Rye Patch Gold Corp.

Rye Patch Gold Corp.

October 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Rye Patch Gold Hires Manager of Investor Relations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2007) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM) ("Rye Patch Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has employed Karen Robb as Manager of Investor Relations. The employment is for a one-year term and Ms. Robb will be paid a salary of $32,500. Ms. Robb will be responsible for marketing and shareholder communications, promotional materials, mining conferences, website management and all other tasks relating to the promotion of the Company. The Company has agreed to grant Ms. Robb a stock option to purchase up to 50,000 common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.45 per share with an 18 month vesting period for a period of 5 years. Other than stock options, Ms. Robb does not own any securities of the Company, nor does she have any direct or indirect interest in the Company.

The Company also announces the grant of 395,000 stock options to directors, consultants and employees of the company at a price of $ 0.45 per share with an 18 month vesting period and 5 year expiry according to the terms of the Company's Stock Option Plan.

The grant of the aforementioned stock options is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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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