Castle Peak Appoints Jurgen Eijgendaal To Board Of Directors

August 14, 2012

Vancouver, B.C., August 14, 2012 - Castle Peak Mining Ltd. ("Castle Peak" or the "Company", TSX.V: CAP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jurgen Eijgendaal to the Company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Eijgendaal is currently the Managing Director of Ghana Manganese Company Ltd ("GMC"). He is also the Managing Director of Nsuta Gold Mining Ltd. ("NGM"), a 90% Grizal Enterprises Ltd owned (10% Government of Ghana) gold exploration Company with exploration activities immediately north of Castle Peak's land position. Prior to joining GMC, Mr. Eijgendaal worked in South Africa as Managing Director of an underground chromite ore mine. During his more than 14 years in Ghana, Mr. Eijgendaal has served as the President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines for two terms between 2006 and 2010, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Railway Development Authority. Mr. Eijgendaal holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Leiden and currently resides in Ghana.

Commenting on the appointment, Darren Lindsay, CEO, noted: "The appointment of Jurgen Eijgendaal to the Board of Directors is a significant addition for Castle Peak. Jurgen's background, reputation and experience in the mining industry in Ghana are particularly relevant as Castle Peak moves towards discovery and development on its Akorade Project."

About Castle Peak
Castle Peak Mining Ltd. is a Canadian-based exploration and development company focused on advancing greenfields and early stage gold projects. The Company holds a strategic land package in the Ashanti belt adjacent to several producing gold mines in Ghana, West Africa. The Ashanti belt is known as one of the most prolific gold belts in the world with over 150 million proven ounces uncovered and current investment in excess of $3.3 B USD.

On behalf of the Board of Castle Peak Mining Ltd.:

"Darren Lindsay"
President and Chief Executive Officer

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