Rochester Resources Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : RCT
OTC Bulletin Board : RCTFF
FRANKFURT : R5I

Rochester Resources Ltd.

May 16, 2006 03:00 ET

Rochester Commences Trading on Frankfurt Exchange and Raises an Additional $1.7 Million from Exercise of Warrants

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 16, 2006) - Rochester Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RCT)(OTCBB:RCTFF)(FWB:R5I):

Douglas F. Good, President, is pleased to announce that the Company's shares have commenced trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open Market (Freiverkehr) under the trading symbol "R5I", German Securities Number "A0F67V". This listing will allow the Company to more effectively attract European institutional and individual investors.

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is one of the most respected exchanges in Europe. It is owned and operated by Deutsche Borse, which also owns the European futures exchange, Eurex, and the clearing company, Clearstream. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange executes over 90 percent of transactions in the German market and represents a substantial share of the European market.

On February 12, 2006 the Company announced that it had concluded an Investors Relations Agreement with Accent Marketing Limited ("Accent") to act as the company's strategic investor relations consultant in Europe. The Agreement, which was accepted for filing by the TSX Venture Exchange on May 4, 2006, will assist management with introductions to the European financial media and brokerage community with specific emphasis on Germany. Accent is a full service European investor relations company advising and assisting clients in all facets of investor relations with offices in England and Frankfurt, Germany.

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has received gross proceeds of $1,729,250 from the exercise of 2,695,000 warrants which expired on May 7, 2006. This increases the total equity capital raised in 2006 to approximately $5 million and places the Company in an excellent position to fund all three phases of its previously announced 2006 development program, including the construction of a 250-300 tonne/day conventional milling operation.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

Douglas Good, President & CEO

Forward-Looking Statements

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