Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) announces results of drill hole SLD011 cored to the north of the Montong Botek porphyry Cu-Au target at the Selodong Prospect.

Drill hole SLD011 was collared 245 metres north of SLD001 (Figure 1), testing potential northern extensions of high-grade quartz diorite hosted Cu-Au mineralization (QD1 phase) intersected in drill holes SLD001, SLD002 and SGD001. Porphyry-style quartz stockwork veining similar to that logged in these holes had been mapped in headwater tributaries in the vicinity of the SLD011 collar.

SLD011 returned erratic lower grade Cu-Au intersections including:

89.9 m at 0.16% Cu and 0.22 g/t Au from 91.1 m to 181.0 m
(including 24.8 m at 0.24% Cu and 0.34 g/t Au from 111.3 m to 136.1 m)
26.0 m at 0.13% Cu and 0.11 g/t Au from 251.0 m to 277.0 m 
22.7 m at 0.14% Cu and 0.09 g/t Au from 377.0 m to 399.7 m
12.0 m at 0.16% Cu and 0.23 g/t Au from 491.6 m to 503.6 m 

SLD011 was drilled eastward at an orientation of 095 degrees and an inclination of -60 degrees to a depth of 600.1 metres.

From surface to 163.5 m a number of altered diorite porphyry intrusives hosting weak to moderate amounts of diorite hosted quartz-sulfide stockworking (QD2 phase) were logged. For the remainder of the hole (163.5 to 600.1 m) polymictic breccia (a possible diatreme) with minor clast components of QD1 and QD2 phase mineralized intrusive were intersected. These showed variable propylitic alteration overprinting and associated anhydrite veining.

Results confirm both the extensive and complicated geometry of both the Montong Botek porphyry stock and interpreted subsequent diatreme breccia, which stoped out northern portions of the mineralized intrusive body.

A larger drill rig capable of coring to 1,100 metres NQ will be mobilized later this month to focus on establishing size and continuity of grade at depth at Montong Botek, and progressively move northward towards Blongas II.

Forth-coming news releases will be issued on a target by target basis, with results from SLD012 and SLD014 (Belikat) to be released first, followed by results from SLD013 and SLD015 currently testing an inferred extension of mineralization between Montong Botek and Kekalik.

Qualified Person and Quality Control and Assurance

The information in this release has been compiled under the supervision of Southern Arc's Vice President of Exploration Hamish Campbell B.Sc.Geology, MAusIMM. Mr. Campbell has over 23 years of international mineral exploration experience including 21 years in Indonesia during which he has held such positions as Exploration Manager, Senior Geologist and Consulting Geologist. Mr. Campbell has sufficient experience relevant to the style of mineralization under consideration and qualifies as a Qualified Person as defined in terms of NI 43-101.

All assaying of samples was undertaken by the ITS laboratory in Jakarta. ITS is one of the world's largest product and commodity testing, inspection and certification organizations. The Jakarta laboratory is ISO 17025 accredited and employs a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for sample tracking, quality control and reporting. In addition to the laboratory's quality assurance program, the Company employs its own comprehensive quality assurance/control program including blanks and standards, along with reassays of selective drill pulps by independent industry-accredited laboratories.

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Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust”
President and CEO

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