Run of River Power announces hiring of investor relations consulting firm

    TSX Venture Exchange Symbol: ROR

    VANCOUVER, July 3 /CNW/ - Run of River Power Inc. ("Run of River")
(TSX-V: ROR) announced today that it has engaged Barnes McInerney Inc. (BMI)
of Toronto to provide strategic investor relations consulting services. BMI
offers a fully integrated suite of products, focusing on strategic investor
relations, initial public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, roadshow
marketing, corporate communications and new media solutions.
    "Run of River is an emerging independent renewable power provider whose
commitment to green power development has them at the forefront of this
rapidly growing sector," said Ken Barnes, Managing Partner, BMI. "Their
Brandywine Creek hydro project near Whistler B.C. is generating power and
revenue and in addition to other hydro projects in development, they have
strong biomass prospects. We look forward to helping Run of River achieve its
business objectives and communicate its growth strategy to the investment
    "Barnes McInerney is Canada's premier investor relations consulting
firm," said Jako Krushnisky, President and CEO, Run of River. "We are excited
about working with them to leverage their expertise and vast network of
contacts to expand our investor base as we execute our growth strategy."
    Barnes McInerney was engaged by Run of River on July 1, 2008. The Company
will pay BMI a monthly fee of $10,000 for professional services for a period
of 12 months. Neither BMI, nor any of its employees holds an interest,
directly or indirectly, in Run of River, nor any right or intent to acquire
such an interest. This agreement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture

    About Run of River Power Inc.

    Run of River Power Inc. is a British Columbia corporation, committed to
economically, environmentally and socially responsible energy solutions that
are sensitive to future generations. The Corporation operates an Eco Logo(C)
certified hydroelectric power generation station at Brandywine Creek, near
Whistler, B.C. and sells the power to BC Hydro on a long-term 20 year
contract. The Corporation is currently developing hydroelectric projects
located in several clusters, totaling over 430 MW of non-firm capacity as well
as two biomass projects totaling 90 MW of base load capacity. With over 520 MW
of renewable energy at various stages of development, ROR is positioned to
provide green, renewable electricity to over 214,000 British Columbia homes,
while meeting the province's goals of energy self sufficiency and greenhouse
gas reduction.

    About Barnes McInerney Inc.

    Barnes McInerney Inc. is Canada's premier investor relations consulting
firm. Over the past 20 years, Barnes McInerney has served the needs of more
than 500 leading public companies in every sector of Canada's capital markets.
By building strong relationships with its clients and the investment
community, Barnes McInerney provides effective strategic consulting,
shareholder outreach and communications services, all supported by
leading-edge multi-media capabilities. For further information on Barnes
McInerney visit

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For further information:

For further information: Jako Krushnisky, President and CEO, Run of
River Power Inc., Tel: (604) 946-9232,; Vick Dusik,
Chief Financial Officer, Run of River Power Inc., Tel: (604) 818-4100,

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