Vancouver, B.C.: Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA, the "Company”) is pleased to announce that it has granted stock options to certain Directors, Officers, employees and consultants of the Company (collectively, the "Optionees”) under the Company's Stock Option Plan granting to such Optionees the collective right to purchase up to an aggregate of 3,215,000 common shares from the treasury of the Company at an exercise price of $1.56 per common share exercisable until September 26, 2012.

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, BC V6C 3E8 Canada

Telephone: (604) 676-5241 Fax: (604) 676-5246 Website:

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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