Fire River Gold Corp. Appoints New Director

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Fire River Gold Corp. and Mystery Creek Resources Inc. (collectively, the "Company") (TSXV: FAU) (OTCQX: FVGCF) (FSE: FWR) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Maria Christine Melian as a director of the Company.

Ms. Melian has over 19 years of experience in banking and finance.  She currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer of Central Asian Minerals and Resources plc ("CAMAR"), a gold production and exploration company located in Central Asia.  Previous to her position at CAMAR, Ms. Melian was responsible for Fund Management / Investment Strategy at P. Zihlmann Investment Management AG (The Timeless Precious Metal Fund / The Sierra Madre Gold & Silver Venture Capital Fund) and previous to that she held various positions with Credit Suisse, Merck & Co. Inc. and BT&T Asset Management AG.  Ms. Melian has a B.A. in Modern Languages and has completed graduate studies in Philology and Business in the United States and Switzerland.

Mr. Richard Goodwin, the Company's President, reports "We are very pleased to have Christine Melian join our Board of Directors.  Ms. Melian's expertise in finance and experience in the mining industry will further strengthen our Board as we continue to grow the Company and advance the Nixon Fork Mine into full production."

In connection with the above, the Company has granted 250,000 share options to Maria Christine Melian. The options have an exercise price of $0.15 per share and are exercisable up to May 14, 2017.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Richard Goodwin
President

Certain information regarding the Company including management's assessment of future plans and operations, may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities laws and necessarily involve risks associated with mining exploration and development, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of resource estimates, environmental and permitting risks, access to labour and services, competition from other companies and ability to access sufficient capital. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. A feasibility study has not been completed and there is no certainty the disclosed targets will be reached nor that the proposed operations will be economically viable. 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. We seek safe harbour.

SOURCE Fire River Gold Corp.



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