TORONTO, Ontario, January 23rd,2012 – Lydian International Ltd. (TSX: LYD) (“Lydian” or “the Company”), a gold-focused mineral exploration and development company, today announced an updated resource estimate for its Amulsar gold project in Armenia. Amulsar is a high-sulfidation style gold project which was discovered by Lydian geologists in 2006. The updated resource comprises 68.2 Mt at 1.0 g/t Au (2.1 million ounces) of Indicated Category resources and 36.1 Mt at 0.9 g/t Au (1.1 million ounces) of Inferred Category resources based on a 0.40 g/t gold cutoff grade. Herb Welhener, Vice President of Independent Mining Consultants Inc. Tucson, AZ. prepared the mineral resource estimate in accordance with CIM guidelines.