Gold Canyon Appoints Richard Moritz as Vice President of

Gold Canyon Appoints Richard Moritz as Vice President of Corporate
Communications; Grants Incentive Stock Options 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Gold
Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GCU)(PINKSHEETS:GDCRF) ("Gold
Canyon" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard
Moritz will join the Company as Vice President of Corporate
Communications effective January 15, 2013. Mr. Moritz is a senior
corporate communications specialist with 27 years' experience in the
financial services and corporate communications sectors, primarily
focused on the mining industry. His experience runs the full spectrum
in the investment sector, having worked in trading, corporate
finance, money management and corporate marketing. Mr. Moritz has
recently worked with Veris Gold Corp. and previously with Fronteer
Gold Inc. as Senior Director of Institutional Investor Relations. 
In welcoming the appointment Mr. Troy J. Fierro, Gold Canyon's Chief
Executive Officer and a member of the Company's Board of Directors,
stated, "We are very pleased Richard has joined our team as it
greatly strengthens our ability to communicate to shareholders and
the market. Richard is an experienced executive that brings a wealth
of knowledge to the organization. I've had the privilege of working
with Richard in the past and I look forward to working with him
again."  
Gold Canyon further announces that it has, pursuant to the Company's
Rolling Stock Option Plan, granted incentive stock options to its
directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase an
aggregate of 2,725,000 common shares of Gold Canyon. The stock
options have a term of five (5) years and are subject to vesting over
an 18 month period and have an exercise price of $0.86 per share,
representing the previous closing price of the Company's common
shares as reported on the TSX Venture Exchange. 
About Gold Canyon Resources Inc.: 
Gold Canyon is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral
and precious metals properties. The Company controls a 100% interest
in the Springpole Gold - Horseshoe Island Gold, Platinum, Palladium
Project and a minority interest in the Favourable Lake Poly-metallic
property currently under option to Guyana Frontier Mining Corp.
pursuant to an option and joint venture agreement entered into in
December 2005 - all in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario,
Canada.  
Through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Gold Canyon Resources USA
Inc., the Company controls a 100% interest in the Cordero Gallium
Project situated in Humboldt County, Nevada, U.S.A. 
Gold Canyon entered into a REE Joint Exploration Agreement with the
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in January
2009. 
Additional information can be found on the Company's website:
www.goldcanyon.ca 
Troy J. Fierro, CEO & Director  
Neither the 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 news
release. 
Contacts:
Gold Canyon Resources Inc.
Richard Moritz
VP Corporate Communications
(604) 682-3234 or Toll free: 1 (888) 242-3234
(604) 682-0537 (FAX)
rmoritz@goldcanyon.ca or info@goldcanyon.ca
www.goldcanyon.ca