VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2013) - Rye Patch Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:RPM)(RPMGF)(5TN.F) (the "Company" or "Rye Patch") announces that the Company has granted stock options to its directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,670,000 common shares of the Company. The stock options are exercisable for a term of ten years at an exercise price of $0.20 per common share. Vesting will occur over a period of two years, with an initial 25% of the stock options vesting on the sixth month immediately after the date of grant, followed by an additional 25% of the stock options every six months thereafter until fully vested.
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
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