Darnley Bay Appoints Project Manager

Darnley Bay Appoints Project Manager 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Darnley Bay Resources
Limited (TSX VENTURE:DBL) (the "Company" or "Darnley Bay") is pleased
to announce that it has appointed Jacquelin Gauthier, P. Eng, as
project manager for the Darnley Bay project in the Northwest
Territories. Mr. Gauthier's duties will initially involve a detailed
review of past exploration data in order to select drill targets,
determining the best drilling methods, budgeting and permitting.
Subject to financing, Mr. Gauthier will eventually manage the next
drilling on the property. 
Mr. Gauthier is a geologist who brings more than 30 years of strong
managerial experience to the company. He spent six years, until 2009,
as Exploration Manager for Bema Gold Corp., and later Kinross Gold
Corp. in the Magadan Oblast in the far east of Russia. Previous to
that, he held senior exploration positions with a wide variety of
companies including Noranda Exploration Inc., Sullivan Mining Group
and Cambior Inc. 
The Darnley Bay property hosts North America's largest isolated
gravity anomaly which has been favourably compared by the Geological
Survey of Canada (the "GSC") to other prominent gravity anomalies
such as those at the prolific mining camps of Noril'sk in Russia and
Sudbury Basin in Ontario. It is located near Paulatuk, Northwest
Territories on the Arctic Coast. The Darnley Bay anomaly is larger
and stronger than any of these comparatives by a wide margin,
measuring 100 kilometres long north to south and about 80 kilometres
wide. The GSC discovered the anomaly in 1969 and its source has never
been explained. The Company has 100% control of its exploration and
potential development subject to certain back-in and other rights of
the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation on whose land it occurs. 
Extensive geophysical work by the Company has identified 41 gravity,
magnetic and electromagnetic targets widely distributed over the
extent of the anomaly, in addition to larger zones of exploration
significance.  
The Company continues to discuss various financing and joint venture
proposals in order to drill this highly promising target. The
$650,000 financing announced on January 31, 2013, is fully subscribed
and is expected to close within 14 days. 
As part of his compensation, Mr. Gauth
ier will be granted 250,000
options to purchase common shares of Darnley Bay at a price of $0.05,
for a period of five years, subject to the approval of a new stock
option plan by the TSX Venture Exchange. 
Forward-Looking Information 
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other
than statements of historical facts, that address future production,
reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and
events or developments that Darnley Bay expects are forward-looking
statements. Although Darnley Bay believes the expectations expressed
in such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such
statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual
results or developments may differ materially from those in the
statements. There are certain factors that could cause actual results
to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. These
include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes,
continued availability of capital and financing, and general
economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that
any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and
actual results or developments may differ materially from those
projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on
Darnley Bay, investors should review registered filings at
www.sedar.com. 
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 release. 
Contacts:
Darnley Bay Resources Limited
Jamie Levy
President and CEO
(416) 862-7885
(416) 862-7889 (FAX)
jamie.levy@darnleybay.com
www.darnleybay.com