Rye Patch Gold Corp.

TSX VENTURE : RPM
OTCQX : RPMGF
FRANKFURT : 5TN


Rye Patch Gold Corp.

December 31, 2013 09:00 ET

Rye Patch's Coeur Rochester Mine Royalty Starts at Midnight

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 31, 2013) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(OTCQX:RPMGF)(FRANKFURT:5TN) (the "Company" or "Rye Patch") announces that the Company's Net Smelter Return (NSR) royalty on the Coeur Rochester Mine, as described in the Company's June 25, 2013 and August 6, 2013 news releases, will start at 12:01am on January 1, 2014.

The Company wishes all a happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous 2014.

The Company 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 US Inc. controls over 75 square kilometres (30 sq. miles) along the Oreana trend located in west-central Nevada, and is developing gold and silver resources along this emerging trend. In east central Nevada, Rye Patch Gold US Inc. is exploring 66 square kilometres along the prolific Cortez trend near Barrick's new gold discovery. 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 the Company, please visit our website at www.ryepatchgold.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

William C. (Bill) Howald, CEO & President

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which address future events and conditions, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, programs and financial position could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, some of which may be beyond the Company's control. These factors include: the availability of funds; the financial position of Rye Patch; the timing and content of work programs; the results of exploration activities and development of mineral properties; the interpretation of drilling results and other geological data; the reliability of calculation of mineral resources (and, in respect of the Coeur Rochester Mine 3.4% NSR production royalty, the reliability of calculation of Coeur's mineral resources and reserves); the reliability of calculation of precious metal recoveries; the receipt and security of mineral property titles; project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses; fluctuations in metal prices (the Coeur Rochester Mine 3.4% NSR's actual annual cash revenue stream is dependent on the gold and silver price received by Coeur from the sale of gold and silver from the Coeur Rochester Mine during each quarter of the royalty); currency fluctuations; and general market and industry conditions.

Forward-looking statements are based on the expectations and opinions of the Company's management on the date the statements are made. The assumptions used in the preparation of such statements, although considered reasonable at the time of preparation, may prove to be imprecise and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements.

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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