the interests of all shareholders are deemed to be 'Permitted Bids' under the Rights Plan. Permitted Bids are offers to acquire common shares of the Company made by way of take-over bid circular and which must, among other requirements described in the Rights Plan, remain open for at least 60 days.

Rye Patch is not adopting the Rights Plan in response to, or in anticipation of, any specific take-over bid or proposal to acquire control of the Company. The Rights Plan is similar to plans adopted by other Canadian companies. The full text of the Rights Plan is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.

The Rights Plan is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange and to ratification by the Company's shareholders at the next meeting of shareholders. If ratified by shareholders, the Rights Plan will expire at the termination of the Company's annual general meeting in 2011, unless extended upon reconfirmation by shareholders at that meeting. Subsequently, the Rights Plan must be reconfirmed by shareholders at every third annual general meeting of the Company thereafter.

Rye Patch Gold Corp. is a Nevada-focused and discovery-driven company building a sizeable inventory of gold 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 deposits. Rye Patch Gold is developing its primary asset - the advanced-stage Wilco project located within the Humboldt Gold Trend in west-central Nevada, and has now acquired the Jessup project in Churchill County, Nevada.

Rye Patch Gold trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol RPM and the Company's warrants trade under the symbol RPM.WT. For more information about Rye Patch Gold, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.

William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President

On behalf of the Board of Directors

The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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