Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Rowe to the position of Chief Geologist.

Andrew Rowe graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Geology from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 1993. He is a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Andrew joined Southern Arc in May 2006 as a Senior Geological Consultant and has been responsible for developing and executing exploration strategies for the Pelangan and Selodong Prospect areas in SA's South Lombok Project.

Andrew has 17 years experience in mineral exploration and project management in Australia and various countries in Southeast Asia including Thailand, Indonesia, Mongolia, China and Laos. During this time he held exploration positions with Renison Goldfields, Normandy Anglo Asia, Phelps Dodge, Aurora Gold and Ivanhoe Mines. Immediately prior to joining Southern Arc he was the Principal Geologist for Pan Australian Resources Ltd (Laos) and part of the management team responsible for successfully bringing the Phu Kham Cu-Au porphyry deposit through to bankable feasibility.

Andrew's immediate role will be the field supervision and management of SA's drilling campaign at the Selodong porphyry Cu-Au Prospect, Lombok Island.

"We are delighted Andrew has chosen to join Southern Arc as Chief Geologist. Success in the precious metal exploration business depends upon retaining motivated and experienced explorers,” stated John Proust, President of Southern Arc. "We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have someone of Andrew's caliber devoting his considerable energies and experience to developing the potential of our properties.”

On behalf of the Board of
Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust”
President and CEO

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