Rye Patch Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : RPM
OTCQX : RPMGF

Rye Patch Gold Corp.

January 18, 2012 15:00 ET

Rye Patch Gold Announces Stock Option Grants

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2012) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(OTCQX:RPMGF) ("Rye Patch Gold" or the "Company") announces that the Company has granted stock options to its directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase up to an aggregate of 2,230,000 common shares of the Company. The stock options are exercisable for a term of ten years at an exercise price of $0.60 per common share.

Rye Patch Gold is a Tier 1, Nevada-focused and discovery-driven company seeking to build a sizeable inventory of gold and silver resource assets in the mining friendly state of Nevada, USA. The Company's seasoned management team is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, and development of quality resource-based gold and silver projects. Rye Patch Gold is developing gold and silver resources along the emerging Oreana trend, located in west-central Nevada, and is exploring 66 square kilometres along the Cortez trend near Barrick's two new gold discoveries. The Company has established gold and silver resource milestones and time frames in order to build a premier resource development company. For more information about Rye Patch Gold, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President

Neither 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 release.

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