Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation Hires LHRoth Investor Relations

January 3rd, 2012

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation announced that it has retained LHRoth Investor Relations, LLC to help supplement its investor relations program in 2012.  “We believe that Wall Street and Bay Street are significantly underpricing our shares,” said James Sinclair, President and CEO of Tanzanian Royalty.  “LHRIR will assist us in better communicating our story to the financial community with a full comprehensive investor relations program. This will include increased meetings with money managers, analysts, registered representatives, private wealth individuals and hedge fund managers and an 800 number for shareholders and potential shareholders.”

Larry Roth, President of LHRIR, has worked in the investor relations business for close to thirty years as a former partner with Roth Investor Relations.  Notable clients have included AngloGold, Harmony Gold, Durban Deep, Echo Bay Mines, Pegasus Gold, Glamis Gold and Impala Platinum. Smaller cap companies have included Cumberland Resources, Platinum Group Metals and Troy Resources.

Respectfully Submitted,

James E. Sinclair

President and Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact Investor Relations at 1-800-811-3855

Visit our website: www.TanzanianRoyalty.com

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Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors – The United States Securities and Exchange Commission limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms on this news release, such as “reserves”, “resources”, “geologic resources”, “proven”, “probable”, “measured”, “indicated”, or “inferred” which may not be consistent with the reserve definitions established by the SEC.  U.S. Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our SEC filings.  You can review and obtain copies of these filings from the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations are disclosed in the Company’s documents filed from time-to-time with the British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario provincial securities regulatory authorities.

Certain information presented in this release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks inherent in mineral exploration and development, which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any projected future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors are referred to our description of the risk factors affecting the Company, as contained in our SEC filings, including our annual report on Form 20-F and Registration Statement on Form F-10, as amended, for more information concerning these risks, uncertainties, and other factors.