TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2011) -


CARRIE ARRAN RESOURCES INC. ("Carrie Arran") (TSX VENTURE:SCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Byron as a director of Carrie Arran.

Dr. Byron has more than 25 years of domestic and international field and senior management experience in gold, base-metal, magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group elements, rare earth elements, diamond, and gemstone exploration, spanning employment within the mineral exploration industry, government, and educational institutions. He is a professional geoscientist registered with The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario and holds several advanced degrees in Geology including a PhD from Carleton University of Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Bryon is the Chief Geologist and a director of Merc International Minerals Inc. He is also a director of Druk Capital Partners and Brionor Resources Inc. Previously, Mr. Bryon has served as Vice-President of Exploration at Lake Shore Gold Corp. and Aurora Platinum Corp. Dr. Byron replaces Lewis Lawrick on the Carrie Arran Board.

"We welcome the addition of Michael to our Board" said Thomas Pladsen, President and CEO of Carrie Arran. "His extensive experience in the mining industry significantly enhances the depth of our board's geological expertise. We also thank Lew for his contributions in the formation of Carrie Arran."

In other news, Carrie Arran has acquired a claim adjacent to its Black Creek Gold Project, located in Black Township approximately 30 kilometres north of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. This claim will add to Carrie Arran's land package in the area and facilitate its diamond drilling program, which is expected to start in the next month.

About Carrie Arran Resources Inc.

Carrie Arran's principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, Carrie Arran's business has focused entirely on the acquisition of the Black Creek Gold Project, located approximately 30 km north of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. The Black Creek Gold Project consists of 18 mineral claims covering approximately 810 hectares. For more information on the Black Creek Gold Project, please refer to Carrie Arran's NI 43-101 compliant technical reports, "Technical Report on the Black Creek Property for Carrie Arran Resources – Black Township – Larder Lake Mining Division - Ontario" dated as of February 8, 2011 and available on SEDAR at:

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Contact Information:

Carrie Arran Resources Inc.
Thomas Pladsen
President and CEO
(416) 628-5921