VANCOUVER, B.C.: Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) is pleased to announce that, subject to TSX Venture Exchange acceptance, it has engaged T. Philip Cook of Vancouver, B.C. to perform investor relations services, initially for a period of 6 months. Mr. Cook is an experienced investor relations and shareholder communications consultant, having worked with listed companies in Canada and the U.S. since 1998.

Mr. Cook will be primarily responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy with his list of contacts at brokerage houses in order to raise awareness about Southern Arc and its properties in Indonesia.

The Company has agreed to pay Mr. Cook a consulting fee of $3,500 per month and grant him options to purchase 75,000 common shares of the Company at $0.35. These options may be exercised for a period of 5 years and vest 1/3 (25,000) every two months. If the Company retains Mr. Cook after 6 months, 12,500 of the options will vest 9 months from the contract date with the remaining 12,500 options vesting in 12 months. 

On behalf of the Board of Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust"

President and CEO

Southern Arc Minerals Inc.
Suite 1500, Box 1078, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3E8 Canada
Telephone: (604) 676-5241 Fax: (604) 676-5246

"The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release"

Head Office
Southern Arc Minerals Inc.
Suite 650
669 Howe St
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 0B4
Telephone: +1-778-725-1490
Fax: +1-604-428-1124


Investor Relations
John Proust,
Chairman & CEO
Telephone: +1-778-725-1482