Vancouver, B.C.: Southern Arc Minerals Inc. (TSX Venture: SA) is pleased to provide the following update on the current status of the revision to the Provincial Spatial Planning Regulation ("Perda”).

In December 2006 the Provincial Governor introduced the Perda which purported to restrict mining activity on Lombok Island. The Perda was enacted without the consent of the relevant Regency and Central governments. In order to address this, the Central Government passed the National Spatial Planning Law 26/2007 and amendment No. 4725 (the "Federal Law”), requiring, the Provincial Government, by November 2009, to reclassify the entire provincial territory into designated zones (e.g. mining, agriculture or tourism).

Pursuant to the Federal Law, the Central Government formed the National Spatial Planning Body (the "NSPB”) in order to develop provincial laws which conform to the Federal Law. As of November 30, 2009 the Company has been informed by officials within the Central and Provincial governments that:
  1. The NSPB has concluded their deliberations and has scheduled an official signing ceremony to be held in Jakarta on December 10, 2009 to formally endorse the revisions in order for the Perda to conform with the Federal Law; and

  2. The revised Perda will then be presented to the Provincial Legislative Body in Mataram for final approval and subsequent enactment into law.
Once these new land utilization regulations are in effect, all prior restrictions to mining activities on Southern Arc properties will be immediately removed.

On behalf of the Board of 
Southern Arc Minerals Inc.

"John Proust”

President and CEO

For more information please contact:
c/o John G. Proust, CEO
Telephone: (604) 676-5241 Fax: (604) 676-5246
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