CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 4, 2011) - Torch River Resources Ltd. ("Torch" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:TCR) (FRANKFURT:WNF) (PINK SHEETS:TORVF) is pleased to announce that it has closed the non-brokered private placement announced January 24, 2011. The Corporation issued 1,030,000 units (the "Units") at a price of $0.075 per Unit for gross proceeds of $77,250 (the "Offering"). Each Unit consists of one (1) common share in the capital of the Corporation issued and one (1) common share purchase warrant (a whole common share purchase warrant a "Warrant") Each whole Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one Common Share of the Corporation at an exercise price of $0.10 for a period of twenty four (24) months from the closing of the Offering.

The insiders of the Corporation subscribed for over 30% of the placement.

The proceeds of the private placement will be used as working capital to fund the continued work program on the mineral properties held by Torch. The private placement is subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

Torch is a company listed and trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, symbol: TCR.

Forward Looking Information

This press release may contain forward-looking statements which may include estimates, plans, expectations, opinions, forecasts, projections, guidance or other statements that are not statements of fact, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing, statements made regarding Torch's work programs. Although Torch believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot give any assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.. As such the future plans and objectives of Torch are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and may be based on assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in such statements. Torch's forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Torch does not intend nor does it undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent information , events, results or circumstances or otherwise.

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