Run of River Power Grants Options to CEO

VANCOUVER, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Run of River Power Inc. ("ROR Power" or "the Company") (TSX-V:ROR) announced today that it has granted 400,000 stock options to President and CEO Richard Hopp. The stock options are exercisable at $0.20 per share and expire on August 6, 2015.  The granting of these stock options was part of Mr. Hopp's original compensation package when he joined ROR in 2010 and is now being formalized.

About Run of River Power Inc.

ROR Power develops renewable, sustainable energy through its portfolio of clean energy projects. The company helps diversify BC's energy mix by providing a cleaner way to generate power and increasing the security of BC's energy supply.  ROR Power operates an Eco Logo© certified hydroelectric power generation station at Brandywine Creek, near Whistler, BC that provides green power for about 4,000 homes. The company is well positioned for profitable growth through power generation initiatives that include its 25 MW Skookum Power Project, awarded an Electricity Purchase Agreement by BC Hydro in 2010. ROR Power's total development potential is approximately 600 MW.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this release which describe Run of River Power Inc.'s intentions, expectations or predictions, or which relate to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve unknown risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Run of River Power Inc. to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Run of River Power Inc. may update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or changing market and business conditions and will update such forward-looking statements as required pursuant to applicable securities laws.

Neither 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.

SOURCE Run of River Power Inc.

For further information:

Richard W. Hopp
President and CEO
Tel: 604-946-9232
rhopp@runofriverpower.com

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