Southwestern Resources Corp.

Southwestern Resources Corp.

May 30, 2006 08:01 ET

Southwestern Resources Appoints Manager, Investor Relations

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 30, 2006) - Southwestern Resources Corp. (TSX:SWG) announced today the appointment of Meghan Brown as Manager, Investor Relations. Meghan has 15 years experience in communications and investor relations in mining and energy, most recently as Manager, Investor Relations for Placer Dome Inc.

Southwestern President and CEO, John Paterson, said, "We are pleased to have Meghan on our team. She will assume responsibility for managing and enhancing our investor communications program. Her extensive experience will benefit Southwestern shareholders as the company grows."

Meghan has a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Southwestern Resources Corp. is exploring in several countries for precious and base metals. The company has a number of significant projects under way, including the Boka Gold Project in China with Team 209; the Liam Gold-Silver Project in Peru with Newmont Peru Limited; and the Antay Porphyry Copper-Gold Project in Peru with Anglo American Exploration Peru S.A. The company is also exploring for porphyry copper-gold in a large area of southwestern Yunnan Province, China under a joint venture with Newmont Overseas Exploration Limited, and recently formed a joint venture with Inco Limited for nickel, copper and platinum group metals exploration in China.

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Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the company's periodic filings with Canadian securities regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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