Rathdowney Resources Ltd.

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 October 10, 2014
Rathdowney Grants Options

 October 10, 2014 - Vancouver, BC - Rathdowney Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: RTH) ("Rathdowney" or the "Company") announces that it has granted 380,000 incentive options to directors and an officer of the Company.

The options have been granted under the terms of the Company's stock option plan: 200,000 options were granted at an exercise price of $0.32 per share and 180,000 options were granted at an exercise price of $0.27 per share. The options vest in three equal tranches: six, twelve and 18 months after the date of grant, with a five year term.

About Rathdowney

Rathdowney Resources Ltd. is an exploration and development company focused on advancing the Olza zinc-lead-silver project in Poland through permitting and into production. Rathdowney is associated with Hunter Dickinson Inc. ("HDI") a diversified, global mine development company with a 25-year history of mineral development success.

About Project Olza

Project Olza is located in the Upper Silesian Mining District of southwestern Poland, a world-class region of Mississippi Valley-type deposits with well-developed mining infrastructure. Easily accessible by road, the Olza project site is a one-hour drive from Krakow, a major city with full services, including an international airport. The deposits at Olza are along strike from the long-life Pomorzany zinc-lead mine and 30 km from the ZGH zinc smelter at Boleslaw. A railway line to the smelter runs through the Olza project-area.

Since 2010, Rathdowney has invested over $16 million at Olza. The Company's Phase I confirmatory drilling program built on the extensive drill database assembled by the Polish Geological Survey to delimit 21.2 million tonnes of inferred mineral resources, grading 7.42% combined zinc and lead1 , with excellent potential for expansion. These mineral resources provide the foundation for engineering, environmental baseline and other Phase II technical studies underway at site that are designed to advance project planning and permitting.

For further details on Rathdowney and Project Olza, visit our website www.rathdowneyresources.com.

David Copeland, PEng, a qualified person and a director of the Company, has reviewed the technical information in this release.

For more information:
Roger Blair, Investor Relations
Tel: 778-373-6725
Toll free (NA): 1-800-667-2114

1Estimated at a 2.0% zinc cutoff; individual grades are 5.88% zinc and 1.54% lead (see Rathdowney News Release dated September 11, 2012). Silver was not analyzed during historical drilling so was not included in the estimate.

Neither the 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. This release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects, are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Assumptions used by the Company to develop forward-looking statements include the following: the Olza project will obtain all required environmental and other permits and all land use and other licenses, studies and development of the Olza project will continue to be positive, and no geological or technical problems will occur. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, potential environmental issues or liabilities associated with exploration, development and mining activities, exploitation and exploration successes, continuity of mineralization, uncertainties related to the ability to obtain necessary permits, licenses and title and delays due to third party opposition, changes in government policies regarding mining and natural resource exploration and exploitation, continued availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. For more information on the Company, investors should review the Company's continuous disclosure filings that are available at www.sedar.com.