BOWMORE Exploration Ltd.
TSX VENTURE : BOW

BOWMORE Exploration Ltd.

September 30, 2011 13:49 ET

BOWMORE Announces Closing of $1.9 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 30, 2011) - BOWMORE Exploration Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:BOW) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the completion of its non-brokered private placement announced on September 2nd, 2011 (the "Private Placement"). Bowmore sold a total of 3,800,000 flow-through units (the "Units") at a price of $0.50 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1.9 million. Each Unit consisted of one common share of Bowmore issued as "flow-through" and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a "Warrant"). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one non flow-through common share of the Company for a period of twenty four (24) months at an exercise price of $0.75 per share.

All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement bear a four month hold period expiring on January 31, 2012.

Approximately 60% of the Units were acquired by insiders of the Company and related party members and the remaining Units by "Pro group" and other accredited investors. With the issuance of this private placement and the existing ownership, Osisko Mining Corporation and insiders now own approximately 52% of the Company. The Company has determined that there were exemptions available from the various requirements of TSX Venture Policy 5.9 and Multilateral Instrument 61-101 for the issuance of the securities to the insiders and related party members. No new insiders were created, nor has there been any change of control as a result of the Private Placement.

The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used for exploration work on the Company's Quebec based properties. The Company immediately initiated an exploration program on its Standard Gold and Duverny property and will provide to its shareholders a detailed update of his program in the near future.

About BOWMORE

BOWMORE is a Canadian exploration mining company focused on precious metal exploration in Canada and Mexico. The Company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "BOW".

Forward-looking statements:

Except for statements of historical facts, all statements in this news release regarding, without limitation, the Private Placement, new project acquisitions, future plans and objectives are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Factors that may cause the actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include precious metal prices, results of exploration and development activities, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of materials and equipment, timeliness of government approvals, continued availability of capital and financing and general economic, market or business conditions. The Company cautions the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. Investors and others who base themselves on the Company's forward-looking statements should carefully consider the above factors as well as the uncertainties they represent and the risk they entail. Please see the public filings of the Company at www.sedar.com.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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